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  • No. 12 Women’s Basketball Clinches Third CACC South Title in Four Years with Win at Nyack

    Posted 2018-02-19 01:38:52 by: Exec Exec

      (Thomas, USciences) NYACK, N.Y. - The No. 12 University of the Sciences women's basketball team clinched its third Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Southern Division title in the last four years with a 71-50 victory at Nyack on Saturday afternoon. Coupled with a Jefferson loss, USciences (25-2, 17-1 CACC) also clinched the South's No. 1 seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament, meaning the Devils will host the No. 4 seed from the CACC North in a Quarterfinal on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. University of the Sciences' 17 league wins are the program's most since the conference went to a 19-game schedule in 2009-10. With the victory, the Devils also extended their program-record win streak to 18 games, currently tied for the third longest streak in the country.  put USciences on top with a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the action and aside from one tie at 6-6, the Devils would lead throughout.  Following that tie University of the Sciences scored seven unanswered, capped by a  triple with 1:37 showing in the first quarter. University of the Sciences then held three double-digit leads in the second quarter beginning with a  layup to make the score 20-10 at the 7:28 mark, before a Walsh layup 37 seconds ahead of the break put the Devils on top 29-19 entering the locker room. USciences scored the first eight points of the third quarter, with  (St Elizabeths) following an  jumper with back-to-back trifectas, and the Devils would lead by double-digits the rest of the way. Thomas and Abbonizio tied for a game-high with 15 points each to both make their way up the program's all-time scoring list. Thomas moved into 11th all-time with 1,228 career points, while Abbonizio is now 13th with 1,189. The two each made three 3-pointers, with Thomas adding five rebounds and Abbonizio contributing three assists.  also made three triples as she was in double-figures in scoring for the fourth time this ...

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  • No. 13 Women’s Basketball Ties Program Record with 16th Straight Win on Senior Day

    Posted 2018-02-12 22:07:35 by: Exec Exec

    (Thomas, USciences) PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's basketball team tied a program record, set in 2014-15, with its 16th consecutive victory on Saturday, defeating Post 67-56 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action inside of Bobby Morgan Arena. Prior to the game, USciences (23-2, 15-1 CACC) honored the five members of its senior class of 2018: , , , and . Trisch had one of the performances of her career, registering her third career double-double with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for her second straight double-digit rebounding effort. She also led all players with a career-best four steals and three blocks, and added four assists. With the performance, Trisch made her way up the program's record book in three categories. She is now fourth all-time with 119 career blocks, and 10th all-time with 638 career rebounds and 121 career 3-pointers.  Abbonizio posted game-highs of 17 points – on 6-of-9 shooting – and five assists, and also had two steals. (St Elizabeths) scored 12 points off the bench and had two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.  and added nine and eight, respectively, off the bench as University of the Sciences' bench outscored Post's 36-11.  Vitelli made three 3-pointers to move into fourth in the program's single-season history with 63 this season.  and both matched their career-highs with three and two assists, respectively, as USciences had 20 assists on 24 field goals, its fourth game this season with at least 20.   University of the Sciences led wire-to-wire after scoring the first five points, although Post did get as close as one four different times in the first half. The Devils led 32-26 at the break and scored the first five points out of the locker room to take their first double-digit lead, 37-26, 53 seconds into the second half en route to leading 51-42 after three quarters. Post was resilient though, pulling within a ...

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  • No. 13 Women’s Basketball Wins 14th Straight; 81-56 at Concordia

    Posted 2018-02-05 19:05:40 by: Exec Exec

      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.  (St Elizabeths) and were both in double-figures in scoring, while moving their way up the program's record book.  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.  was also in double-figures with 12 points, to go along with four rebounds, two steals and two assists. was one point shy of making it four Devils in double-figures, and she led the Devils with three assists. also had three assists, a new season-high, and added five rebounds, one shy of a season-best. was also one board shy of her career-high with four. and scored eight and seven points off the bench, respectively, ...

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  • No. 13 Women’s Basketball Overcomes Regionally Ranked CACC North Leader Caldwell

    Posted 2018-01-29 13:53:29 by: Exec Exec

    (Thomas, USciences) PHILADELPHIA – Despite falling behind 11-0 early and not leading until the fourth quarter, the No. 13 University of the Sciences women's basketball team overcame regionally-ranked Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Northern Division leader Caldwell, 66-56, for its 12th consecutive win on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena. USciences (19-2, 11-1 CACC) took its first lead with the first points of the fourth quarter, an  (St Elizabeths) layup 1:23 into the period. There were three lead changes and three ties over the next 2:55, with Caldwell taking its second three-point advantage, 53-50, of the quarter on a 3-pointer with 5:42 remaining. From there, the Devils closed the game on a 16-3 run over the final 4:27 beginning with a 3-point play by Thomas to tie the score for a fifth and final time. provided the final lead change of the afternoon 37 seconds later, a 3-pointer for what at the time was University of the Sciences' largest lead. then converted a 3-point play and despite a Caldwell free throw, put the closing touches on an 11-1 flurry with a layup to make the score 61-54 with just 1:44 to play. The Cougars (17-4, 10-2) were able to get as close as five, but Abbonizio closed out the victory by making 5-of-6 free throws in the final 27 seconds. That gave Abbonizio 15 points for the afternoon, one shy of Thomas' team-high 16. Each set a new career-best in steals with five and four steals, respectively, as USciences had a season-high 11 as a team with adding two. In a very even game statistically University of the Sciences forced 21 Caldwell turnovers, which led to 17 points. The Cougars made one more field goal, 20-19, but the Devils had a big edge in both 3-point field goals (13-7) and free throws (15-9).   also had 15 points, 11 of which came in the second half, making four 3-pointers to move into sole possession of 10th place in program history with 114 for her career. Walsh was ...

