Courtesy of Akron Sports Information
Akron 103, St. Peters 57
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The University of Akron women's basketball team is off to its best start in 17 years after cruising to a 103-57 victory at Saint Peter's Monday night.
The victory marked the first 100-point game for the Zips since December 19, 2010, when they defeated Ursuline at home, 102-45. The 46-point advantage is also the largest margin of victory for Akron over a Division I opponent in the history of the program.
UA is now 5-1 for the first time since the 1995-96 season.
Saint Peter's (0-5) scored the first basket of the contest, but there was never any doubt that the game belonged to the Zips when they quickly surged ahead without looking back.
Five Zips finished the game in double-figure scoring as Akron shot over 50 percent from the field for the second consecutive game.
Sina King notched her fourth double-double of the season by halftime. She finished the game with 18 points and 14 rebounds, just two short of her career-high. Rachel Tecca joined King with a double-double of her own, posting 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.
Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week Hanna Luburgh used four 3-pointers and 14 first half points to pace Akron early, helping the Zips create a comfortable cushion before halftime. Taylor Ruper also picked up three treys in the first period, ending with 14 points.
Carly Young stepped up to lead in the second half, netting nine of her season-high 11 points to pave the way for the 30 overall points Akron received from its bench.
Zips' point guard Kacie Cassell recorded her fifth-straight game with at least five assists. Cassell currently ranks seventh in the nation in assists per game.
After spending the last two weeks on the road, Akron returns home to Rhodes Arena when it hosts Canisius on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.