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No. 7 Women’s Basketball Starts Fast in 78-47 Victory Over Bloomfield

No. 7 Women’s Basketball Starts Fast in 78-47 Victory Over Bloomfield

PHILADELPHIA – The No. 7 University of the Sciences women's basketball team wasted little time in bouncing back from its first loss of the season, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after 10 minutes of Saturday's 78-47 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) win over Bloomfield.

The Devils scored the first 11 points of the afternoon in just 3:07 and would lead by double-digits nearly the rest of the way, minus a 47-second stretch.  

USciences made six 3-pointers in the opening period, three of which were by Colleen Walsh as the senior needed just 19 minutes to lead all players with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting beyond the arc. 

Alex Thomas was the only other Devil in double-figures with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, as University of the Sciences featured a balanced scoring attack in which 12 players scored. 

Taylor Hamm and Jess Huber each added nine, with Hamm nearing a second consecutive double-double with a game-high nine rebounds. 

Shannon May registered a new career-best with six points on 2-of-2 3-pointers, while Micah Morgan (five points), Kendall Keyes (four) and Hadiya Tucker (four) all set new season-highs. 

Notably, freshman Juliana Gura scored her first career collegiate point. 

Tucker also set a season-best with four rebounds, while her team-high four assists were a new career-best. 

Other team leaders included Thomas (four assists), Morgan (two steals), Irisa Ye (two steals) and Mikaela Giuliani (game-high two blocks). 

As a team, University of the Sciences set new season-highs with 49 rebounds and 22 assists. The 49 rebounds were the Devils' most since they had 58 against Caldwell on Jan. 25, 2014. 

USciences returns to the road this Tuesday, Jan. 8 for a 6 p.m. tip at Georgian Court.