Lady Rams earn fifth straight victory; Defeat Washington Adventist, 83-54

Taylor Peltzer

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – Christine Wooding and Kristen Blye recorded double-doubles while Taylor Peltzer netted a career-high in scoring as the Philadelphia University women's basketball team defeated Washington Adventist, 83-54, in a non-conference game Thursday night in The Pitt.

Philadelphia improves to 13-4 overall and increases its winning streak to five. Washington Adventist is now 3-10 overall.

Wooding notched a game-high 25 points, on 9-on-12 shooting and 10 rebounds. Blye had 23 points and a career-best 14 rebounds. Peltzer knocked down six three-pointers on her way to a career-high 23 points. Guard Megan Finn dished out seven assists.

Rebecca Lee paced the Lady Shock with 14 points. Quianna Tiggle added nine points and four steals.

The Lady Rams shot 46.0 percent (29-of-63) from the field, including 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from three-point range. Washington Adventist connected on 34.5 percent (20-of-58) of its attempts.

A Stephanie Agger three-point play sparked a 15-2 run to give Philadelphia a 24-9 advantage with 11:26 left in the first half. Peltzer drained a pair of treys during the 5:10 stretch. At the 8:30 mark Peltzer hit three free throws to push the lead to 36-16. Philadelphia was up 48-30 at the intermission.

Courtney Overholt connected on a three-pointer with 1:02 left in the game to give the Lady Rams their largest lead of the night at 83-51.

Philadelphia returns to the Gallagher Center Saturday, Jan. 21 against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opponent Bloomfield at 2 p.m.

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