January 24, 2009

McDaniel cruises to fifth straight win over Bryn Mawr behind balanced attack

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) and Meg Biggart (Darien, Conn./Darien) each netted seven points to pace McDaniel in a 60-45 victory over Bryn Mawr in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball action on Saturday.

            Moreland added six rebounds, six steals and five assists for the Green Terror (10-6, 8-3 CC), who build a lead of 24 points en route to its fifth straight win.
            Emilie Naccarato led the Owls (1-15, 0-11 CC) with 19 points while Jessica Allen chipped in 16.
            Trailing 7-6 with 15:27 to play in the first half, Meredith Larsen (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) hit a jumper and Lauren Wyble (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) added a layup to spark a 10-1 run, putting McDaniel on top 16-8 with 11:19 showing.
            Two Allen free throws trimmed the deficit to 18-16 nearly five minutes later but 3-pointers from Biggart and Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) to key an 18-7 stretch over the final 6:22 of the first half.
            A Moreland steal-and-layup coupled with a Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) basket extended the Green Terror’s lead to 40-23 with 2:28 elapsed in the second half.
            Holding a 51-34 lead with 5:57 to play to play, McDaniel extended the lead to its largest point at 58-34 before the Owls tallied 11 of the game’s final 13 points to set the final margin.
            Wyble, Lyles and Whitney Snoops (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) added six points a piece. Lyles also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Wednesday. Game time is 6 p.m.

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