PHILADELPHIA – Holy Family University extended an eight-point halftime lead to 22 early in the fourth quarter before going on to a 69-57 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over visiting Felician University on Friday afternoon at the Campus Center Gymnasium. Holy Family (15-5, 10-1 CACC) has won eight consecutive games.
Tiger senior guard Erin Fenningham (Philadelphia, Pa.) led all players with 23 points, and added seven rebounds and four assists. Fenningham shot 8 for 12 from the field, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and sank all three of her free throw attempts. Felician sophomore guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.) produced season bests of eight rebounds and six assists to go along with 11 points.
Holy Family used a 20-3 run which spanned the first and second quarters to turn a 14-8 deficit with 2 ½ minutes remaining in the opening period into an 11 point edge with 4:12 to go before intermission. The Tigers settled for a 33-25 halftime advantage, then took control by netting the first seven points of period three. The Golden Falcons received baskets from Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y.) and Osmond to pull to within 40-29 with 7:22 left in the third, but that was as close as the visitors would come the rest of the night.
HFU extended to a 19-point edge on a Casey Thomas (Hammonton, N.J.) jumper late in the third, and, following an Osmond bucket, exited the quarter ahead, 56-39. The Tigers received five consecutive points by Taylor Walker (Williamstown, N.J.) for their largest advantage, 64-42, with 7:54 to play. Felician (1-17, 1-10) closed the game with a 15-5 run for the final margin.
Felician freshman Remi Iwelu (Brooklyn, N.Y.) totaled 11 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots. Classmate Kayla Hourany (Maspeth, N.Y.) scored a season-high 10 points, and Scanlon finished with nine. The Tigers received 12 points and seven rebounds from junior forward Abagail Iannotti (North Bennington, Vt.)
Friday's game was originally schedule for Saturday afternoon, but was moved up due to the snow and heavy winds expected from Winter Storm Jonah.