February 18, 2012

Wooding's career day helps Lady Rams down Felician, 79-69 in overtime

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Center Christine Wooding netted a career-high 35 points to help the Philadelphia University women's basketball team fight off Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Felician, 79-69 in overtime, Saturday afternoon in the Gallagher Center.

 

Wooding, who tied her career-best with 19 rebounds, made her presence felt by going 20-of-22 from the free throw line, including makes on her final 16 attempts. She moved up to ninth on the Philadelphia University all-time rebounds list with 732 and 12th on the all-time scoring list with 1,279 points.

 

With the victory, the Lady Rams improve to 20-7 overall and 14-4 in the CACC. This is the 17th time that Philadelphia has won at least 20 games under head coach Tom Shirley.

 

Kristen Blye added 16 points and six rebounds, while Taylor Peltzer poured in 15 points.

 

Jac'Quel Saunders paced Felician (17-8, 14-4 CACC) with a team-high 18 points. Que Lyles recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Destiny Barnette added 14 points and Trina Plummer had 11 points.

 

As a team Philadelphia shot 27-of-35 (77.1 percent) at the free throw line. Felician was 6-of-10 at the stripe. The Lady Rams outrebounded the Golden Falcons, 50-46.

 

In the extra session Philadelphia did a majority of its damage at the free throw line, scoring 11 of 15 points at the stripe. Blye broke the 64-all tie with a basket 17 seconds into overtime. After a Barnette free throw, Wooding connected on a jumper to extend the Lady Ram lead to 68-65 with three minutes left. Philadelphia sealed the game up by going 11-of-15 at the free throw line the rest of the way.

 

Philadelphia never trailed in the game after scoring the contest's first four points. The Lady Rams led by a game-high 12 points when Wooding drained a lay-up to make the score 48-36 with 14:36 left in regulation.

 

Behind seven points from Saunders, Felician went on a 20-8 to tie the score at 56 with 5:14 to play. Back-to-back triples from Peltzer and Wooding gave Philadelphia a 62-56 lead. Lyles sent the game to overtime by capping an 8-2 run with a jump with 28 seconds left in regulation.

 

Philadelphia closes out the regular season Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Holy Family University. Tip time is 6 p.m.