Rams make it rain threes in 78-56 win over USciences

Jim Connolly
Jim Connolly

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's basketball team knocked down a season-high 15 three-pointers, 10 in the opening half, on its way to a 78-56 win over the University of the Sciences Saturday afternoon in Bobby Morgan Arena.

Jim Connolly led Philadelphia (5-4, 3-0 CACC) with a season-high 24 points after hitting six three-pointers. Corey Francisco was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc on his way to 20 points and eight rebounds. Nick Schlitzer contributed 16 points, while Nick Christian had 12.

The Rams finished the game at 50.0 percent (15-of-30) from three-point range and the game (26-of-52).

Garret Kerr led all scorers with 30 points and added 15 rebounds in the loss for USciences (1-6, 0-3 CACC).

The Devils shot 40.0 percent (20-of-50) and 7.7 percent (1-of-13) from three.

The Rams trailed 6-4 when Connolly was fouled on a three-point attempt with 15:11 left in the first half. He made all three free throws to start a 39-14 during the duration of the half to give Philadelphia a 43-20 halftime lead.

Philadelphia led by as many as 32 when Francisco hit a lay-up with 13:21 remaining to make the score 58-26.

The Devils owned a 30-28 rebounding advantage.

Philadelphia is off until after Christmas when the team hosts Assumption in the East Region Classic on December 29 at 3 p.m.