Goldey Beacom upsets Holy Family
Weldon of Goldey-Beacom registered 30 points
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Senior guard Janae Weldon of Goldey-Beacom College registered 30 points in leading the Lightning to a 66-54 upset of top seed Holy Family University in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Championship game Saturday evening. With the win, the Lightning have secured their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament, which will begin next week.
Goldey-Beacom (18-11) was able to upend Holy Family for the second time this season and in a similar fashion as the first win in January. Goldey-Beacom held HFU to 27.9-percent shooting in the first match-up and 24.6-percent in the championship game.
Weldon was named Tournament MVP after hitting her first four 3-pointers on the way to a 30-point game on 9-for-16 shooting. Devonne Richardson, who was named to the All-Tournament team, added 10 points and a game-high 16 rebounds, while Irene Hudson and Ashley Rosario each tallied eight points. The Lightning shot 47.1-percent (8-of-17) from long range.
Meghan Gibson led Holy Family (23-4) with 14 points, while Erin Mann tallied 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds with three steals. Holy Family shot just 19-percent (5-for-26) from 3-point range.