PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia University senior forward Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) grabbed his 1,000-career rebound to become the seventh player in program history with 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds in the Rams' 80-49 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Felician Saturday afternoon in the Gallagher Center.
Alexis—who is currently at 1,809 points after a 23-point performance in the win--entered Saturday's contest three rebounds away from 1,000. He reached the milestone with 9:54 left in the first half after grabbing an offensive rebound after a TJ Huggins (Alexandria, Va./TC Williams) missed jumper. Alexis, who finished with 11 rebounds, is also the ninth player in program history with 1,000 career rebounds.
The Rams never trailed during the contest and had four players score in double figures. Kaison Randolph (Trenton, N.J./Pennington Prep) knocked down a career-high six 3-pointers to contribute 21 points, while Brendan Kilpatrick (Norristown, Pa./Malvern Prep) had 16 points and six assists.
Huggins finished up with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists.
Alexis and Randolph broke the contest open as they combined to go on a 14-0 run during a 3:52 span to turn a one-point game into a 31-16 lead with 7:14 left in the half. Alexis scored eight points, while Randolph hit a pair of 3-pointers. Philadelphia defense held Felician (4-10, 2-6 CACC) to 0-of-5 shooting and forced two turnovers.
Philadelphia's lead would fluctuate between 13 and 15 for the remainder of the first half. Kilpatrick gave the Rams a 41-26 halftime lead by hitting two free throws with three seconds left in the half.
Coming out of halftime, Philadelphia scored the first six points of the half to extend the margin to 47-26 on a Huggins layup at the 15:14 mark. After Marko Kozul made a jumper to cut the gap to 19 (49-30), Kilpatrick knocked down a pair of long baskets to push the margin up to 53-30.
The lead remained above 20 for the rest of the contest, reaching a game-high 31 (67-36) on a Randolph 3-pointer with 6:49 left.
Kennedy Chukwuocha and Jamal Reid led Felician with nine points each.
Philadelphia shot 53.6 percent from the field, 43.8 percent from 3-point range, while Felician was held to 33.3 percent overall. The Rams also owned a 40-28 rebounding margin.
Philadelphia heads to Caldwell for a CACC contest on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m.