PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's and men's basketball teams will host a pair of conference matchups on Tuesday, Dec. 5 against Chestnut Hill from the Gallagher Center for Jefferson's conference home openers. The women's affair starts at 6 p.m. and will be played as a Military Appreciation Game. The men's game follows at 8 p.m.
A free, live video stream will be available for both affairs with play-by-play and color analysis. For $5, viewers can upgrade to a high-quality video.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for seniors/children/outside students with ID. Children under the age of six are free. Jefferson students, staff and faculty with school ID are also free. Veterans also get into the Gallagher Center for free tonight.
6 P.M. MILITARY APPRCIATION GAME
Benefitting the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House (PVCH) and military veterans in the community, the women's game against Chestnut Hill will feature a presentation of our National Anthem with a court-sized American flag, veterans walking out with both teams' starting lineups, a halftime veteran recognition ceremony, a "Coat and Can" drive and a 50/50 raffle.
Winters coats and all non-perishable food items will be accepted for donations to the PVCH. The 50/50 raffle proceeds will also go to the PVCH.
All military veterans will receive free admission to the Jefferson vs. Chestnut Hill conference matchup (6 p.m.) along with free selected items at the concession stand.
WOMEN'S LAST TIME OUT
The Rams opened conference play this past Saturday with an 80-64 victory over Georgian Court. Erin Maher scored a game-high 26 points as the women moved to 7-1 on the campaign.
MEN'S LAST TIME OUT
The men also started CACC play with a road win at Georgian Court on Saturday by a final of 69-60. Senior Kaison Randolph scored a game-high 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting including three made three-pointers along with 8-of-8 free throws. Freshman Alexander Gorton scored all 18 of his points in the second half.
The men are now 5-5 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.
The Chestnut Hill women's team are 4-3 on the season with wins over Molloy, Queens, Mercy and most recently, Goldey-Beacom this past Saturday to begin conference play. #22 Vicky Tumasz leads Chestnut Hill with 19.3 points per game followed by #32 Jaeda Wildgoose (15.0) and #42 Shannon Glenn (11.6).
The Griffin men are currently 1-6 in 2017-18 with their lone win coming against Mercy College back on November 18. Chestnut Hill has lost their last four games. #2 Demetrius Isaac leads the Griffins with 18.3 points per game followed by #10 Cartier Talford (16.0) and #12 Liban Awl (13.3).