Women's Basketball Falls At #24 USciences

Women's Basketball Falls At #24 USciences

PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (5-8, 2-3 CACC) dropped its CACC game at #24 USciences (12-3, 5-1 CACC), 60-44 on Wednesday.

Both teams struggled to get going in the first quarter, shooting a combined 5-for-24 in the frame. The Devils led 7-2 before the Rams rallied for the last seven points of the period to take a 9-7 lead into the second. It remained a one-possession game for the first six minutes as the teams went back-and-forth. With the score even at 16, USciences went on a 9-4 run to finish the half and was ahead 25-20 at the break.

The Devils started the second half strong, tallying eight consecutive points to make it 33-20. Junior Allie Warren's three-pointer (2:31) dipped the margin back into single digits (37-28) and began a 6-0 Jefferson stretch to make the score 37-31. USciences hit a three to end the quarter and take a 40-31 advantage into the fourth.

The Devils opened the final period with seven points in a row to up their lead to 16 (47-31). A layup with 1:26 remaining gave USciences its largest lead of the night at 21 (60-39). The Rams finished the contest with five points.

- Warren ended the game with 10 points and six rebounds.
- Senior Alynna Williams scored nine points and freshman Haley Meinel added eight. Meinel grabbed four boards.
- Sophomore Maddie Haney chipped in with four points and four rebounds.

- The Rams shot 26.5% (13-of-49) against the third-best defensive team in the nation. Jefferson was 5-for-17 (29.4%) from three and 13-for-21 (61.9%) at the foul line.

- Williams became the 10th Ram to reach 1,400 career points.

Jefferson hosts Concordia (N.Y.) on Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m.