Rowan College at Gloucester County

Tierah Bush Leads Roadrunner Women's Basketball Team to Fourth Straight Triumph
Date: 12/17/2017
Location: Deptford, NJ

​​​Freshman guard Tierah Bush, a former Woodrow Wilson High School standout, is leading an RCGC resurgence. 

And Tierah is definitely excited about the Roadrunners' prospects following Saturday's convincing 72-39 triumph over Sussex County College at home.  

Despite the fact that the Roadrunners' dropped three in a row after a 5-0 start recently, Bush has helped RCGC bounce back with four straight win as the Runners have improved to 9-3 overall under head coach Rich Cooper. 

Tierah finished as game high scorer with 17 points Saturday, followed by 13 each from teammates Raquel Harris-Scott (Overbrook) and Alyvia Essex (Atlantic City) along with 11 from freshman Jaida Davis (Winslow).

"It feels good to get a fresh start," said Bush, a physicial education major. "And we're playing well -- we definitely have a team capable of going all the way." 

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The Runners had the game under control right from the outset. They opened with a 17-11 first quarter lead and then extended the advantage to 41-19 by halftime. Bush scored 13 of her 17 in the first half to help RCGC out to its fast lead.

"Tierah has done a great job taking charge," said Cooper. "She has a tremendous skill set on both sides of the floor. 

"As a team, we've really picked up our tempo on defense. Good defense creates a lot of opportunities like it did today."

The Roadrunners will host Mercer County College on Tuesday in a 5 p.m. start.

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