BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – The No. 24 University of the Sciences women's basketball team won its seventh straight game in commanding fashion, defeating Bloomfield 82-41 at Bloomfield Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
USciences opened the scoring with a Jordan Vitelli layup four seconds in and aside from a Bloomfield 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, the Devils would lead throughout.
Two Bloomfield free throws would make the score 7-5 2:19 into the action and from that point on USciences would hold the Bears scoreless for the next 5:07, scoring 16 unanswered in the process to go up 23-5 with 2:48 showing en route to a 25-9 advantage after 10 minutes of play.
The lead would remain 16+ from that point forward as USciences scored the first five points of the second quarter, and the Devils would hold Bloomfield scoreless for the final 7:28 of the half to take a commanding 42-14 advantage into the locker room.
That was part of a dominant defensive performance in which University of the Sciences held Bloomfield to just 26.0 percent shooting (13-of-50).
Vitelli led all players with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 22 minutes, and the senior made three 3-pointers to move into second in program history with 237 for her career.
Notably, Jess Huber also made her 100th career trifecta in the contest.
Freshman Isla Brennan was just behind Vitelli, turning in a season-best 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, in just 12 minutes.
Irsa Ye made it three Devils in double-figures with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, to go along with a game-high five assists, while Kendall Keyes and Brigit Coleman added nine and eight points, respectively, on 3-of-5 shooting.
Harlem Jennings led USciences with a season-best seven rebounds, as the Devils fell one short of their season-high with 43 as a team.
University of the Sciences did set new season-highs with its point total, as well as with 23 assists and 16 3-pointers.
Notably, Juliana Gura set or tied new career-bests wtih five boards, three assists and two steals.
The Devils return to Bobby Morgan Arena for two home games next week, first hosting Caldwell on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.