Photo: Wilmington University
The Wilmington University women’s team defeated the Felician University Golden Falcons 89-59 on Saturday at the WU Athletics Complex.
The leading scorers for the Wildcats in the game were graduate student guard LaShyra Williams and junior center Sabreen Muslim who each scored 20 points. The duo also recorded a double-double as they both collected 11 rebounds with their 20 points.
Three other Wilmington players scored in double digits and they were redshirt junior Kasha Andrews (16), sophomore guard Kiara Eubanks (11) and junior forward Tiffany Jackson (12).
WilmU had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points off turnovers (26-12),second-chance points (21-12), bench points (37-18), rebounds (50-33), assists (22-14), turnovers (18-24) and blocks(3-1).
Wilmington also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 47.1%( 33-70) and with Felician shooting 37.5%(24-64). Wildcats also held the advantage at the free-throw line with the team having a 68.0% shooting percentage (17-25) and with the Golden Falcons having a 58.3% (7-12) shooting percentage.
Wildcats Jump Out To A 13 Point Lead After One Quarter
The leading scorer for Wilmington in the first quarter was Kasha Andrews who had eight points. As a team, the Wildcats shot 43.8% (7-16) in the first quarter and they also shot 100.0% (4-4) at the free-throw line.
Felician shot a woeful 21.4% (3-14) in the first quarter and they also shot 50% (2-4) at the free-throw line.
Wildcats outrebounded the Golden Falcons 14-8 in the first quarter.
The first quarter started with Felician jumping out to a 3-0 lead but Wilmington would answer back with a 7-0 run to take the lead and never looked back for the rest of the game.
Starting at the 6:13 minute mark, the Wildcats started on a 14-3 run which would give them a 21-8 lead going into the second quarter. Kiara Eubanks led the run with scoring four of the 14 points.
Wilmington Leads By 16 At The Half
The leading scorer for the Wildcats in the second quarter was Sabreen Muslim who had eight points. The team improved their shooting in the second quarter as Wilmington shot 50.0% (8-16) and 50.0% (4-8) at the free-throw three line.
The Golden Falcons also improved their shooting in the second quarter as the team shot 47.1% (8-17). Felician also shot 100.0% (1-1) at the free throw line in the second quarter.
Wilmington outrebounded the Golden Falcons 10-8 in the second quarter.
At the 5:05 minute mark, the Wildcats started on a 12-6 run which expanded their lead to 42-26 at the half.LaShyra Williams was the leader on that run as she scored five of the 12 points.
Golden Falcons Turnovers Turn Into Wilmington Points In Third
The leading scorer for Wilmington in the third quarter was LaShyra Williams who had 13 points. The Wildcats were on fire in terms of the shooting in the third quarter as the team shot 57.9% (11-19). WilmU also shot 66.7% at the free-throw line in the third quarter.
Felician had the best shooting percentage in the third quarter as the team shot 53.3% (8-15). The Golden Falcons also shot 57.1% (4-7) at the free throw line in the third quarter.
The Wildcats won the turnover battle in the third quarter by 5-10.
Wilmington continued to ride the momentum they had all game as the team went on a 16-7 run with 4:07 left in the third to expand their lead to 58-39. Williams was the leader on this run as she scored eight of the 16 points.
WilmU outscored the Golden Falcons 12-8 for the rest of the quarter to take a 70-47 lead into the fourth quarter.
Wilmington Takes Home A 30 Point Win
The leading scorer for the Wildcats in the fourth quarter was Sabreen Muslim who had 10 points. The fourth quarter was the worst shooting quarter for Wilmington as the team shot 36.8% (7-19). WilmU also shot 71.4% (5-7) at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
The Golden Falcons shot 27.8% (5-18) in the third quarter and they also shot 33.3% (2-6) at the three-point line.
Wilmington outrebounded Felician 16-5 in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats roared into the fourth quarter with an early 10-2 run which increased their lead to 80-49 with 5:54 left in the game.
Starting at the 4:30 minute mark, Wilmington would outscore the Golden Falcons 9-5 to take a dominating 89-59 home win.
Wilmington stays at home to take on USciences on January 21st at 6 PM ET.
FG%: WU 47.1% & FU 37.5%
FT%: WU 68.0% &FU58.3%
Rebs: WU50& FU33
Ast: WU 22& FU14
TO: WU18 &FU24
Blks: WU 3 6&FU 1