NEWARK, Del. – Junior forward Kameron Stone (Bronx, N.Y.) led a breakout offensive performance for Felician University in its 86-58 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over host Wilmington (Del.) University on Saturday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex. Felician (6-12, 4-7 CACC) scored its most points in a game in more than four years.
The Golden Falcons matched their victory total for all of last season. Felician also moved into sole possession of fourth place in the CACC North Division. The top four teams in the division at season's end will advance to the conference playoffs.
Stone exploded for 28 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, in 27 minutes of action. She shot 11 for 15 from the floor in notching the first 20+ point game of her career, her third collegiate "double-double," and a Golden Falcon individual scoring high for the season. Freshman guard Sophia Guerrier (Waltham, Mass.) added a season-high 18 points as four Golden Falcons scored in double figures.
Felician finished the first quarter with an 11-3 run to open up a 23-15 lead following the buzzer. Down 26-21, Wilmington surrendered eight consecutive points over a three-minute stretch to fall behind by 13. Two transition baskets by Guerrier in the closing seconds of the half capped another 8-0 spurt and sent the visitors to the locker room ahead, 44-26.
The Wildcats never drew any closer than a 13-point deficit the rest of the way. Felician's previous team scoring high this season was 67 points, a figure they reached by the end of the third period. The last time the Golden Falcons totaled more than Saturday's 86 points was in a 93-66 victory at Post University on Jan. 22, 2014.
Felician shot 48.6 percent from the field and held the Wildcats (6-14, 3-9) to 35.0 percent shooting. The Golden Falcons also enjoyed a 49-33 rebounding advantage. Felician freshman Bionca Chambers (New Milford, N.J.) totaled 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and sophomore Kristin Smith (Hainesport, N.J.) scored 11 points with nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
Junior forward Nyree Grant (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.) amassed 22 points and 10 rebounds for Wilmington.
Felician concludes its January slate by hosting Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Rutherford, N.J.