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Fast Start, Vitelli Lead No. 24 Women’s Basketball to 12th Straight Win, 63-45 at Nyack

Fast Start, Vitelli Lead No. 24 Women’s Basketball to 12th Straight Win, 63-45 at Nyack

NYACK, N.Y. – Along with setting the program record for career 3-pointers, senior Jordan Vitelli led all players with 20 points and nine rebounds as the No. 24 University of the Sciences won 63-45 at Nyack on Saturday afternoon for its 12th straight win. 

Vitelli would open the afternoon with a triple and USciences would lead throughout as the Devils made 7-of-11 field goals and 6-of-10 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to a 20-8 advantage; an advantage that would remain in double-digits throughout after Irisa Ye closed the period with a triple. 

Vitelli, who made all four of her field goal attempts in the first quarter from beyond the arc, broke Jessica Sylvester's (2011-15) previous school record of 247 with her second trifecta 2:39 into the action. 

She scored University of the Sciences' first six points and nine of the Devils' first 11, finishing with 12 of her game-high 20 in the opening period. 

The senior shot 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, with her nine boards falling one shy of tying of a career-best. 

Ending the afternoon with 250 career triples, Vitelli became the fifth active player in Division II to reach that milestone.  

Jess Huber joined her in double-figures with all 12 of her points coming in the third quarter, while also leading all players with four assists, and Kendall Keyes finished with 11 points off the bench. 

Ye fell two points shy of making it four Devils in double-figures, while leading the defensive effort with a career-best six steals. 

Also with a career-best in steals was Brigit Coleman, who finished with five. 

University of the Sciences held Nyack to 36.2 percent shooting (17-of-47), including 2-of-12 from beyond the arc. 

The Devils return home for the first time in two and a half weeks to host Goldey-Beacom this Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.