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Ajavon's 29 points power Rutgers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Freshman guard
Matee Ajavon scored 29 points to lead Rutgers (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today; No. 17 AP) over South Dakota
State 68-50 on Thursday in the opening game of the Paradise Jam
tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chelsea Newton added 12 points and five rebounds for Rutgers
(2-0), while teammate Michelle Campbell had 11 points and six
rebounds.

Megan Vogel led the Jackrabbits (3-1) with 15 points.

South Dakota State tied the game at 24-all before Rutgers used a
strong second half to seize control.