NYACK, N.Y. - The No. 7/12 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (16-0, 7-0 CACC) opened the game with a 14-3 run and never looked back in a 91-50 triumph at Nyack (3-11, 1-5 CACC) on Thursday night.
The Rams are ranked seventh in this week's D2SIDA Media Poll, their highest ranking in program history, and they are 12th in the WBCA Coaches Poll.
Jefferson scored the first basket and went on to post 14 of the opening 17 points to take control just 3:40 into the contest. The Warriors cut the deficit to six (14-8) before the Rams had another rally, this time a 9-0 run, to go ahead 23-8. In the second, Nyack trailed 29-16 before Jefferson increased the cushion to 24 (45-21), embarking on a 16-5 surge heading into halftime. The Rams continued to pull away in the second half with the largest margin being the final score.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Junior Alynna Williams scored a game-high 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting with six assists, one rebound and one steal. She is currently at 992 career points.
- Sophomore Caitlyn Cunningham was 9-of-12 from the floor and finished with 22 points, six assists, four rebounds and one block.
- Seniors Jessica Kaminski and Beverly Kum each contributed with 13 points. Kaminski also recorded seven rebounds, six assists and four steals while Kum grabbed five boards.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot an impressive 57.8% (37-of-64) from the field, 40.0% (6-of-15) on three-pointers and 68.8% (11-of-16) at the line.
- Jefferson forced a season-high 26 turnovers and converted them into 32 points.
- The Rams' 24 assists were a season best, surpassing Tuesday's total of 23 at Chestnut Hill.
- The 41-point margin of victory was Jefferson's largest since an 85-42 home victory over Concordia (N.Y.) on Jan. 21, 2018.
- It was the best shooting night of the year for the Rams. Their previous high was 53.4% (31-of-58) versus Holy Family on Dec. 8.
- The victory was head coach Tom Shirley's 764th of his career and the 615th at the helm of the Rams.
Jefferson Women's Basketball begins a four-game home stand at the Gallagher Center on Saturday, January 12 versus Post. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. Jefferson defeated the Eagles, 76-66 on the road last year.