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No. 18 Women’s Basketball Scores First 15 Points en Route to 62-43 Victory at Regionally-Ranked Molloy

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – The No. 18 University of the Sciences women's basketball team scored the first 15 points of the afternoon en route to a 23-2 advantage after the first quarter, as the Devils led wire-to-wire to move to 4-1 against regionally-ranked team with a 62-43 win at Molloy on Saturday.

USciences (5-1) made five 3-pointers in the first 4:28 and after the Lions made their only bucket of the quarter with 4:32 showing, the Devils scored eight points over the final 3:19 to put an exclamation point on their commanding start.

Molloy (3-2) would get no closer than 13 points over the final 30 minutes.

Jess Huber, Jordan Vitelli, Irisa Ye and Kendall Keyes all nailed a triple during the game-opening 15-0 run, highlighted by Huber making two.  

Vitelli then made two more in the final 1:51 to cap a performance in which University of the Sciences made 7-of-10 in the first 10 minutes.

The Devils would make 14-of-32 (43.8 percent) for the game, compared to the Lions' 2-of-14 (14.3).

Vitelli made 5-of-8 from beyond the arc en route to leading all players with 22 points, while also grabbing a team-high seven rebounds.

Keyes made 4-of-5 3-point attempts as part of her 14 points, one shy of a career-best, in 20 minutes off the bench.

Ye added 10 points and a game-high four assists.

Huber fell one point shy of making it four Devils in double-figures, while stuffing the stat sheet with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

Notably, Shannon May tied a game-high with three steals, one shy of a career-best.

University of the Science hosts two games next weekend, the first on Saturday, Nov. 30 against New York Tech at 1 p.m.