BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Sophomore guard Jessica Kaminski (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Wood) scored a career-high 21 points for the Philadelphia University women's basketball team in a 64-54 loss to Queens (N.Y.) Sunday afternoon at the University of Bridgeport.
Kaminski—who broke her old career-high of 20 points that came on Feb. 27, 2016 against Nyack—had a solid day at the free throw line, going 13-of-17. She added a game-high nine rebounds.
Rachel Day (Horsham, Pa./Archbishop Wood) also scored in double figures for the Rams (1-1) with a 16-point afternoon.
After allowing the first six points of the game, the Rams ran off seven straight points—capped off by consecutive Kaminski baskets—to take a 7-6 advantage at the 6:02 mark of the opening quarter. It would be Philadelphia's only lead of the afternoon.
The Knights (2-0) opened up a 19-point lead with 1:47 left in the third quarter when Madison Rowland—who had a game-high 26 points and seven rebounds—knocked down one of her four 3-pointers.
Philadelphia fought back in the fourth quarter and closed the gap to eight (60-52) on a pair of successful Alynna Williams (Ambler, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) free throws with 2:05 left in the contest. Williams had nine points.
Led by Kaminski's effort at the free throw line, Philadelphia finished the game making 20 of its 27 attempts (74.1 percent).
Philadelphia will open Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play when the team heads to Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.