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.
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.