BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The No. 13 University of the Sciences women's basketball team has tied its second-longest win streak in program history after defeating Concordia 81-56 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action on Saturday afternoon for its 14th consecutive victory.
USciences made 13+ 3-pointers for the third game in a row, marking the first time it has done that in the last 6+ seasons. After scoring a season-high 89 points in Wednesday's win over Wilmington, the Devils have scored 80+ points in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 2014 and Jan. 2015.
University of the Sciences also turned the ball over just six times, its second-lowest amount of the season, and forced 12 Concordia turnovers that led to a 20-4 edge in points off turnovers.
Aside from one tie at 2-2 49 seconds into play, USciences (21-2, 13-1 CACC) led throughout. The Devils held the Clippers scoreless for the final 5:42 of the first quarter as part of a 17-0 run over the final 5:06 of the opening period to take a 26-5 advantage after 10 minutes of play.
Thomas had a game-high 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting to move into a tie for 12th in program history with 1,181 career points. She also led University of the Sciences with six rebounds and two steals.
Vitelli moved her way up the single-season record book into seventh after making 3-of-5 3-pointers to end the afternoon with 60 on the season.
Sarah Abbonizio was also in double-figures with 12 points, to go along with four rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Colleen Walsh was one point shy of making it four Devils in double-figures, and she led the Devils with three assists.
Shannon May also had three assists, a new season-high, and added five rebounds, one shy of a season-best.
Alyx McKiernan was also one board shy of her career-high with four.
Notably, Laura Trisch made a 3-pionter to move into a tie for 10th in program history with 119 for her career.
Not only will University of the Sciences be going for win number 15 in a row its next time out, which would be the new second-longest streak in program history, the Devils will also be playing for first place in the CACC South when it travels to Jefferson for a 6 p.m. tip on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The two teams are both 13-1 in league play with five games remaining.
USciences defeated the Rams 72-67 in overtime on Jan. 6.