PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson women's basketball team (3-0) defeated the NYIT Bears (2-1) in a nonconference affair on Wednesday night in the Rams' home opener from the Gallagher Center by a final of 76-57.
Just over three minutes into the first quarter, senior Jessica Kaminski made a shot to surpass 1000 career points.
The Rams shot at least 47% in every quarter including 55% in both the first (11-of-20) and second (6-of-11) quarters to own a 41-29 advantage at the break.
NYIT made nine shots in the third to cut the Jefferson lead to down three at 55-52 with 32 second to play in the quarter. Senior Erin Maher scored the next four points to end the quarter as the Rams' lead went back up to seven heading into the fourth.
NYIT trimmed it back to five points in the fourth early on, but the Rams were able to hold the Bears to just three points over the final eight-plus minutes to win, 76-57.
BY THE NUMBERS
-Kaminski finished with eight points on the night and now had 1007 for her career. She also grabbed five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
-Maher scored a game-high 22 points to go along with a double-double behind 14 boards, four assists, one block and one steal. Maher shot 10-of-15 on the night.
-Sophomore Caitlyn Cunningham went 9-of-14 from the floor as she recorded 19 points, nine assists, seven steals, two blocks and two steals.
-Junior Alynna Williams finished with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.
-Senior Beverly Kum notched 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.
AS A TEAM
-The Rams had 20 assists on their 34 made shots.
-Jefferson shot 50.7% from the floor (34-of-67), 25.0% from deep (3-of-12) and 83.3% from the line (5-of-6).
-Jefferson turned in 10 steals and five blocks on the night as they forced 17 Bear turnovers and kept NYIT to 29.6% shooting (21-of-71).
Jefferson Women's Basketball returns to action on the road Sunday, Nov. 18 at Lincoln (Pa.).