EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (3-4) could not recover from a slow start in a 70-49 defeat at East Stroudsburg (4-3) on Sunday afternoon.
The score was tied at two early before the Warriors pulled away with an 18-0 run. ESU was ahead 20-6 after one. The score was 24-6 when the Rams closed the gap to 12 with six straight points. However, the Warriors outscored Jefferson, 13-5, for the rest of the half and led 37-17 at the break. The Rams were just 7-for-28 in the first two quarters, including 0-for-7 from three-point range.
Jefferson rallied early in the third, cutting the deficit to 12 (41-29) with 4:45 on the clock. However, ESU responded with an 11-2 stretch to increase the margin to 21 (52-31). The Rams continued to fight back and were able to make it a 10-point game (54-44) with 7:27 to go in the fourth. The Warriors recovered and pulled away with a 16-5 run to end the contest.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Sophomore Maddie Haney posted a career-high 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was 7-for-12 from the field.
- Freshman Morgan Robinson tallied nine points, six boards and three steals.
- Senior Alynna Williams and freshman Maeve McCann each had seven points.
- Junior Sabria Lytes corralled six rebounds and blocked three shots.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams were 20-for-63 (31.7%) on field goals, 1-for-13 (7.7%) on three-pointers and 8-for-17 (47.1%) on free throws.
- Jefferson outrebounded ESU by a slim 43-42 margin.
The Rams begin conference play versus Wilmington (Del.) on Tuesday, December 3 at 6 p.m.