WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored five points in the last eight seconds of the first half to open up a double-digit advantage and carried that momentum into the second half, downing Gettysburg 67-38 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Saturday.
Emillee Bosley (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) notched her first double-double to lead the Green Terror (19-5, 14-4 CC), who earned the No. 2 seed in next weekend's conference tournament after Haverford defeated Swarthmore 67-59 in overtime to earn the top seed and will play host to the semifinals and championship. McDaniel will take on Johns Hopkins in the semifinals on Friday night. Game times will be announced following the pre-championship conference call on Monday morning.
Bosley finished with career highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds while Steph Perez (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) led the way with 14 points, including hitting four 3-pointers to take control of the program's all-time career mark by herself with 148.
Cari McMaster and Alyssa Isler scored seven points each to pace the Bullets (15-9, 10-8 CC), who will face Muhlenberg in Wednesday's first-round game.
After Gettysburg built an early 5-2 lead, Stephanie Fish (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) converted a three-point play to knot the game with 16:56 showing, sparking an 11-1 run in the process.
The Bullets closed the deficit to 19-16 on a McMaster three-point play with 4:25 to play before Lindsey Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) hit a trey and Karli Zeps (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) added back-to-back jumpers to push the lead to 10 with 3:03 on the clock.
A Katie Earley 3-pointer made it a 29-24 game before Brittney Davis (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) hit a driving layup and Perez stole the ensuing inbounds pass and nailed a triple in the corner for a 34-24 lead at the break.
Murphy made it a 36-27 game with a 3-pointer 33 seconds into the second half.
Perez countered with a trey of her own before an exchange of baskets. An Allie Eader (Ijamsville, Md./Linganore) layup with 14:52 to play sparked an 11-0 run that clinched the game.
Emma Wingerd (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) added eight points but failed to grab a rebound for the first time in her 72 collegiate games. She added a season-best five assists. Fish added seven points and five rebounds.