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Former Lady Bucks square off during Division I basketball game

Former Dunmore teammates Victoria Toomey and Maddie Martin met as opponents in a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball game Wednesday night.

Toomey is a junior starting center at Rider University, which hosted and defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology, 64-59, Wednesday night.

Martin is a graduate student contributing off the bench at guard for NJIT where she is working back from her third major knee injury after being the team’s starting point guard two years ago.

Toomey played 15 minutes and finished with 4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. She finished with four fouls. Toomey was 1-for-3 from the floor and made both of her free throws.

Martin played nine minutes and had one assist. She did not take a shot.

After Martin entered the game for the first time with 1:54 left in the first quarter, Toomey reentered the game with 33 seconds left, putting them on the floor as college opponents for the first time.

The win was the first of the season for Rider. NJIT dropped to 4-4.

Toomey, who was third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in blocked shots last season, has started every game she played the last two seasons. She is averaging 3.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 blocked shots and 0.8 steals while going 9-for-24 (37.5 percent) from the floor and 5-for-8 (62.5 percent) from the foul line.

Martin has played 67 minutes while appearing in 7 of 8 games. She has five points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Martin is 2-for-5 (40.0 percent) from the floor, 1-for-2 (50.0) on 3-pointers and 0-for-2 from the line.

Both Toomey and Martin played for the JB Hoops AAU team out of Riverfront Sports in Scranton.

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