Blue Jays Overcome Shorewomen, 53-47

Blue Jays Overcome Shorewomen, 53-47

Samuels Scores Team-Best 10 Points and Quattro Pulls Down Game-High 10 Rebounds

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Johns Hopkins got a game-high 25 points from Diarra Oden and used a 13-6 fourth quarter to overcome host Washington College, 53-47, on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference women's basketball action.  The Blue Jays are now 8-5 overall and 5-3 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 6-8 and 3-6 respectively.

Johns Hopkins 53 Washington College 47

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen scored nine of the game's first 13 points to lead 9-4 with 6:20 left in the first quarter on a Crystal Jones layup.  Johns Hopkins would bounce back to outscore Washington 7-2 the rest of the first and the teams were tied 11-11 after one.
- Oden gave the Blue Jays a 15-11 lead on a three-pointer with 8:38 left in the second quarter before the Shorewomen went on a 12-0 run to take a 23-15 advantage with 4:23 to go in the second.  WC held Hopkins scoreless for over four-and-a-half minutes in the second take a 27-23 lead into halftime.
- Washington led for the entire third quarter, but leading 41-37 with one-tenth of a second left, Emily Howie was fouled on a three-point attempt and sank all three free throws to cut the lead to 41-40 entering the fourth.
- Trailing 43-42 with 7:49 to go in the fourth following a Taylor Samuels lay-in, Oden would answer with a three 17 ticks later to put the Blue Jays ahead for good at 45-43. 
- Leading 49-46 entering the final minute, the Blue Jays made all four free throws in the final 42 seconds to seal the win.

For The Shorewomen (6-8, 3-6 CC)
- Samuels (10 points and two blocks to lead team), Caitlyn Clark (four steals tie for game-high and game-topping three assists), Cassidy Quattro (contest-best 10 rebounds)
- Washington shot 35% from the field (20-for-58), 13% from three-point range (1-for-8) and 40% from the foul line (6-for-15)
- Washington had 12 turnovers in the contest.
- The Shorewomen outscored the Blue Jays in bench points (7-2), points off turnovers (9-8), transition points (4-0) and points in the paint (18-12). 

For Johns Hopkins (8-5, 5-3 CC)
- Oden (game-best 25 points and four steals to tie for game-high), Howie (14 points), Aleah Spruell (three blocks to lead all players)
- Johns Hopkins shot 46% from the field (25-for-55), 40% from behind the arc (6-for-15) and 58% from foul line (7-for-12). 
- The Blue Jays held a 12-6 advantage in second-chance points and had 15 turnovers in the win.

- Samuels was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewoman Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- Each squad had 38 rebounds in the game.

Up Next
1/15 v. McDaniel – 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)