December 4, 2008
Snoops powers McDaniel to 66-58 victory over Juniata
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Whitney Snoops (Millersville,
Md./Archbishop Spalding) recorded her third career
double-double , grabbing 10 rebounds to go with a career-best 18
points to help McDaniel snap its three-game skid and defeat Juniata
66-58 in non-conference women’s basketball action on
Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River)
tallied her second career 20-point performance with a game-high 20
points to pace the Green Terror (2-3), who used a 21-4 stretch over
a nearly 10-minute span in the second half to overcome a
double-figure first-half deficit and secure the
Emma Adams (Oneida, N.Y./Oneida) tallied 11 points
and six rebounds while Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St.
Vincent Pallotti) contributed 10 rebounds and a
career-best seven blocked shots.
Kelly Ashcraft led the Eagles (3-4) with 13
points. Jen Hnatuck chipped in a double-double of
her own with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Claudia
McDowell recorded 12 points and seven
After two Snoops free throws pulled the hosts within 38-37 with
13:28 to play, Ashcraft netted back-to-back baskets to stretch the
lead back to five with 13:01 on the clock.
Three more Snoops charity tosses over the next three minutes trmmed
the deficit to two once again and a Sally Grace
(Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) layup in traffic
knotted the game at 42, tying the score for the first time since
9-all just 5:43 into the contest.
An exchange of free throws made it a 44-all contest before six
Moreland points, including four of McDaniel’s eight
fast-break points, keyed an 8-0 spurt over a 1-minute, 43-second
Ashcraft momentarily halted the momentum but a Moreland jumper and
four Adams free throws stretched the lead to 58-46 with 3:18 on the
After an Hnatuck layup at the other end, Adams hit layups on the
next two Green Terror possessions to give her team its largest lead
of the night and the squad held on for the victory.
The teams traded baskets over the game’s first nearly six
minutes before Juniata used a 6-0 burst to turn a tie game into a
15-9 lead with 12:17 to play in the first half.
Holding to a six-point lead after a Moreland layup with 8:06 to
play, McDowell and Brittany Ryder each hit a short
jumper to push the lead to double digits for the first time at
Two baskets and a free throw from Snoops sparked a stretch of eight
consecutive points for McDaniel to close the gap to 31-29 but the
Eagles tallied five of the half’s final seven points to take
a 36-31 lead into the lockerroom.
Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) dished out
five assists for McDaniel.
The Green Terror returns to action at Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Game
time is 2 p.m.