BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Guards Rachel Day (Horsham, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Alynna Williams (Ambler, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) combined to score over half of the Philadelphia University women's basketball team's points in an 83-69 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) road loss to Concordia (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon in the Meyer Athletic Center.
Day was Philadelphia's (12-11, 7-7 CACC) leading scorer with 19 points as she shot 7-of-12 from the field, including a season-best five made 3-pointers. Williams also knocked down a career-high five 3's on her way to a 17-point afternoon.
Day recorded eight of her 11 first-quarter points during a 16-4 surge that helped the Rams overcome an eight-point deficit to lead 22-18 with 7 seconds remaining. She finished the quarter shooting 4-of-6 from the field, while Williams was 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc to add six points.
The Rams struggling defensively in the second quarter, allowing the Clippers to shoot 52.4 percent (11-of-21) overall and 60.0 percent (3-of-5) from 3-point range, and fell behind 46-37 at the half. Concordia outscored Philadelphia 12-5 over the final 3:41 of the quarter.
Trailing 52-43, Philadelphia forced its way back into the contest, making a 3-pointer on three straight trips down the floor—the first from Williams and the next two from Day—to get back within 54-52 midway into the third. Then, the Philadelphia offense went cold the rest of the quarter as the Rams turned the ball over five times and missed their three shot attempts. Concordia took advantage of Philadelphia's misfortunes with 14 straight points to widen the gap to 68-52 after three.
Led by a 6-of-8 performance at the free throw line from Jessica Kaminski (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Wood)—who finished with 11 points, Philadelphia shot 10-of-12 at the stripe to win the final quarter 17-15.
Concordia (6-16, 6-8 CACC)—who defeated Philadelphia for the first time since Dec. 1, 2004 in Philadelphia—had five points score in double figures, led by Jessica Rosalbo's 21 points. Amiya Rankins recorded 19 points, while Lyric Blanch added 15 points. Hadiyah Black and Taylor Scruggs both had 10 points.
Concordia finished the game shooting 52.5 percent (32-of-61) overall, 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from three. The Rams shot 34.9 percent (22-of-63) from the floor and 40.7 percent (11-of-27) on 3-point attempts.
The Clippers owned a 46-28 rebounding advantage. Philadelphia scored 22 points off of 23 Concordia turnovers, while the Clippers recorded 20 points on 16 Ram turnovers.
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