Rams Use Big First Half To Top Golden Falcons In Women's Basketball

Kameron Stone scored 13 points with nine rebounds in a jan. 7, 2017, home loss to Philadelphia. (Steven R. Smith).
Kameron Stone scored 13 points with nine rebounds in a jan. 7, 2017, home loss to Philadelphia. (Steven R. Smith).

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University women's basketball team was limited to eight points in each of the first two quarters in its 65-50 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference loss to visiting Philadelphia University on Saturday afternoon at Job Gymnasium.

Sophomore forward Kameron Stone (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) came off the bench to lead Felician (3-12, 2-6 CACC) with 13 points and add nine rebounds. Senior forward Jackie McCarron (Harleysville, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) recorded a game-high 19 points with six rebounds for Philadelphia.

The Rams, who never trailed, scored the game's first seven points, and led, 13-2, after 5 ½ minutes. Philadelphia was ahead by as many as 12 points before exiting the first period with an 18-8 edge.

The Ram advantage hovered between nine and 12 points until a three-point field goal by Kelsey Jones (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Mount St. Joseph Academy) jump-started a 12-0 run which left the visitors with a 34-13 lead and three minutes, three seconds, left before halftime. Jessica Kaminski (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Wood) made four three throws in the final minute of the second period, and the Rams' 43-16 halftime spread was their largest of the day.

Felician sliced the deficit to 18 late in the third period before a three-pointer by Alynna Williams (Ambler, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) made the score 54-33 entering the fourth. The Golden Falcons outscored Philadelphia, 7-0, in the game's final four minutes, and the final 15-margin was the Rams' smallest of the second half.

The Golden Falcons were unable to capitalize on a 45-32 rebounding advantage. Felician freshman Safiyyah Lee (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) led all players with 11 boards. The Rams (9-8, 4-4) helped force 24 Felician turnovers, which they converted into 24 points.

Williams made five three-pointers and finished with 18 points. Kaminski filled the boxscore with 14 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

Felician received 11 points from junior Marta Moix (Madrid, Spain/John Carroll School [Md.]). Classmate Marya Trapp (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Regional) turned in 10 points and nine rebounds.

Felician concluded a stretch of seven out of eight games at home. The Golden Falcons travel to Goldey-Beacom College on Tuesday.