PHILADELPHIA – The No. 14 University of the Sciences women's basketball team advanced to its fourth straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Semifinal, making a CACC-record 22 3-pointers in a 94-59 Quarterfinal victory over Nyack at Bobby Morgan Arena on Tuesday evening.
The Devils will face Jefferson – the three seed from the CACC South– at 12 p.m. this Saturday inside of Bobby Morgan Arena, with the winner advancing to Sunday's 12 p.m. Championship Game that will also be hosted by USciences.
University of the Sciences' 22 3-pointers on 39 attempts (56.4 percent) broke the previous CACC record of 21, also set by the Devils on Jan. 30, 2018 against Wilmington.
It is tied for the second-most 3-pointers made in a game by an NCAA women's team this year, across all three divisions.
Eight Devils made a triple, with Jess Huber making a game-high six of them en route to leading all players with 22 points. The performance moved the junior into second in the program's single-season history, as she ended the evening with 78 trifectas on the year.
She also had a game and career-high six assists, as USciences' 27 assists as a team were one shy of the recorded program record (since 20050-06) last set on Nov. 26, 2013.
Irisa Ye also had 22 points as she made 4-of-5 3-pointers and 8-of-10 from the field overall.
In addition to moving into sixth on the program's single-season scoring list with 542 points, and third in the program's single-season annals 207 field goals made, the junior ended the evening eighth in program history with 1,318 career points and ninth all-time with 476 career field goals.
Vitelli and Coleman also joined Taylor Hamm in pulling down a team-high six rebounds.
Notably, Mikaela Giuliani blocked a shot to move into a tie for seventh in the program's single-season history with 45 rejections on the year.
University of the Sciences held Nyack to just 32.8 percent shooting (19-of-58), including 3-of 12 from beyond the arc.
The Devils meanwhile had their third-best shooting performance of the season, making 33-of-61 from the field for 54.1 percent.