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Women’s Basketball Extends Win Streak to Season-Long Five Games with 79-54 Wire-to-Wire Win at Concordia

Women’s Basketball Extends Win Streak to Season-Long Five Games with 79-54 Wire-to-Wire Win at Concordia

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. 

Joining Ye and Coleman and with three assists were Mikaela Giuliani and Isla Brennan, while Shannon May and Taylor Hamm joined Coleman with five boards. 

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.