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No. 4 Women’s Basketball Clinches Third Straight Outright CACC South Title, One Seed in Upcoming CACC Tournament with 84-54 Win Over Chestnut Hill on Senior Day

No. 4 Women’s Basketball Clinches Third Straight Outright CACC South Title, One Seed in Upcoming CACC Tournament with 84-54 Win Over Chestnut Hill on Senior Day

PHILADELPHIA – The No. 4 University of the Sciences women's basketball team won its third straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Southern Division title, and its fourth in five years, with an 84-54 win over Chestnut Hill on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena. 

As the CACC South's one seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament, USciences will host Felician – the CACC North's four seed - on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the Quarterfinals.

Prior to tip on Saturday, USciences honored the six members of its Senior Class of 2019: Alex Thomas, Alyx McKiernan, Micah Morgan, Colleen Walsh, , Hadiya Tucker, and Marissa Sylvester.  

Thomas was one of two Devils in double-figures with 10 points, to go along with team-highs of five rebounds and four assists. She made three 3-pointers to move into a tie for 10th in the program's single-season history with 59 this year. 

McKiernan also had four assists, a new career-best, and scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, while Morgan set a new season-high with six points.  

Irisa Ye led the way with 18 points in just 14 minutes off the bench, while tying her career-best with four steals. 

Walsh and Kendall Keyes each contributed nine points off the bench, while Jordan Vitelli added eight and Brigit Coleman six as the USciences bench outscored Chestnut Hill's 57-16. 

Mikaela Giuliani blocked two shots to move into a tie for 10th in the program's single-season history with 40. 

Shannon May matched game-highs with four assists and a career-best four steals. 

University of the Sciences (27-1, 18-1 CACC) had 17 steals, its most in a game since it had 20 in a win at Wilmington on Jan. 12, 2013. 

USciences assisted on a season-best 25 of its 28 baskets, en route to setting a new season-high with the 84 points. 

The Devils trailed for just 10 seconds as they led 25-14 after 10 minutes of play and 52-25 at the half.