PHILADELPHIA – The No. 7/12 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (16-0, 7-0 CACC) begins a four-game home stand when it welcomes Post (6-7, 3-3 CACC) to the Gallagher Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
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.
HOW TO WATCH
Tickets are available at the door. Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/children/outside students with ID. Children under the age of six are free. Jefferson students, staff and faculty with school ID are also free.
A free, live video stream will be available for the contest with play-by-play and color analysis.
This is the 16th meeting between Jefferson and Post. The Rams lead, 15-0 with seven victories at home.
LAST TIME OUT
The women 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.
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.
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.
CACC WEEKLY AWARDS
Kaminski was chosen the CACC Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. She produced her second straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win over previously undefeated USciences (Jan. 3). She added four assists and one steal. The senior followed with a 19-point performance at Felician (Jan. 5) on 5-of-10 shooting. Kaminski's line also included six boards, three assists and one steal. In addition, senior Beverly Kum was named to the conference's weekly honor roll.
LOOKING AT POST
The Eagles are coming off back-to-back losses to Holy Family, 75-60 and Bloomfield, 60-57. Post is one of the top teams in Division II at creating second chance opportunities, ranking seventh with 18 offensive rebounds per game. Freshman Sha'raya Haines is the Eagles' leading scorer with 13.4 ppg. She has hit 20 three-pointers this season. Sophomore Mia Crooms is corralling 6.6 rpg followed by junior Taylor Ceballos with a 5.4 average.
The Rams host division foe Georgian Court on Wednesday, January 16 at 6 p.m. Jefferson won both meetings last season, including an 86-55 victory at home.