PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (5-7, 2-2 CACC) got off to a hot start and cruised to a 91-50 win over Felician (1-10, 0-4 CACC) at the Gallagher Center on Saturday.
The teams were close early on with the Rams holding an 11-8 lead with 6:19 left in the opening quarter. Jefferson then finished the frame with a 23-4 run to make it 34-12. Junior Allie Warren sparked the rally with 11 points and freshman Haley Meinel had eight. The Golden Falcons got two points back in the second period and the score was 53-33 at the break. The Rams were in front 70-44 after three and dominated the fourth, 21-6, in closing out the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Warren posted a career-high 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. She added five rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists.
- Senior Alynna Williams recorded 17 points, six assists, three boards and two steals.
- Meinel finished with 12 points, four rebounds, three steals, two helpers and one block.
- Sophomore Maddie Haney chipped in with eight points and eight boards while junior Sabria Lytes came off the bench and grabbed 10 rebounds.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot 47.8% (33-for-69) from the floor, 35.3% (6-for-17) from downtown and 90.5% (19-for-21) at the line.
- Jefferson controlled the glass by a 44-29 margin.
- The Rams forced 35 turnovers and turned them into 42 points.
- It was the Rams' largest margin of victory since a 97-52 win at Bloomfield on February 23, 2019.
- It is the 782nd career win for head coach Tom Shirley and his 633rd with the Rams.
Jefferson visits USciences on Wednesday, January 8 at 5:30 p.m.