Jones Ties Season-High With 17 Points In A 68-58 Defeat At Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md. — The host Johns Hopkins Blue Jays connected on 11 treys and went on to defeat the Washington College Shorewomen, 68-58, Tuesday evening at Robert H. Scott Gymnasium.  The Shorewomen fell to 8-12 (5-10 Centennial Conference) while the Blue Jays improved to 12-7 (9-5 Centennial Conference). Sophomore forward Crystal Jones scored 17 points to lead three players in double-figures for the visitors.

Johns Hopkins 68, Washington College 58

How It Happened
- Washington took a 6-3 advantage after Jones converted a difficult jumper at the 6:30 mark.  Cassidy Quattro scored the first four points for the Shorewomen as she connected on a layup and a jumper. 
-Hopkins guard Emily Howie hit the first of her five opening-half treys to even the game for the first time at 6-6 on the next possession down the floor.
-The Shorewomen took their last lead of the game after Taylor Samuels executed a reverse layup at the 3:38 mark.
- The Blue Jays scored the final seven points of the stanza to claim a 13-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Diarra Oden scored five points for the hosts during the run.
- Samuels brought Washington within 15-14 after delivering a right-wing jumper with 7:05 left in the opening half. However, Johns Hopkins rattled off eight consecutive points to push their lead to 23-14 at the 3:53 mark. Howie swished back-to-back treys to key the spurt for the hosts.
- The Shorewomen answered with a 6-4 spurt to trim the deficit to 27-20. Gemma Mochi capped the stretch with a jumper after Andrea Prestianne and Quattro each hit both of their attempts from the foul line. The Blue Jays settled for a 33-22 lead at the break.
- Hopkins scored the opening bucket of the third quarter to claim a 13-point lead and still held a 39-26 advantage at the 6:47 mark.
- Washington, however, went on a 10-1 run over the next two minutes to get right back into the contest at 40-36. Bridget McLaughlin initiated the burst with a steal and layup and then Jones scored five straight points. Samuels capped things off with a conventional three-point play as she scored with her back to the basket along the baseline.
- The Shorewomen continued to cut into the lead as Jones converted inside after a nice feed from Quattro to make it 43-40 with 3:46 left in the stanza. The hosts responded by scoring the final eight points of the quarter to claim a 51-40 advantage.
- The visitors managed to close within 56-48 with 4:35 remaining after Prestianne and Samuels drained consecutive triples, but the Blue Jays got a layup from Kenz Wilkinson and a three from Oden to widen the lead to 61-48 with just 3:30 left in the contest.

For the Shorewomen
- Jones hit 7-of-10 field goal attempts and hit all three of her shots from behind the arc. Samuels (14 points, 6-of-10 fga), Quattro (12 points, season-high 11 rebounds), and McLaughlin (8 points) all recorded strong performances.
- The Shorewomen shot 40.4% (23-of-57) from the floor overall, 38.5% (5-for-13) from three-point range, and 77.8% (7-for-9)at the free throw line.

For Hopkins
- Howie scored a career-high 26 points as she went 8-for-10 from long-distance and finished 9-of-13 overall. Oden added 22 points and Wilkinson grabbed 11 boards.
- The Wildcats shot 42.9% (24-for-56) from the floor overall, 47.8% (11-of-23) from three-point range, and 69.2% (9-of-13) at the free throw line.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
2/6 v. Haverford - 6:00 p.m.