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Basketball Spotlight:
Bloomfield Snaps Devils Conference Road Winning Streak

Thursday, December 9, 2004

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

A 17-1 run over a 10 minute stretch late in the game propelled the Bloomfield College Deacons to a 64-46 upset over the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women’s basketball team. The loss ended the Devils 14-game road conference winning streak dating back to the start of last season.

Shelby Rance (So., Central Columbia HS/ Bloomsburg, PA) was the lone Devil in double figures, scoring 14 points. Stephanie Watson (Jr., Archbishop Ryan HS/ Warminster, PA) added nine points and Rashanna Edwards (So., West Windsor-Plainsboro HS/Plainsboro, NJ) chipped in eight. Leah Shumoski (Jr., Marple-Newtown HS/Broomall, PA) paced the Devils with 12 rebounds and tied Edwards for team-high assist honors with four.

The Devils trailed by just two , 41-39 with 11:08 remaining in the game when the Deacons ran off 10 straight points to boost their lead to double digits 51-39 with 4:17 remaining. Edwards’ free throw at the 3:38 mark broke the run. However Bloomfield followed with eight more points to make the score 58-40 with 1:18 remaining. During the course of the Bloomfield run, the Devils missed 13 straight shots from the field and made just one of six shots from the charity stripe.

Earlier in the period, the Devils opened up a four point lead, 33-29 at the 17:24 mark only to have the Deacons erase it with a 10-0 run over the next 2:28 to establish control of the game.

USP finished the game connecting on just 21 of 62 shots from the field (33.9%) and just two of 11 shots from the free throw line (18.2%). The Devils were also outrebounded 51-38.

The Devils are now 4-3 overall and 3-1 in CACC action. USP returns home to face NJIT on Saturday, December 11, 2004, their last game before the Christmas holiday.

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