Women's Basketball 2013 Game Highlight

01/23/2014 - Holy Family

SUBJECT: Holy Family Pulls Away Late to Capture 64-54 CACC Women’s Basketball Victory over Wilmington

The Wilmington University women’s basketball team closed to within two points in the second half, but Holy Family held on to defeat the Wildcats, 64-54, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action at the Campus Center on Thursday night.

In a game that was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday night, the Wildcats (5-12, 2-8 CACC) used a 12-3 run to turn an 11 point deficit into a two point game with 10:33 remaining in regulation. The Tigers (11-5, 9-0 CACC) then used a 10-2 run of its own to turn the small advantage back into a double digit lead in the middle of the second half.

Wilmington was again led by sophomore Tenicia Spence who poured in a game high 28 points, shooting 10-of-21 from the floor while adding 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. She hit three three-pointers in the game while also finishing with two steals. Freshmen Jocelyn Rodriguez and Jasmine Lee led Wilmington with eight rebounds each.

The Tigers were led by Carolyne Heston’s double-double, scoring a team high 13 points while also pulling in a game high 16 rebounds. Holy Family’s Jill Conroy also finished in double figures, adding 11 points on 6-og-10 shooting from the foul line in the win.

The Wildcats held the Tigers to 28.4 percent shooting on the night, converting only one three-pointer in 16 attempts. The Tigers made up for the lack in shooting by hitting 25-of-43 from the foul line in the contest.

In comparison, the Wildcats shot 31.7 percent from the floor, but couldn’t convert any better from beyond the three-point arc. Spence hit three three-pointers while Taylor Carter added another, leading the team to 4-of-20 from deep. Wilmington only made it to the line on 18 occasions, hitting 12 free-throws.

Due to the weather, the Wildcats have a short turnaround for their next contest on Saturday. The team remains on the road for one more contest when they travel to CACC North Division foe Nyack for a 1 p.m. tip.

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