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.