NEWARK, Del. – Wilmington (Del.) University systematically pulled away for an 89-59 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician University on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
Freshman swing player Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J.) led Felician (2-13, 1-7 CACC) with 16 points. Freshman forward Rosie Arias (Linden, N.J.) turned in nine points and seven rebounds, while Golden Falcon junior guard Tania Scott (Newark, N.J.) had eight points and matched a season high with seven assists.
Wilmington (2-14, 2-6) piled up a 50-33 rebounding advantage. Two Wildcats posted double-doubles. Graduate guard LaShyra Williams (Seaford, Del.) accumulated 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals and junior center Sabreen Muslim (Baltimore, Md.) shot 9 for 12 from the floor while totaling 20 points and 11 boards in 20 minutes. Wilmington placed five scorers in double figures.
The Wildcats completed the first quarter with an 11-1 run over the final four minutes, 54 seconds, to lead, 21-8, at period's end. Williams' three-point field goal with 3:42 to play until halftime extended Wilmington's edge to 35-20, and, following a back-and-forth second quarter, the hosts entered intermission ahead, 42-26.
Lee scored the first five points of period three. But the 11-point deficit was as close as Felician would come for the rest of the day. Wilmington answered with the next six points. Ahead by 13 with 5:55 to play in the third, the Wildcats again closed strong, completing the quarter in front, 70-47.
A 10-2 Wildcat run to start the fourth ended any thought of a Golden Falcon comeback. Wilmington led by as many as 33 points in the final minute
Wilmington shot 48 percent from the floor and outscored Felician, 17-7, at the foul line. Wildcat junior Kasha Andrews (Long Branch, N.J.) scored 15 points with five assists.
Felician plays another CACC road game on Tuesday, trekking to Caldwell, N.J. for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff against Caldwell University.