PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (19-2, 12-1 CACC) cruised past the Georgian Court Lions (4-16, 2-11 CACC) on Tuesday evening by a final score of 86-55 to clinch a spot in the CACC Championship.
The win puts Jefferson at 12-1 in conference play and guarantees at least the No. 4 seed in the tournament with a quarterfinals game on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The Rams dominated Georgian Court offensively. It marked the third time this season that the women eclipsed 50.0% shooting as they went 34-of-65 for 52.3% on Tuesday. The 34 field goals also came as a season high even though the squad only connected on 4-of-15 from deep.
Junior Beverly Kum led the Rams with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Four Rams ended up with 12 points including two starters and two reserves. Redshirt junior Erin Maher and redshirt sophomore Alynna Williams both had 12. Maher also finished with 11 boards and three assists. Williams grabbed five rebounds with three assists.
Redshirt freshman Caitlyn Cunningham and redshirt sophomore Ayoola Oguntuase both came off the bench to finish with 12 points. Freshman Sabria Lytes also chipped in nine points as the bench outscored Georgian Court, 35-7.
Jefferson forced 18 turnovers in the contest, leading to 26 points. The Rams also outrebounded the Lions, 39-30, leading to a margin of 17-4 in second-chance points.
The Rams led for 35:19 of 40 minutes while going up by as many as 36 before winning, 86-55.
Jefferson Women's Basketball returns to action this Thursday, Feb. 1 at home with Washington Adventist in a nonconference matchup at 6 p.m.