December 13, 2008
Strong second-half surge propels McDaniel past Haverford, into break with three-game winning streak
HAVERFORD, Pa. – Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack in McDaniel’s 74-49 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball victory over Haverford on Saturday.
Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), Kim Staub (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) and Kelsey Franklin (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) tallied eight points apiece for the Green Terror (4-3, 2-1 CC).
Brittany Lattisaw led the Fords (0-5, 0-3 CC) with a game-high 28 points.
Knotted at 2-all early, Morelandhit a floater from five feet with 18:20 on the clock to spark a 7-0 stretch that gave the visitors a 9-2 lead 5:06 later.
Just over two minutes later on a second-chance attempt, Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to give McDaniel the lead for good.
With 13:14 on the clock, Lauren Wyble (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) rebounded a Smith 3-point attempt from the top of the arc and finished the layup to stretch the lead to 9-2.
After being held off the scoreboard for a 7-minute, 18-second span, Natalie Richman halted a stretch of six straight missed shots, hitting a layup with 11:59 on the clock.
Four straight Lattisawpoints pulled Haverford within 9-8 before two Whitney Snoops (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) free throws with 9:18 on the clock snapped a 3-minute, 56-second scoreless streak for the Green Terror.
Meg Biggart (Darien, Conn./Darien), receiving the outlet pass with fewer than five seconds on the clock and taking it coast-to-coast to take a 27-19 lead into the locker room – McDaniel’s largest of the first half.
After tallying the final five points of the first half, the Green Terror carried that momentum into the second half, running off a 14-0 run over the stanza’s first 3:12.
McDaniel forced six of the Fords’ 34 turnovers during the game-clinching span.
Two Lattisaw free throws with 16:33 on the clock snapped the spurt of 19 straight Green Terror points.
McDaniel recorded a season-low 14 turnovers while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor.
Among Franklin's eight points were two of her team’s season-high six 3-pointers. Biggart netted seven points while Sally Grace (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) added six, including two treys.
Moreland added two assists and five steals while Lyles had three blocks and three swipes.
The Green Terror returns to action at Widener on Jan. 3. Game time is 1 p.m.