PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (8-11, 5-6 CACC) fell to 24th-ranked USciences (17-3, 10-1 CACC), 78-62 on Wednesday night.
The teams stayed tight through the first seven minutes of the contest. The Rams held a 13-11 lead with 3:31 on the clock before the Devils closed the period with a 10-0 run to go ahead 21-13 after one. USciences doubled up Jefferson over the initial four minutes of the second to make it 35-20 (6:03). The Rams cut the deficit to 10 (35-25) but the Devils increased their advantage to 15 again by halftime (44-29).
The two squads were even in the third, each scoring 21 points, and USciences was ahead 65-50. The Devils started the fourth with a 7-1 stretch to up the margin to 21 (72-51), their largest of the contest. Jefferson had nine of the last 13 points of the night.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Senior Alynna Williams totaled 19 points.
- Junior Sabria Lytes and freshman Morgan Robinson each poured in 14 points. Robinson added eight rebounds and five steals while Lytes grabbed seven boards.
- Freshman Haley Meinel chipped in seven points.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot 40.0% (22-for-55) from the field, 20.0% (2-for-10) on three-pointers, and 80.0% (16-for-20) at the foul line.
- Jefferson forced 18 turnovers and turned them into 19 points.
- Williams became the ninth Ram to reach 1,500 career points and she passed former teammate Jessica Kaminski for ninth place on Jefferson's all-time scoring list. She also recorded her 300th career assist.
Jefferson visits Caldwell on Saturday, February 1 at 1 p.m.