Oakland, Calif. - The William Jessup University women's basketball team was back on the court on Saturday against 2nd ranked Azusa Pacific in the Holy Names University Tip-off classic. APU was to strong as they pulled away in the first half to defeat the Lady Warriors 83-52.
Azusa jumped out to and early nine point lead at 12-3. The Lady Warriors cut lead to 12-8 on a 3-pointer by Nicole Aboumrad with 14 minutes left in the first half. After that it was all APU as they went on a 15-3 run to stretch the lead to 16 points. APU cruised into halftime with a 45-24 lead.
In the second half, the Lady Warriors tried to cut the lead down, but APU would stretch the lead to 35 points as they cruised to the 31 point victory.
Sophomore guard Nicole Aboumrad led the Lady Warriors with 16 points and five assist. Junior guard Cassie Davidson hit 3 of 3 from beyond the three-point line to score 9 points.
Turnovers continue to be problem as the Lady Warriors turned it over 29 times to only 19 turnovers for APU. Jessup shot 41% from the floor, while shooting 47% from the 3-point line.
Jessup falls to 0-3 on the season. The Lady Warriors will play Oregon Tech on Friday at 6:00 to open the Bill Holtz Warriors Classic at home. They host Northwest Christian University on Saturday at 6:00 pm.