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  • The No. 17 University of the Sciences women's basketball team held off Felician 63-51

    Posted 2018-01-21 19:52:31 by: Exec Exec

    (Thomas, USciences) RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The No. 17 University of the Sciences women's basketball team held multiple 13-point leads in the first quarter, as well as an 11-point advantage late in the third, but the Devils had to use an 11-0 run over the final  3:37 – and a career-high 27 points from - to hold off Felician, 63-51, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action on Saturday afternoon. Felican got as close as one, 52-51, for the first time since the opening minutes of the game with 4:11 remaining, only to have USciences hold the Golden Falcons scoreless for the remainder of the contest. That highlighted a performance in which University of the Sciences held Felician to just 29.3 percent (17-of-58) shooting, the lowest by a Devils opponent this season and the seventh opponent it has held under 35.0 percent shooting in the last eight games. came up with the momentum-turning shot, nailing a 3-pointer on the next trip down the floor after Felician had cut the defect to one to begin the game-ending run. The USciences defense took over from there, forcing the Golden Falcons to miss their final six shots over the final 2:42. The Devils (17-2, 9-1 CACC) on the other hand scored on five of their final six possessions with Abbonizio following Vitelli's triple with a layup, before her,  (St Elizabeths) and combined to go a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line in the final 1:24. That capped an 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) performance from the free throw line, compared to just 61.9 percent (13-of-21) for Felician. That also capped the career afternoon for Abbonizio, who made of 8-of-13 field goals in the effort including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 7-of-8 from the foul line. Thomas was the only other Devil in double-figures with 17 points, to go along with a season-best eight rebounds. The junior moved up two positions to 15th in program as she now has 1,117 career points. led all players with 10 rebounds to move into ...

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  • Women’s Basketball’s Defense Stifles Dominican; Devils Win Eighth Straight

    Posted 2018-01-16 13:45:24 by: Exec Exec

    (Thomas, USciences) PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's basketball team stifled the Dominican offense, holding the Chargers to just 30.0 percent shooting in a 60-44 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena. Dominican's 30.0 field goal percentage (15-of-50) was the lowest by a USciences opponent this season, while the 44 points were tied for the second-fewest. The Devils have now held five of their previous six opponents under 35.0 percent shooting. University of the Sciences (15-2, 7-1 CACC) also outrebounded the Chargers 40-31, setting a new season-best in both rebounds and rebounding margin. The Devils outscored Dominican 15-2 in second chance points. The win was USciences' eighth straight, a new season-long.  (St Elizabeths) led the way on the offensive side of the ball with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-8 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws. She also tied her season-high with seven rebounds and added two assists. was the only other Devil in double figures with 13 points on 3-of-6 3-point shooting, and she tied her career-high with eight rebounds. also tied her career-best with eight rebounds, while matching with a team-high four assists.   set a new season-best with four rebounds, while her six points were her second-most this season. Notably, set a new season-high with five points. With University of the Sciences leading 8-6 with 3:25 to go in the first quarter, Vitelli and Sylvester made back-to-back 3-pointers to help the Devils to a seven-point advantage, 17-10, heading into the second after Vitelli closed out the quarter with another triple. USciences then scored the first seven points of the second quarter, holding Dominican scoreless for the first 6:07, to take a first half-high lead, 25-10, when Huber capped 10 unanswered with a layup at the 4:45 mark. Dominican (5-10, 4-3) would close the half on an 11-2 run over the final 3:53 ...

