PHILADELPHIA – The No. 5 University of the Sciences women's basketball team outscored Nyack 22-5 in the second quarter to pull away for a 67-44 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) win over the Warriors on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
USciences scored the first eight points of the game, holding Nyack scoreless for the first 4:06, and although the Warriors pulled within one with the next seven points, the Devils would lead throughout.
University of the Sciences answered with an 11-1 run, which included back-to-back 3-pointers by Kendall Keyes to reestablish a double-digit advantage.
Nyack made three free throws to close out the first quarter to get back within eight, 21-13, but the Devils would outscore the Warriors 22-5 in the second for a 43-18 at the half.
USciences held Nyack to just two points over the final 7:12 of the period, which saw Shannon May score of her career-high nine points.
Also setting a new career-best on the day was Alyx McKiernan, who made her second career start and scored eight of her game-high 11 in the first half.
Irisa Ye also tallied 11 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting, while Keyes contributed 10 off the bench.
Jess Huber added eight off the bench to make it five Devils with at least eight points, as the USciences bench totaled 36 points on the afternoon.
University of the Sciences also won the turnover battle, 19-11, which led to a 22-4 edge in points off turnovers for the Devils.
Mikaela Giuliani forced three of those turnovers with a career-high three steals, while also stuffing the stat sheet with five rebounds, a career-best four blocks, four points and three assists.
Alex Thomas led USciences with five assists.
University of the Sciences goes for its 14th straight win on Tuesday when it travels to Wilmington for a 6 p.m. tip.