Basketball Welcomes Nyack to East Falls on Saturday

Basketball Welcomes Nyack to East Falls on Saturday

Saturday, February 14
Women's Basketball vs. Nyack | H | 2 p.m. | Gallagher Center | Live Stats | Live Video
#10/11 Men's Basketball vs. Nyack | H | 4 p.m. | Gallagher Center | Live Stats | Live Video

PHILADELPHIA The Thomas Jefferson University men's and women's basketball teams return home to take on Nyack on Saturday afternoon. The women (12-11, 8-6 CACC) begin at 2 p.m. and the men (21-2, 14-0 CACC) start at 4 p.m.

THE SERIES
The Jefferson women are 16-0 all-time versus the Warriors. The Rams have an 8-0 mark at home.

For the men, the Rams have a 15-1 record against Nyack and have a 15-game win streak. Jefferson is 8-0 in East Falls.

LAST TIME OUT
The women conceded the first basket of the game and it was the only time that the Rams trailed as they cruised to an 84-71 victory at Wilmington (Del.) on Wednesday. Senior Alynna Williams surpassed the 30-point mark for the second time this season, leading all scorers with 31. She shot 13-for-22, including 5-for-9 from three-point range. Williams added seven assists and three rebounds. Sophomore Maddie Haney picked up her third double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 boards. Freshman Haley Meinel tallied 14 points. Junior Sabria Lytes contributed nine points and eight rebounds with freshman Morgan Robinson chipping in seven points, six assists, five boards and four steals.

The men picked up their 14th consecutive victory with a 78-62 decision at Wilmington (Del.) on Wednesday night. Senior DeVaughn Mallory finished with a game-high 30 points, his third time hitting the mark this year. He also grabbed 15 rebounds for his 10th double-double. Mallory shot 14-for-20 from the field. Senior Josh Bradanese totaled 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with three makes from beyond the arc. Senior Kylan Guerra produced nine points, 11 assists, seven boards and four steals. Sophomore Deondre Bourne chipped in nine points.

LOOKING AT NYACK
The Nyack women (8-13, 6-8 CACC) have dropped four of their last five games. The Warriors currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot in the CACC North Division. Kyla Given leads the squad with 14.3 points per game followed by Jasmine Cruse with a 12.3 average. Given has a team-high 24 three-pointers. Cruse is the top rebounder, pulling down 7.2 boards per contest.

On the men's side, the Warriors (11-11, 6-8 CACC) have won two of their last three contests. They are currently sixth in the CACC North, 1.5 games out of playoff positioning. Joel Bailey leads the team in scoring (13.6) with Jayden Dawson in second (10.5). Thomas Nolan has hit a team-high 52 three-pointers. Junior Graham and Bailey are grabbing 5.7 and 5.6 rebounds per game respectively.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Rams host Georgian Court on Tuesday, February 18.