Jones Leads All Players With Career High 13 Points; Team Beats Muhlenberg At Home For First Time In 12 Years
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Host Washington College erased an early 11 point deficit to defeat visiting Muhlenberg 50-46 in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game played today at the Cain Athletic Center in Chestertown, Maryland. The win for the Shorewomen is their first home win over Muhlenberg since a 64-63 win back on January 20th, 2007.
Washington College 50, Muhlenberg 46
How It Happened
- The Mules scored 13 of the first 15 points to take their largest lead of the game at 13-2 with 4:43 left in the first quarter following a three pointer from Tara Szawaluk.
- The Shorewomen finished the opening quarter on a 12-3 run to cut the lead to 16-14 after the opening quarter following a pair of free throws from Crystal Jones.
- A three from Jones gave the Shorewomen their first lead of there game at 18-17 with 6:30 left in the second quarter. Caitlyn Clark would make two free throws to push the lead to 20-17 before Muhlenberg scored the next five points to take a 22-20 lead with 58 seconds left in the half on a jump shot from Margaux Eripret.
- Two more free throws from Clark with 22 seconds to go tied the score at 22-22 and that would be the halftime score.
- A layup from Emilie Benton gave the Mules a 27-24 lead with 8:11 left in the third quarter, but the Shorewomen would go on an 8-0 run to take a 32-27 lead following two free throws from Emilee Cramer with 3:52 to go in the third.
- A jump shot from Lizzie Hudock with 41 seconds to go gave the Shorewomen a 36-29 lead after three quarters of play.
- Muhlenberg began the fourth quarter on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 38-38 with 6:19 to go following a layup from Kassidy Stout.
- A layup from Rosie Martin with 5:59 to go gave the Shorewomen the lead for good at 40-38.
- Emily O'Mahoney mad a layup for the Mules with 3:46 to play to cut the lead to 44-42. Both teams would trade missed shots until Muhlenberg got the ball with 3:04 to play, but Clark stole the ball from Stout and went the length of the court for a layup to put Washington ahead 46-42.
- A pair of free throws from Ashley Polera cut the lead to 46-44 with 1:02 left, and Bridget McLaughlin would split a pair of free throws with 40 seconds left to push the lead back up to 47-44.
- On the next possession, a jump shot from Madison Kirchofer cut the lead to 47-46 with 29 seconds to go. Clark would split a pair of free throws on the next possession to extend the lead to 48-46, and on the next possession, Mikaela McGarvey forced a three point shot attempt with 10 seconds left which was off target and went out of bounds to give the Shorewomen possession.
- Clark would seal the game with a pair of free throws with eight seconds to go to set the score at 50-46 and that would be the final.
For the Shorewomen (3-0 Overall, 1-0 Centennial Conference)
- Jones (career high 13 points, three steals to tie for game high), Clark (nine points, six rebounds, three steals to tie for game high), Cramer (seven points, seven rebounds), Cassidy Quattro (game high three blocks).
- The Shorewomen shot 23.4% (15-for-64) from the floor in the win, 9.1% (1-for-11) from three point range, and 70.4% (19-for-27) at the free throw line.
- Washington forced Muhlenberg into 25 turnovers, which they converted into 16 points, while only turning the ball over 10 times themselves.
For Muhlenberg (1-1 Overall, 0-1 Centennial Conference)
- Eripret (nine points, nine rebounds), Stout (eight points, six rebounds), Kirchofer (game high 11 rebounds), Polera (game high six assists).
- The Mules shot 21.7% (13-for-60) from the floor in the loss, 21.1% (4-for-19) from three point range, and 72.7% (16-for-22) at the free throw line.
- Muhlenberg held a commanding 59-41 advantage in rebounding, but could not overcome the 25 turnovers.
- Jones was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player Of The Game for the first time in her career.
- The win snapped a five game losing streak against Muhlenberg and is just the sixth win for the Shorewomen in the 52 meetings between the teams.
- Martin, who gave the Shorewomen the lead for good, played for Muhlenberg her freshman season before transferring to Washington.
- The Shorewomen are now 3-0 for the first time since the 2012-2013 season and have won their Centennial Conference opener for the third season in a row.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
11/19 v. Delaware Valley - 7:00 p.m.