BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The University of the Sciences women's basketball team extended its win streak to a season-long five games with a 79-54 wire-to-wire win at Concordia on Saturday afternoon.
USciences (11-3) scored the first eight points of the afternoon, which included two Jordan Vitelli 3-pointers in the first 1:38, and the advantage remained 6+ from that point on. The lead was 9+ after Vitelli hit yet another 3-pointer to make the score 11-2 3:42 into the action.
University of the Sciences led 20-7 after 10 minutes of play and the Devils would take a double-digit advantage for good, 29-18, on Irisa Ye's layup 4:28 ahead of the break, en route to leading 42-25 entering the locker room.
With a game-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in just 26 minutes, Ye became the 20th player in program history to surpass 1000 points, doing so midway through her junior season. She made 4-of-5 free throws and 2-of-3 3-pointers, and added a game and career-high four steals.
Not to be outshone was Vitelli, who poured in a season-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting in just 19 minutes, highlighted by making a career-best 7-of-11 3-pointers.
Brigit Coleman was in double-figures with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, while also leading the Devils with five rebounds and a career-best three assists.
University of the Sciences made 13-of-29 from beyond the arc (44.8 percent), compared to just 4-of-19 from Concordia (21.1). The Devils outshot the Clippers 48.3 percent (29-of-60) to 33.33 percent (20-of-60).
USciences' 13 3-poitners were one shy of a season-best, while its 41 rebounds and 19 assists were both new season-highs.
University of the Sciences returns home for the first time in two and a half weeks to host cross-city rival Jefferson this Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m.