No. 7 Women’s Basketball Starts Fast in 78-47 Victory Over Bloomfield

No. 7 Women’s Basketball Starts Fast in 78-47 Victory Over Bloomfield

PHILADELPHIA – The No. 7 University of the Sciences women's basketball team wasted little time in bouncing back from its first loss of the season, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after 10 minutes of Saturday's 78-47 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) win over Bloomfield.

The Devils scored the first 11 points of the afternoon in just 3:07 and would lead by double-digits nearly the rest of the way, minus a 47-second stretch.  

USciences made six 3-pointers in the opening period, three of which were by Colleen Walsh as the senior needed just 19 minutes to lead all players with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting beyond the arc. 

Alex Thomas was the only other Devil in double-figures with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, as University of the Sciences featured a balanced scoring attack in which 12 players scored. 

Taylor Hamm and Jess Huber each added nine, with Hamm nearing a second consecutive double-double with a game-high nine rebounds. 

Shannon May registered a new career-best with six points on 2-of-2 3-pointers, while Micah Morgan (five points), Kendall Keyes (four) and Hadiya Tucker (four) all set new season-highs. 

Notably, freshman Juliana Gura scored her first career collegiate point. 

Tucker also set a season-best with four rebounds, while her team-high four assists were a new career-best. 

Other team leaders included Thomas (four assists), Morgan (two steals), Irisa Ye (two steals) and Mikaela Giuliani (game-high two blocks). 

As a team, University of the Sciences set new season-highs with 49 rebounds and 22 assists. The 49 rebounds were the Devils' most since they had 54 in a win at Wilmington on Dec. 4, 2013. 

USciences returns to the road this Tuesday, Jan. 8 for a 6 p.m. tip at Georgian Court.