BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The No. 9 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (23-1, 14-1 CACC) opened its three-game road trip with a 74-46 victory at Concordia (N.Y.) (5-19, 3-12 CACC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Rams are ninth in both the D2SIDA Media and WBCA Coaches Polls this week.
The two squads battled early in the opening quarter and were tied at 11 at the 3:08 mark. The Rams took control with a 13-0 run to lead 24-11 at the end of the period. The Clippers were able to cut the deficit to six (26-20) with 7:30 to play in the second. Jefferson went on another run, this time an 11-5 rally, to take a 37-25 advantage into halftime. The Rams dominated the third quarter, outscoring Concordia, 14-4, and were ahead 51-29 entering the last stanza. Jefferson began the fourth with an 11-2 surge to increase the margin to 31. The Rams' largest lead came at the 3:21 mark (71-38).
BY THE NUMBERS
- Senior Jessica Kaminski posted 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting, nine rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block.
- Sophomore Caitlyn Cunningham went over 20 points for the fourth straight game, finishing with a game-high 29, while adding four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. She was 12-for-19 from the field.
- Sophomore Sabria Lytes contributed with 11 points off the bench, shooting 5-for-6.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams were 30-for-57 (52.6%) on field goals, 5-for-13 (38.5%) on three-pointers and 9-for-14 (64.3%) on free throws.
- Jefferson won the rebound battle, 38-29.
- The Rams forced 20 Concordia turnovers and converted them into 22 points.
- Jefferson limited the Clippers to 33.3% (19-of-57) shooting.
- Concordia's four points in the third quarter was the lowest total conceded by the Rams in a single period this season.
- It is the 10th time in program history that Jefferson has recorded 23 wins in a season.
- The victory was head coach Tom Shirley's 771st of his career and the 622nd at the helm of the Rams.
Jefferson visits the Georgian Court Lions on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. The Rams downed GCU, 64-35 at home on January 16. Jefferson earned an 80-64 victory in Lakewood last year.