NEW CASTLE, DE -- The Philadelphia University Lady Rams (6-4, 2-1 CACC) earned a 73-66 road win over Wilmington University (6-5, 1-2 CACC) on Tuesday afternoon at Pratt Gymnasium. The Lady Rams were led by senior guard Amanda Brennan (Stratford, NJ/ Sterling) with 17 points, including four three-pointers.
The Wildcats opened the conference match-up on a 9-2 run, but the Lady Rams rallied with a 10-0 surge of their own to take a 12-9 lead early on with a clutch trey from freshman Deanna Kelly (Lafayette Hill, PA/ Archbishop Carroll) at 15:48 remaining.
Two made free throws by WU's Jillian Bennett would cut the PhilaU lead to just one at 13:45 remaining in the first stanza, but that would be as close as the Wildcats could get. Bennett finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds for WU.
Philadelphia went into the break up 39-31.
The Lady Rams held the lead for the entire second half, including a nine point advantage- their largest of the contest. WU rallied to within in three at 61-58 with 6:10 left, but junior center Jess Romano (Horsham, PA/ Hatboro-Horsham) nailed a jumper and subsequent free-throw to give the maroon and gray a comfortable lead. Romano finished with 13 points, seven boards and four assists.
PhilaU went 4-4 at the charity stripe in the final minute- helped by sophomore guard Stephanie Agger (N. Cape May, NJ/ Lower Cape May) and junior guard Nina Brascetta (Philadelphia, PA/ Archbishop Ryan) to hold onto a 73-66 victory. Agger finished with 15 points, while Brascetta 10 for the Lady Rams.
PhilaU finished the afternoon shooting 46.8% from the floor and 43.8% from beyond the arc.
The Lady Rams will take a holiday break before playing their final December game at home on Tuesday, December 30th at 1 p.m. vs. Millersville University.