Shorewomen Finish Strong in 57-47 Win at Green Terror to Open CC Play 2-0

Shorewomen Finish Strong in 57-47 Win at Green Terror to Open CC Play 2-0

Team Opens Conference Slate 2-0 for First Time Since 2012-13

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Visiting Washington College outscored host McDaniel, 13-2, over the final 5:50 of the game to come away with a 57-47 win on Tuesday evening at the Gill Center in Centennial Conference women's basketball action.  The Shorewomen, which led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial as they open 2-0 in the conference for the first time in six years, while Green Terror drop to 4-2 and 0-2 respectively.

Washington College 57 McDaniel 47

How It Happened
- Leading 4-2 with 7:59 left in the first quarter, Washington scored 11 straight points to take a 15-2 lead with 3:41 left on a jumper from the left baseline by Bridget McLaughlin.  The Shorewomen held a 20-10 advantage after one quarter.
- The Shorewomen outscored the Green Terror in the second quarter by an 11-8 margin and led by as many as 15 with 1:11 left at 31-16 following a three-pointer by Jess Giblin.  McDaniel's Anna Mondoro canned a jumper with 53 seconds left to round out the scoring in the second as WC took a 31-18 lead into the halftime break. 
- McDaniel scored the first seven points of the third quarter to trim the Washington lead to 31-25 just 1:18 into the third on a conventional three-point play by Mondoro.  Including the last basket of the second, Mondoro scored eight of the Green Terror's nine points during the 9-0 run.    
- The Shorewomen would answer with a 9-0 run of their own to lead 40-25 with 4:27 left in the third on a jumper by Taylor Samuels.
- In the final 3:44 of the third McDaniel outscored Washington 15-4 to trim the lead to 44-40 after three.  The Green Terror got it within two at 42-40 on two Liv Storer free throws with 25 ticks left before McLaughlin capped the third quarter scoring on a layup with 20 seconds left after beating the press by McDaniel.    
- McDaniel took its first lead of the night with 7:28 left in the fourth quarter on a Renie Tsomos jumper in the paint at 45-44.
- Washington retook the lead on two free throws from Emily Thiemann with 5:50 left.  Following her free throws, McDaniel was assessed a technical foul and Alexis Krahling drained both of the technical free throws to give WC a 48-45 lead.  Kristi Kozlowski made a jumper with 3:58 to go to cap a run of six straight points for the visitors and gave Washington a 50-45 lead.
- The Kozlowski jumper was the final made field goal in the game by either side as Washington made seven free throws, while McDaniel made just a pair as the Shorewomen came away with a 10-point triumph.

For The Shorewomen (4-1, 2-0 CC)
- McLaughlin (14 points and two blocks), Thiemann (10 points), Kozlowski (contest-high nine rebounds), Taylor Samuels (two blocks), Caitlyn Clark (two steals), Madeline Williams (game-high four assists and two steals)
- Washington shot 31% from the field (17-for-55), 23% from three-point range (3-for-13) and 71% from the foul line (20-for-28).
- The Shorewomen outscored the Green Terror in bench points (23-10) and second-chance points (14-7).
- Washington had 17 turnovers in the contest.
- The guests outboarded the hosts by a 45-36 count.

For McDaniel (4-2, 0-2 CC)
- Storer (game-best 15 points and seven rebounds), Mondoro (10 points and contest-topping three steals)
- The Green Terror tallied a 16-11 advantage in points off of turnovers.
- McDaniel shot 26% from the field (14-for-54), 15% from behind the arc (2-for-13) and 85% from foul line (17-for-20).
- The Green Terror had 16 turnovers in the setback.

Notes
- Washington picked up its first win at McDaniel since a 71-69 win on January 17, 2013 and its fourth overall victory at McDaniel.  WC also won at McDaniel in 1993-94 (79-77) and 1999-2000 (66-54).
- The Shorewomen snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Green Terror.  Their last win in the series was a 49-48 home win on December 5, 2013 in the first Centennial win for head coach Alisha Mosley at Washington.  The win capped a four-game winning streak over the Green Terror by the Shorewomen.  
- In 2012-13, WC downed McDaniel (79-63) and won at Johns Hopkins (53-51) in its first two CC contests that season.
- Each team scored 16 points in the paint and two points in transition.

Up Next
11/29 @ Muhlenberg – 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)