Rams Fall to #14 Nationally-Ranked Holy Family 76-61

Stephanie Agger
Stephanie Agger

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University Rams (7-5, 3-3 CACC) dropped a hard-fought 76-61 CACC contest to the #14th nationally-ranked Holy Family University Tigers (10-2, 7-0 CACC) on Tuesday evening.  PhilaU was led by junior guard Stephanie Agger with 19 points and three steals. 

PhilaU Head Coach Tom Shirley is still in search of win #600, as PhilaU gets their next chance on Sunday (1/16) in a 2 p.m. home contest vs. the University of the District of Columbia. 

The Rams played tough right from the get-go, leading by as many as seven twice:14-7 and 19-12 mid-way through the half. 

HFU's Catherine Carr nailed a trey at 6:04 to tie it at 23, and that set the Tigers on pace to hold the advantage for the rest of the half.  Carr had16 points for the Tigers. 

PhilaU trailed just 35-31 at the half, shooting 50% from the floor (46% for the game).  HFU shot 45% from the floor and made 17 free throws (81%).

The Tigers roared into the second half on an 8-0 run, until a Taylor Magnus trey at 17:00.  Magnus picked up eight points in the effort.

PhilaU freshman guard Megan Finn got PhilaU within single digits at 53-44 at 9:24, but HFU's Erin Mann tossed in a bucket and free-throw to put the Tigers back up 56-44.  Mann led all scorers with 22 points.  HFU would roll, leading in double-digits for much of the second stanza to win their 71st game at home. 

Rebounds were also a factor, as HFU out-boarded the Rams 38-30 (14-7 on offensive grabs).

Also in double-digits for PhilaU were sophomore forward Kristen Blye with 10 points and nine boards and senior forward Kate Brennan with 13 points and five boards.