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  • University of the Sciences women's basketball team to hold off Bloomfield, 58-50

    Posted 2018-01-11 20:19:16 by: Exec Exec

      (Thomas, USciences) BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – After holding the lead for nearly the entirety of the contest, it took a 9-1 run over the final 3:01 – as well as a season-high 28 points from  (St Elizabeths)- for the University of the Sciences women's basketball team to hold off Bloomfield, 58-50, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action on Wednesday evening. USciences (14-2, 6-1 CACC) scored the first seven points of the evening and aside from a one-point lead by Bloomfield late in the first quarter, as well as six ties, the Devils led throughout. Four of those ties came in the fourth quarter after University of the Sciences led by as many as 10 twice in the third quarter. The final came at 49-49 with 3:19 remaining after the Bears hit two free throws. 18 seconds later made a layup that gave USciences the lead for good. She then found Thomas for a 3-pointer before Thomas made a free throw for a six-point advantage.  supplied the final basket in the stretch of nine unanswered with a triple that made the score 58-49 with 1:56 to go, just 1:05 after Abbonizio had started the flurry. One final free throw 16 seconds ahead of the final buzzer was the only point Bloomfield would score in the final 3:19.  Thomas' 28 points – 11 of which came in the fourth quarter - were two shy of her career-best, while her 10 made field goals on 18 attempts and five 3-pointers on nine attempts both tied a career-high. She added three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Abbonizio was the only other Devil in double figures with 12 points – nine of which came in the second half - on 5-of-9 shooting, to go along with four assists, three rebounds and a block. Walsh scored all eight of her points in the second half and contributed six rebounds, the latter her second-highest total of the season. had seven points and a team-best five assists, as well as game-highs of seven rebounds and two blocks. With six defensive rebound, ...

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  • Women’s Basketball’s Overtime Triumph Over No. 16 Jefferson

    Posted 2018-01-08 01:26:12 by: Exec Exec

      (Thomas, USciences) PHILADELPHIA – became the second Devil in the last week to reach 1,000 career points as she matched her career-high with 26, and the University of the Sciences women's basketball team knocked off No. 16 Jefferson 72-67 in overtime on Saturday afternoon to create a three-way tie atop the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Southern Division. In a game that featured 13 lead changes and eight ties, USciences (13-2, 5-1 CACC) trailed by as many as nine in the first half and were trailing 55-53 with just over four minutes remaining when Jefferson broke the first tie of the fourth quarter.  (St Elizabeths) tied the game with two free throws before nailed a 3-pointer to give University of the Sciences its second advantage of the quarter, 58-55, with 2:52 to play. Following a Jefferson (12-2, 5-1) free throw, Thomas put USciences on top 60-56 with a layup just 48 seconds later.  Another Jefferson free throw made it a one-possession game and the Rams decided to commit a foul with 35 seconds to go. Two missed free throws by the Devils gave Jefferson life, which it took advantage of with a triple with just 20 seconds showing. University of the Sciences had a chance to win it in regulation but a potential game-winner hit the front iron, sending the contest to overtime. The two teams traded two lead changes in the first 55 seconds of the extra period with Jefferson taking a 62-61 advantage, but USciences came back with eight unanswered over the next 2:16 to take control. Abbonizio tallied the first four points before Thomas hit a clutch trifecta for a 68-62 lead with 2:08 left. then capped off the flurry with a free throw 19 seconds later. Jefferson got within three twice, but the Devils made 3-of-4 foul shots in the final 17 seconds to hold the Rams off.  Saturday marked the third time in eight games that Abbonizio matched her career-high with 26 points. It was the fifth time in those eight contests ...

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  • Trisch Records Double-Double in Women’s Basketball Win at Goldey-Beacom

    Posted 2018-01-04 16:46:42 by: Exec Exec

      (Thomas, USciences) WILMINGTON, Del. – recorded the second double-double of her career in the University of the Sciences women's basketball team's 60-42 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory at Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday evening. The senior had one of the best performances of her career, leading all players with 16 points and 13 rebounds, the latter of which tied her career-high. She also fell one steal shy of a career-best with a game-high three, blocked a shot and had an assist.  The 16 points doubled her previous season-high as she shot 6-of-9 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, also one shy of a career-best. The four triples moved her into a tie for 10th in program history with 110 for her career. Notably, made a 3-pointer to move into sole possession of sixth in program history with 127 for her career. was right behind Trisch with 15 points, to go along with three rebounds and a team-best two assists. was also in double-figures with 14 points, while adding four rebounds and two assists. also had two assists and four rebounds. matched her season-high with four points, while matched season-bests with three rebounds, an assist and a steal. It looked like University of the Sciences (12-2, 4-1 CACC) would go into the second quarter trailing but Trisch beat the buzzer with a 3-pointer to regain a 15-14 advantage, igniting nine unanswered that left the Devils ahead 21-14 when Trisch found Thomas for a layup 3:03 into the second. USciences was able to hold on to that cushion through the remainder of the quarter and found itself up 10, 31-21, going into the locker room when Abbonizio followed a Vitelli layup with yet another buzzer-beater, this one a layup.   Goldey-Beacom (4-10, 2-3) scored the first three points of the third quarter on free throws, but University of the Sciences came right back with the next 10 to reestablish a double-digit lead.   Abbonizio both started and ...

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  • Women’s Basketball Breaks CACC Record with 17 3-Pointers; Thomas Reaches 1000 Career Points in Win at Wilmington

    Posted 2018-01-02 00:00:03 by: Exec Exec

    Women’s Basketball Breaks CACC Record with 17 3-Pointers; Thomas Reaches 1000 Career Points in Win at ...

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