PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Forward Taylor Peltzer netted a career-high 19 points to lead four Lady Rams in double figures as the Philadelphia University women's basketball team knocked off Holy Family University, 69-57, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest Tuesday afternoon at the Gallagher Center.
The win marks the first time that the Lady Rams (9-4, 4-1 CACC) have defeated the Tigers (7-6, 3-1 CACC) since joining the CACC in the 2005-06 season. The teams have met 15 times, including three conference tournament meetings, prior to today.
Center Christine Wooding had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks shots for the Lady Rams. Guard Stephanie Agger contributed 12 points and six boards, while guard Najah Jacobs scored 11 points and dished out a career-high five assists in a reserve role
Erin Mann led the Tigers with 13 points and six rebounds.
Philadelphia outshot Holy Family from the field—44.4 percent (24-of-54) to 30.9 percent (21-of-68)—and from three—46.2 percent (6-of-13) to 27.8 percent (5-of-18). The Tigers owned a 43-29 rebounding advantage, including 19-8 gap on the offensive end.
Philadelphia led throughout the second half despite two late runs by Holy Family.
Mann and Mary Ellen McCollum (nine points) scored four points each during an 8-2 spurt that closed to gap to 52-50 with 5:55 left. Forward Kristen Blye (eight points) hit a jumper and Peltzer drained one of her four three-pointers to regain a seven-point Lady Ram lead at 57-50.
The Tigers fought back with seven of the next nine points to once again pull within two points (59-57) with 3:26 remaining.
After a made Jacobs free throw extended the lead to 60-57, Peltzer slammed the door by draining a trey in the corner. Another Peltzer basket at the 1:06 mark widened the gap to 65-57.
In the first half, the Lady Rams were down 17-16 with 7:49 left. Led by Peltzer's five points and four points each from Wooding and Jacobs, Philadelphia outscored Holy Family 17-6 during the rest of the stanza and took a 33-23 lead at the intermission.
Philadelphia heads on the road for four straight games away from the Gallagher Center. The Lady Rams travel to Post University for a CACC contest Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.