PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (13-2, 6-1 CACC) took down the Nyack Warriors (2-14, 2-5 CACC) by a final of 84-70 on Wednesday evening from the Gallagher Center.
Senior Rachel Day reached 1000 career points as she scored a game-high 26 points including her 1000th point with 4.1 seconds on the clock with a last-second free throw. The senior also grabbed four rebounds and recorded four assists. She is the 32nd women's basketball player at the school to reach the plateau. (See photo: Day scoring her 1000th career point)
Redshirt junior Erin Maher scored 16 points on the evening with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal.
Redshirt junior Jessica Kaminski fell just shy of a triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Junior Beverly Kum scored 15 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Jefferson held a 45-32 lead at halftime while Day was already up to 14 points.
Leading for all a total of 37:40 minutes in the victory, the women cruised to victory over Nyack.
The night was capped by Day reaching her milestone with 4.1 seconds. She hit the front end at a trip to the line to give her 26 in the win and 1000 for her career. Coach Tom Shirley called a timeout to let the team celebrate as Day embraced her family on the sideline.
Jefferson won by an 84-70 final as the Rams moved to 6-1 in conference play.
The Rams led second-chance points, 22-17, fast break points, 10-2, and rebounds, 51-40.
Jefferson assisted on 24 of their 29 made shots.
Jefferson hits the road to take on Post on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m.
RACHEL DAY REACHES 1000 CAREER POINTS