NEWARK, Del. – Felician University senior guard Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y.) scored a season-high 22 points, but the Golden Falcons were defeated by host Wilmington (Del.) University, 82-56, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
Scanlon, who made 10 of 18 field-goal attempts, played all 40 minutes for Felician (2-22, 2-15). She also grabbed six rebounds. Golden Falcon freshman Hannah Johnson (Jersey City, N.J.) amassed 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Senior guard Tenicia Spence (Baltimore, Md.) led all scorers with 23 points for Wilmington.
The Wildcats (13-13, 8-9) led, 18-15, after one quarter. They then took control by beginning the second period with 22-2 run over the first five minutes, including eight points from Lindsay Bradford (Gwynn Oak, Md.). Wilmington settled for a 44-26 halftime advantage.
Consecutive lay-ups near the end of the third quarter by Scanlon and Taylor Trotman (East Orange, N.J.) trimmed Felician's deficit to 61-44 by the end of the period. But that was as close as the visitors would come in the second half. Wilmington scored seven of the first nine points of the fourth quarter, and assumed its largest advantage, 76-49, on a steal and lay-in by Jocelyn Rodriguez (Wilmington, Del.) with 3:49 remaining.
Eleven different players entered the scoring column for the Wildcats, whose bench outscored Felician's, 47-2. Freshman Macy Robinson (Wilmington, Del.) totaled 11 points and five rebounds in 17 bench minutes for the hosts, and Bradford had 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots in 14 minutes. Wilmington blocked 10 Golden Falcon shots on the day.
Trotman and freshman Remi Iwelu (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with eight points each for Felician.