Chestertown, Md. — Sophomore guard Crystal Jones converted a pair of clutch free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Washington College Shorewomen a thrilling, 64-63, come-from-behind victory over the Ursinus Bears, in a Centennial Conference contest on Wednesday evening at Cain Athletic Center. The hosts improved to 9-13 (6-11) while the Bears dropped to 7-16 (6-12).
Washington College 64, Ursinus 63
How It Happened
- Ursinus jumped out to a 14-8 advantage after Lydia Konstanzer converted a layup with 3:21 left in the opening quarter.
- The Shorewomen managed to close within 16-13 at the conclusion of the first stanza as Taylor Samuels hit a trifecta and Andrea Prestianne added a jumper.
- Emilee Cramer brought the hosts even at 19-19 after converting a jumper following a turnover at the 6:50 mark. The Bears, however, scored six straight to grab a 25-19 lead as Konstanzer hit a pair of jumpers during the spurt.
-The Shorewomen closed within 27-24 after Caitlyn Clark's layup with 3:11 left in the half. However, the visitors rattled off seven consecutive points to stretch their lead to 34-24 with just over two minutes left. The Bears led by as many as 11 points but Gemma Mochi made a jumper and then added a triple with just seconds left before horn to bring Washington within 37-31 at the break.
- Ursinus still led 42-36 with 5:11 left in the third quarter after a triple by Marisa Morano but the Shorewomen stormed back with six straight to knot the game at 42-42 at the 3:18 mark. Prestianne ignited the spurt with a jumper, Madeline Williams swished a pair at the stripe, and Mochi made a layup to account for the scoring.
- Washington took their first lead of the game on a layup by Samuels, which made it 44-42 at the 2:35 mark of the third quarter. Ursinus evened the game at 47-all on a layup by Konstanzer just before the end of the stanza.
- Ursinus led by three points on three different occasions in the final quarter but the Shorewomen refused to let the game get away. Cassidy Quattro evened the game at 54 after nailing a jumper at the 4:47 mark.
- Bridget McLaughlin gave the hosts their first lead of the fourth quarter as she drained a jumper with 3:46 left.
- Ursinus eventually held a 60-58 edge at the 2:20 mark, however, Samuels hit a jumper off an assist by Clark to even things up.
- The visitors had an opportunity to extend a 63-61 lead but Morano misfired on both of her attempts from the line with just 33 seconds remaining.
- Jones was fouled with four seconds left and made one of two to inch the Shorewomen within 63-62. Quattro came up with a big offensive rebound on the second free throw attempt and called a timeout with 3.2 seconds left.
- Jones drew a foul as she drove down the lane with just two tenths of a second left and calmly made both attempts to secure the victory. The visitors were unable to get a clean shot off as time expired.
For the Shorewomen
- Samuels added nine points and eight rebounds while Quattro (3 blocks) corralled a team-high 13 rebounds to go along with seven points. Mochi (4-of-6 fga) finished with nine points and five boards.
- The Shorewomen went 24-of-56 overall from the floor (42.9 percent), hit 5-of-19 (26.3 percent) from deep, and were 11-of-16 from the line (68.8 percent).
- Jones was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game.
- Konstanzer hit 10-of-14 attempts from the floor en route to a game-high 27 points and 14 rebounds. Aliyah Stephens added 16 points while Morano contributed 12 points.
- The visitors shot 39.6 percent overall (21-of-53), hit 4-of-16 (25.0 percent) from behind the arc, and went 17-for-26 (65.4 percent) from the line.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
2/15 v. Gettysburg - 2:00 p.m.