VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (February 2, 2018) – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) released its seventh and latest edition of the Women's Basketball Division II coaches' poll. SUNY Delhi, currently 14-9, held on to its number-12 ranking for the second straight week with 317 points, marking the seventh week in a row the Broncos have ranked in the top 15.
Head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz's team has won three of their last five games, including a 69-67 win in the final seconds at SUNY Canton and most recently dropping a record 104 points in a 104-68 rout of Davis Tuesday evening. The Broncos, who have been ranked as high as sixth in the coaches' poll, head into their final five regular season games looking to qualify for the USCAA National Tournament at Penn State Fayette. The championship will field eight teams, with Delhi eligible for one of the four at-large bids.
Tuesday's win over the Falcons marked Delhi's highest-scoring game under third-year coach Andruszkiewicz, and its highest-scoring game on record. Sophomore guard Samiaya Salley led all scorers with 31 points Tuesday, giving her 945 career points. Salley, who ranks third in all USCAA with 23.1 ppg., looks to become SUNY Delhi's second-ever 1,000-career point scorer, and the second to reach it in just two years. The first was Jennifer LePinnet-Clark, who tallied 1,033 career points from 2002 to 2004.
Central Maine maintained its top spot in the rankings with 397 points. Johnson & Wales Charlotte moved up to second with 394 points, while Maine Augusta took third with 375 points, Penn State Brandywine fourth with 374 points and Warren Wilson fifth with 372 points.
SUNY Delhi's next contest is a home rematch with SUNY Canton on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Broncos then head out on a three-game road trip against Alfred State on Feb. 10, Villa Maria on Feb. 11 and Cazenovia Feb. 15 before returning home to play Central Penn in their season finale on Feb. 17.