Women's Basketball Gets Back In Action But Falls At Jefferson

Women's basketball player holds ball over head with two hands.
Briana Lee totaled 16 points and nine rebounds during a Jan. 4, 2020, loss at Jefferson. (Steven R. Smith)

PHILADELPHIA – Felician University was defeated by the host Jefferson Rams, 91-50, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball contest on Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Center. Both the Golden Falcons and Rams were playing for the first time in two weeks.

Freshman guard/forward Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J.) led Felician with 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Lee was 7 for 9 on field-goal attempts. Golden Falcon freshman guard Haylee Ramirez (North Bergen, N.J.) scored 12 points. Ram junior forward Allie Warren (East Brunswick, N.J.) was 7 for 10 from the floor and netted 24 points in 28 minutes.

Jefferson (5-7, 2-2 CACC) took control early in the game. The Rams outscored Felician, 23-4, over the final six minutes, 17 seconds, of the first quarter and led, 34-12, at the end of the period, with Warren pouring in 16 points. She had 20 by the halftime break at which the hosts were ahead, 53-33.

The final score represented Jefferson's largest lead of the day. The Rams piled up a 44-29 rebounding advantage led by 10 boards (plus six points and three assists) off the bench from junior Sabrina Lytes (Philadelphia, Pa.). The Golden Falcons committed a season-high 35 turnovers, which Jefferson converted into 42 points.

Jefferson shot 47 percent from the field and was 19 for 21 (91 percent) at the foul line.

Tiara Mahorn (Irvington, N.J.) had five points for Felician (1-10, 0-4), which saw 38 of its 50 points tallied by freshmen.

The win was the 782nd in the career of Jefferson head coach Tom Shirley. He ranks 17th in that category in the history of NCAA women's basketball.

The Golden Falcons travel to Bloomfield College on Wednesday, January 8, for a 5:30 p.m. CACC start.