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Highlanders Rally Past Lafayette; NJIT Records Third Win of the Season

Sophomore Jill Dickinson's team-high 22 points led four double-figure scorers and NJIT past Lafayette 70-59 in women's basketball action Thursday night. The Highlanders, playing a Division I schedule this season for the first time, recorded their third win of 2006 in impressive fashion, outscoring Lafayette, 48-32, in the second half.
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