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Hartzell Becomes Program’s All-Time Winningest Coach as No. 17 Women's Basketball Dominates Second Straight Nationally-Ranked Opponent in No. 19 Le Moyne

Hartzell Becomes Program’s All-Time Winningest Coach as No. 17 Women's Basketball Dominates Second Straight Nationally-Ranked Opponent in No. 19 Le Moyne

PHILADELPHIA – Jackie Hartzell became the program's all-time winningest head coach in style, as the No. 17 USciences women's basketball team dominated a second straight nationally-ranked opponent, leading No. 19 Le Moyne wire-to-wire in a 71-51 triumph over the Dolphins at Bobby Morgan Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Hartzell's 138th career win two games into her seventh season surpasses the previous record held by Nate Ware (2001-09).

Her team led wire-to-wire after Jess Huber opened the scoring with a 3-pointer just 38 seconds into the action.

The Devils took a double-digit lead for good when Huber made another trifecta with 1:05 remaining in the first quarter, and the advantage was 20+ for the final 18:59 after Jordan Vitelli made the first of two straight triples 1:01 out of the locker room.

The advantage ballooned to as large as 30, 59-29, when Irisa Ye opened the fourth quarter scoring with a layup 15 seconds in.

Huber, Vitelli and Ye were all in double-figures, with Huber leading the way with a career-high 23 on 8-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Ye and Vitelli also shot over 50 percent en route to their 14 and 10 points, respectively, as USciences shot 57.8 percent as a team (26-of-45) for its highest field goal percentage since shooting 63.6 percent (28-of-44) in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Semifinal win over Bloomfield on March 4, 2017.

The Devils did this while limiting Le Moyne to just 34.0 percent shooting (17-of-50), including just 1-of-14 (7.1 percent) from 3-point range.

Ye fell one rebound shy of her first career double-double with both a game and career-high nine boards.

Kendall Keyes was University of the Sciences' next leading scorer with seven points, while Taylor Hamm added five points and seven rebounds.

Mikaela Giuliani led all players in assists for the second night in a row with six, while also adding a game-high two blocks.

University of the Sciences hits the road for the first time this season when it travels to Bloomsburg for a 5:30 p.m. tip this Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m.