PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's basketball team (13-11, 9-6 CACC) upped their season-long win streak to five games with a 79-40 rout of Nyack (8-14, 6-9 CACC) on Saturday.
The teams were even at four before the Rams dominated the rest of the opening quarter, finishing the period with a 21-2 run. Jefferson scored the first five points of the second before the Warriors were able to get back on the board. A layup by junior Sabria Lytes gave the Rams a 43-12 advantage (2:45). It was their largest lead of the frame and they were ahead 47-19 at halftime. The teams played an even third quarter with Jefferson having a slim 18-17 edge in the period. The Rams then outscored Nyack, 14-4, in the final quarter.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Four players finished in double figures for Jefferson, led by senior Alynna Williams's 14. She added six rebounds and five assists.
- Lytes totaled 11 points, seven boards, two blocks and one assist.
- Freshmen Morgan Robinson and Haley Meinel each tallied 10 points. Robinson also had six assists and four steals.
- Senior Ayoola Oguntuase contributed nine points and eight rebounds off of the bench.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot 42.4% (28-for-66) on field goals, 36.8% (7-for-19) on three-pointers and a perfect 100.0% (16-for-16) on free throws.
- Jefferson won the rebound battle, 48-34.
- The Rams dished 19 assists and forced 21 turnovers.
- It was the first time this season that Jefferson did not miss a foul shot.
- It was head coach Tom Shirley's 790th career win (641 at Jefferson).
Jefferson remains in the fourth and final playoff spot in the CACC South Division with four games left in the regular season. The Rams are tied with Chestnut Hill for third but the Griffins have a head-to-head victory. The two teams meet again on February 22. Goldey-Beacom is still one game back. USciences and Holy Family hold the top two positions and square off on February 18. The Devils can clinch the number one seed with a victory.
Jefferson hosts Georgian Court on Tuesday, February 18 at 6 p.m.