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Women’s Hoops: No. 24 Rutgers Crushes Seton Hall

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April Sykes scored 17 points and No. 24 Rutgers defeated Seton Hall 62-39 on Tuesday night.

Khadijah Rushdan added 15 points and Erica Wheeler chipped in 11 in the Scarlett Knights’ 12th straight win over Seton Hall, dating back to 2003.

Rutgers (19-8, 8-6 Big East) attempted 20 more shots than Seton Hall (22 of 60, compared to 14 of 40) and forced 16 turnovers, leading to 31 points.

The Pirates (7-21, 0-14) made just 2 of 13 from 3-point range and were outrebounded 35-29.

Rutgers trailed 13-11 with 8:37 left in the first half, before scoring eight straight to lead for good.

The Scarlett Knights put together their biggest streak, scoring 15 straight to lead 49-32 on Rushdan’s free throws with 12:19 to play.

Jasmine Crew scored 20 points and Brittany Morris had 14 for the Pirates, who have lost 16 straight overall and 14 straight in conference play.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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