New Castle, DE- The Philadelphia University Rams (13-8, 8-4 CACC) stayed perfect in February to win their third-straight in a 66-57 victory over the Wilmington University Wildcats (6-15, 4-8 CACC) on Thursday evening at the Pratt Center.
The Rams returned the favor for the last time the two teams met, as the 'Cats gave PhilaU a 75-56 home loss back on December 19th.
Tonight, PhilaU got a team-high from junior center Temi Adebayo (15 points, five rebounds), while WilmU was led by Matt King's 17 points and 11 boards.
Locked at 16-16 at 10:04 in the first half, PhilaU dashed off on a 16-2 run to take a commanding 32-23 lead into the half. On that run, PhilaU sophomore guard Jim Connolly notched five points, of 14 total on the night.
In the second half, a layup by WilmU's King cut the PhilaU lead to two (39-37) at 13:09, but two layups from Adebayo kept the Rams ahead. With 1:47 remaining, King would give WilmU their final chance with a made jumper to once again put the 'Cats within reach (trailing 57-55). However, PhilaU freshman Nick Christian had other plans as he laid one in and the Rams went 7-9 at the free-throw line in the final minute to hold on for a 66-57 win. Christian tallied nine points, while junior forward Corey Francisco and senior forward Ola Sasona each chipped in 10 points on the night.
The Rams will travel to Bloomfield College on Saturday (2/12) for a 3 p.m. battle on the road.