PHILADELPHIA - The No. 14 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's basketball team (26-2, 17-2 CACC) wrapped up the regular season with a 63-51 victory at Holy Family (8-19, 6-13 CACC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Rams are ranked 14th in this week's WBCA Coaches Poll.
Jefferson started the game with an 8-0 run. The Tigers cut the deficit to 8-6 but the Rams maintained the lead and were ahead 17-10 after one. Jefferson went on a 13-2 rally to start the second to make the score 30-12. Holy Family managed to get within 10 (34-24) at halftime. In the third, the Tigers hit a three to close the gap to nine (44-35). The Rams scored six straight points to increase the margin to 15 and were in front 50-37 heading into the fourth. Holy Family got back within nine (58-49) with 4:45 to play but Jefferson followed with five straight points, while the Tigers went 0-for-5 during that stretch, to put the game away.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Senior Jessica Kaminski notched her seventh double-double, and third straight, with 10 points and 10 rebounds while adding four assists.
- Sophomore Caitlyn Cunningham recorded 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal.
- Junior Alynna Williams contributed with 13 points, six boards, three assists and one steal.
- Senior Erin Maher chipped in with 10 points and senior Beverly Kum grabbed eight rebounds.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot 41.7% (25-of-60) from the field, 33.3% (7-of-21) on three-pointers and 54.5% (6-of-11) at the line.
- Jefferson held Holy Family to just 35.7% (20-of-56) shooting.
- The Rams dominated on the boards by a 47-28 margin.
- It was the 19th time this year that Jefferson held its opponent under 60 points.
- The Rams' 26 victories at the end of the regular season are the most in program history.
- The victory was head coach Tom Shirley's 774th of his career and the 625th at the helm of the Rams.
Jefferson is the second seed in the South for the CACC Tournament and hosts Post, the third seed in the North, for a quarterfinal game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Rams topped the Eagles at home, 77-54 on January 12.