Felician Women Topped By Hot-Shooting Holy Family, 76-53

Jump ball at women's basketball game
(Photo by Steven R. Smith)

PHILADELPHIA – Holy Family University maintained a difficult-to-match shooting pace to pull away for a 76-53 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician University on Saturday afternoon at the Campus Center Gymnasium.

In defeat, Felician freshman swing player Briana Lee (Jersey City, N.J.) recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. The totals mark Lee's third consecutive double-double and seventh of her rookie campaign. Golden Falcon freshman guard Haylee Ramirez (North Bergen, N.J.) totaled 14 points and a season-high four assists. Ramirez has scored in double figures in three consecutive games for the first time as a collegian.

Holy Family (14-8, 12-2 CACC) made at least half of its field-goal attempts during all four periods. The Tigers shot 55 percent for the game and held the Golden Falcons to a 38-percent figure. HFU was 13 for 20 from three-point range (65 percent) and saw nine different players drain at least one three-point field goal.

Senior forward Elizabeth Radley (Hainesport, N.J.) (8-12 FG) led Holy Family with 19 points and added eight rebounds. The Tigers received 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from graduate guard Mia Ehling (Linden, N.J.).

The teams were never separated by more than four points during the first period. HFU led, 18-14, after a successful Ehling jump shot with three minutes, 20 seconds left in the quarter. The Golden Falcons held Holy Family scoreless for the balance of the stanza, but could only draw even, 18-18.

The Tigers, who never trailed, opened a comfortable working margin during period two. An Ehling three-pointer put the hosts ahead, 34-24, with 4:54 left until halftime. HFU carried that same spread into the break.

Felician (2-18, 1-12) tallied the first six points of the third quarter, knocking nearly four minutes off the game clock in the process. Holy Family freshman Moe Moore (Philadelphia, Pa.) broke the spell with a jumper at the 6:00 mark, and with 4:24 left, the Tigers had restored their 10-point edge. Two Moore free throws in the closing seconds left HFU ahead at period's end, 57-45.

Ahead by 13 with 6:54 to play in regulation time, the Tigers took full control with an 11-0 run. Moore's three gave HFU its largest bulge of the day, 72-48, and 4:00 remaining. Moore finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

Felician went 7 for 28 from the field (25 percent) while being held to 21 points after halftime.

Felician hosts Bloomfield College on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Rutherford, N.J.