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Traub Leads Three Players in Double Figures as Devils Defeat Warriors

Traub Leads Three Players in Double Figures as Devils Defeat Warriors

Brianne Traub led three players in double figures as the University of the Sciences women's basketball team cruised to an 80-56 win over Nyack College Saturday afternoon at the Bobby Morgan Arena. 

The Devils improved to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference games.  Nyack dropped to 1-7 overall and 1-2 in league play. 

Traub (Eastern Christian HS/Wayne, N.J.) led all scorers with 27 points on 10-19 shooting from the field (4-8 3FG).  The senior guard also grabbed seven rebounds.  Jessica Sylvester (Nazareth Academy/Trevose, Pa.) added 12 points (5-9 FG) and Laura Trisch (Archbishop Wood HS/Doylestown, Pa.) chipped in a career high ten points while leading the team with four assists. Isabella Ross (Central HS/Philadelphia, Pa.) led the team with ten rebounds. 

The Devils led this one wire-to-wire scoring the first six points of the game and jumping out to an early 13-7 lead.    The Warriors closed the gap to three, 14-11 before the Devils went on a 10-0 run, getting five points apiece from Traub and Sylvester to take a 24-11 lead with 8:08 left in the period.  Nyack closed within nine 32-23 late in the period. The Devils then got a layup from Amber Reiley, (High Point Regional HS/Branchville, N.J.) a basket from Trisch and a three-point field goal from Kaitlyn Schmid (Howell HS/Howell, N.J.) to finish the half on a 7-0 run as the Devils went into the locker room up 39-23. 

Nyack outscored the Devils 12-8 in the first five minutes of the second half to pull within 12, 47-35 before the Devils put the game out of reach with a 19-5 tear over the next nine minutes to take their biggest lead, 66-40 with 6:50 left.  The Warriors would only come as close as 18, 70-52 with 2:31 left.  Sciences scored 10 of the final 14 points to produce their final 24-point victory margin. 

The Devils dominated nearly every column on the score sheet, shooting 46.8% (29-62) to Nyack's 37.0% (20-54) and making 11 three-pointers (Nyack made four).  The Devils had a 44-32 advantage on the glass and dished out 23 assists (Nyack 15).   Both teams committed 20 turnovers and there was a total of 39 fouls between the two teams (Nyack 20, USciences 19). 

The women's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 when they travel to face Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington Delaware.  Tipoff is at 6 p.m.