Solid Performance for Rams in 77-50 Takeover of St. Thomas

Russell Frederick
Russell Frederick

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University Rams (4-2, 1-0 CACC) put on a dominating performance in a 77-50 win over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans (1-2) on Tuesday evening at the Gallagher Athletic Center.  PhilaU senior guard Russell Frederick (Baltimore, MD/ Calvert Hall) led all scorers with 18 points, adding six boards and six assists to boot. 

STAC was led by Justin Brown with 15 points and seven rebounds. 

PhilaU shot 54% from the field, allowing STAC just 37% and went 8-17 from beyond the arc (47%) on the night. 

The Rams started the first half on a 20-4 run, as senior forward Malcolm Ingram (Philadelphia, PA/ Solebury Prep) put up the first bucket of the contest just 14 seconds in and PhilaU never looked back.  Ingram had 14 points and seven boards on the night.  The home team's advantage ballooned to as many as 24 in the first half as sophomore forward Corey Francisco (Woodbridge, NJ/ Monmouth Academy) put up a deuce to make it 41-17. 

PhilaU led 41-25 at the break.

In the second stanza, Frederick exploded for 12 points (including three of his five treys on the night).  The Rams led by a game-high of 30 points on a layup by freshman guard Jim Connolly (Harleysville, PA/ Souderton) at 2:32 remaining.  Senior guard/forward Marcus Lemon (Alexandria, VA/ T.C. Williams) added 17 points and five rebounds while senior forward Mike Yocum (Dresher, PA/ Episcopal Academy) contributed 14 points and six boards for the Rams. 

The squad returns to action on Saturday (11/28) when they travel to Millersville University for a 3:00 p.m. contest.