PHILADELPHIA – The No. 8 University of the Sciences women's basketball team clinched its ninth consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament appearance with an 82-46 victory over Concordia on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
The victory extended USciences' (22-1, 13-1 CACC) win streak to 11, matching the Devils' season-opening win streak.
USciences held Concordia scoreless for the first 5:38, scoring contest's first 13 points, and the Devils would go on to take a first-half-high 27-10 advantage into the second quarter after Kendall Keyes beat the first quarter buzzer with a 3-pointer.
The Clippers fought all the way back to get within six, 26-32, 3:23 ahead of the halftime break, but University of the Sciences would score the final nine points of the quarter.
The Devils then scored the first eight points of the second half, which included 3-pointers by Thomas and Colleen Walsh, to cap 17 unanswered.
Keyes surpassed her season-high in scoring in the first half with 10 points, en route to tying Alex Thomas with a game-high 15 points. The freshman made 6-of-8 field goals and 3-of-4 3-pointers, and also tied her season-highs with three rebounds and two assists.
Ye also led all players with five assists, tying her career-best, while Taylor Hamm pulled down a game-high nine boards to fall one shy of her season-best.
As a team, University of the Sciences tied its season-high with 14 3-pointers and fell one assist shy of a season-best with 21.
USciences shot over 50.0 percent (30-of-59), while limiting Concordia to 25.9 percent shooting (15-of-58), and the Devils outrebounded the Clippers 45-33.
University of the Sciences stays within the city to travel to Holy Family for a 5:30 p.m. tip on Wednesday, Feb. 13.