PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (6-8, 3-3 CACC) used a 10-0 fourth quarter run to pull away from visiting Concordia (N.Y.) (3-12, 2-4 CACC) in a 73-57 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The two teams played even basketball throughout the opening quarter and the Clippers held onto a 16-14 lead after one. Concordia led by six (24-18) with 5:25 on the clock and the Rams rallied for 16 straight points to end the half and go ahead 34-24. Senior Alynna Williams led the run with eight points.
Jefferson was in front 41-32 after a three-pointer by freshman Emily Keehfuss (7:39) in the third. The Clippers followed with a 9-0 run to even the score at 41 with 4:08 to go. The Rams had a 52-47 advantage going into the fourth.
Concordia had the first bucket of the final quarter to make it a three-point game (52-49). Jefferson followed with 10 consecutive points to increase the margin to 13 (62-49) with 5:44 remaining. Junior Sabria Lytes scored five of the points. The Clippers did not get closer than eight points for the rest of the way.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Lytes finished with a career-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. She added 10 rebounds and three blocks.
- Williams posted 17 points, four rebounds and three assists.
- Sophomore Maddie Haney had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. She recorded four assists, one steal and one block.
- Keehfuss contributed with eight points and eight boards.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot 51.9% (28-for-54) from the field, 40.0% (4-for-10) on three-pointers and 76.5% (13-for-17) at the line.
- Jefferson outrebounded Concordia, 45-31.
- After shooting just 5-for-12 in the first quarter, the Rams were 23-for-42 (54.8%) for the rest of the contest.
- It was the Rams' best shooting performance of the season and their best since posting a 53.6 field goal percentage at Bloomfield on February 23, 2019.
- Head coach Tom Shirley earned his 783rd career win (634 at Jefferson).
Jefferson faces Goldey-Beacom at the Gallagher Center on Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m.