Shorewomen Handle Diplomats, 68-46

Shorewomen Handle Diplomats, 68-46

Cramer Sets Career-High with Team-Best 18 Points

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College took the lead for good with 5:40 left in the first quarter and held visiting Franklin & Marshall to just 19.6% shooting from the floor on its way to a 68-46 victory on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Shorewomen are now 6-2 on the season and 3-2 in the Centennial, while Diplomats fall to 3-5 and 2-3 respectively.

Washington College 68 Franklin & Marshall 46

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen took the lead for good with 5:40 left in the first quarter on a Cassidy Quattro jumper that gave the hosts a 4-2 lead.  The bucket started a 9-0 run to end the opening quarter as Washington led 11-2 after one.
- In the second quarter, Washington held a 22-18 lead with 3:14 left before going on an 11-2 burst to take a 33-20 lead into halftime.  Bridget McLaughlin scored six of the 11 points during the stretch.
- Washington scored seven of the first 10 points of the third quarter to take a 40-23 lead following two McLaughlin free throws with 7:12 remaining.  After the Diplomats cut the lead to 40-28 with 6:37 to go on a three-pointer by Emily Moran, the Shorewomen outscored the Diplomats 17-8 the rest of the third to take a 57-36 lead into the fourth quarter.
- Emilee Cramer would net a layup with 6:27 remaining in the fourth to give the Shorewomen their biggest lead of the game of 25 points at 61-36.

For The Shorewomen (6-2, 3-2 CC)
- Cramer (squad-topping 18 points to set career-high and team-best five rebounds), Caitlyn Clark (11 points and game-high five steals), Taylor Samuels (12 points), Quattro (three steals)    
- WC shot 47% from the floor (26-for-55), 29% from three-point range (4-for-14) and 86% (12-for-14) from the foul line in the game.
- WC outscored Franklin & Marshall in points in the paint (28-12), points off of turnovers (18-10), transition points (8-0) and bench points (11-3).
- The Shorewomen turned it over 13 times.

For Franklin & Marshall (3-5, 2-3 CC)
- Kenna Williams (game-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds for double-double to go with contest-best two blocks), Kristin Hamill (10 rebounds)
- The Diplomats shot 19.6% from the floor (11-for-56), 43% from three-point land (2-for-16) and 67% from the foul stripe (22-for-33).
- F&M held a 48-29 advantage in rebounds and scored all 11 second-chance points.
- Franklin & Marshall turned it over 20 times in the contest.

Notes
- Cramer was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game.
- The 19.6% shooting percentage by F&M was Washington's best defensive field goal percentage this season as on November 16 the Shorewomen held Muhlenberg to 21.7% in a 50-46 win.
- The 22-point win was second biggest margin of victory for Washington all-time versus F&M.  On January 31, 2011 the Shorewomen downed the Diplomats by 23, 77-54.
- Today snapped an eight-game losing streak to F&M.  The team's last win prior to today was a 69-55 home win on February 7, 2015.

Up Next
12/16 v. Eastern Connecticut State @ Miami, Fla. – 11:30 a.m. (Non-Conference Game)
- First of two games for team at HoopMIA D3 Holiday Shootout for the team.