NEWARK, Del. - - Nine first-half three-pointers carried USciences to a 71-34 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division victory over the Wilmington University women's basketball team on Wednesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
The Devils (16-3, 11-2 CACC), ranked No. 6 in this week's D2SIDA Women's Basketball East Region Poll, went 5-of-8 from deep in the first quarter and 4-of-10 in the second quarter, shooting 50 percent from the floor for the half to lead wire-to-wire for the victory.
The Wildcats (1-16, 1-11 CACC) won the fourth quarter, 15-11, but it was too little too late as the Devils held onto the large lead.
USciences' Jess Huber carried the Devils, scoring 14 points in the first quarter alone, shooting 4-for-5 from three-point territory. The Devils grabbed their first double-digit lead just 4:59 into the quarter and took a 17-point lead into the second quarter.
A 7-0 run for the Devils gave them a 34-10 lead in the second quarter as they went into the halftime break with a 43-14 lead.
The lead grew to as large as 41 in the third quarter, with the Devils leading 60-19 heading into the final frame.
Daja Claiborne scored seven points int eh fourth quarter for the Wildcats, grabbing five rebounds as well. Emily Ansah contributed six points and three rebounds as well, helping the Wildcats win the fourth quarter, 15-11.
Emily Ansah led the Wildcats with nine points and seven rebounds while Daja Claiborne scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jade Roberts scored eight points as well, adding six rebounds. Claiborne led the team with three assists while Ansah had a season's high four blocked shots.
The Wildcats remain at home with their next contest, as they host Dominican on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex. The women are first in the CACC doubleheader, scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. opening tip.