WATERBURY, Conn. – Junior Beverly Kum and the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (14-2, 7-1 CACC) earned a 76-66 conference road win at Post University (2-12, 1-7 CACC) on Saturday, Jan. 13.
Kum scored a game-high 29 points behind 10-of-14 shooting and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. The Hagerstown, Maryland native also notched three blocks, two assists and five rebounds in 30 minutes of action.
Senior Rachel Day, fresh off scoring her 1000th career point on Wednesday, accounted for 14 points on the day including 5-of-10 shooting including 4-of-9 from three-point range.
Redshirt sophomore Alynna Williams hit 4-of-7 from the floor including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc with two free throws for 12 points in the victory to go along with seven assists.
In total, nine different Rams scored points in the 10-point road win.
After the first quarter, the two teams were tied 23-23. The Rams outscored the Eagles 17-12 in the second. Day had 11 of her 14 in the first half while Kum scored eight.
Jefferson lost the lead midway through the third quarter as Post opened the period on a 15-9 scoring advantage. With Post now up 50-49, Jefferson reset with a timeout and Kum hit a pair of free throws to put the Rams back up 51-50 with 4:35 remaining in the third. Jefferson never lost the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Kum scored 21 points in the second half. She hit 8-of-11 shots and knocked down 5-of-5 free throws. All three of her blocks came in the second half as well.
The junior scored the first six points of the fourth quarter for Jefferson as the team took a 67-59 lead with 5:59 to play.
The Rams led by as many as 16 points at 75-59 with under a minute to play before the game went final at 76-66.
As a team, Jefferson shot 48.1% from the floor on 25-of-52 shooting with 19 assists on those 25 field goals. The Rams hit 18-of-21 from the free-throw line and 8-of-16 from three-point range.
The win also came as the 736th career win for women's basketball coach Tom Shirley. Between Shirley and men's basketball coach Herb Magee (1064 wins), the coaching duo now has a combined 1800 career wins as the men's game tipped following the women's contest at Post this afternoon. The only active NCAA coaches with more combined victories are University of North Carolina's Roy Williams and Sylvia Hatchell.
Jefferson Women's Basketball now plays at Wilmington (Del.) on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. with the men's team following at 8 p.m.