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No. 11 USciences Outshoots Wildcats, as Women’s Basketball Falls, 83-39

Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of Nyree Grant who led the team with 11 points at No. 11 USciences. Photo by Dan Lauletta. January 5, 2019 vs. Nyack College.
Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of Nyree Grant who led the team with 11 points at No. 11 USciences. Photo by Dan Lauletta. January 5, 2019 vs. Nyack College.

Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Wilmington University women's basketball team could not stop the hot handed No. 11 USciences as the Wildcats fell 83-39 Wednesday night at the Bobby Morgan Arena in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division matchup.

The Devils (15-1, 6-1 CACC) made 12 three-pointers in the contest for a 44.4 shooting percentage from behind the arc, as the Wildcats (3-12, 3-4 CACC) could not contain the hot shooters.

USciences got out to a 10-0 first quarter start, before Jaelyn Durrett got the Wildcats on the board with a three with 6:01 left to play. Wilmington would only get three more points before ending the quarter down, 21-6.

The Devils would continue their lead into the second quarter, making five three-pointers. Wilmington was able to secure several layups from Nyree Grant and Jadyn Whitsitt to give the Wildcats 11 points in the quarter, but USciences took a 44-17 halftime lead.

Jonna Maddox was able to net the first four points for the Wildcats in the second half with back-to-back layups, before Nyree Grant picked up her second made three-pointer of the year to make it a 48-24 game with 7:02 to play in the third quarter. Wilmington would only lose the quarter by two points, as the Devils continued their lead to 64-35 into the fourth quarter.

Coming off their best quarter, the Wildcats could not keep their momentum through the fourth quarter, as they went 1-14 from floor, scoring four points. The Devils would take their largest lead of the game with just 30 seconds to play in regulation of 44 points.

The Wildcats were held to shooting 24 percent from the floor for the night, as the no. 11 USciences controlled the boards, grabbing 50 rebounds.

Wilmington is back at home this Saturday when they take on the top team in the North Division, Dominican. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m.