WESTMINSTER, Md. – Johns Hopkins outscored McDaniel 29-12 in the fourth quarter to record a 65-53 victory in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball opener for both teams on Tuesday.
Melanie Yeomans (Myersville, Md./South Hagerstown) led the Green Terror (1-3, 0-1 CC) with a career-best 14 points while Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) posted her first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Lexie Scholtz paced the Blue Jays (2-2, 1-0 CC) with 14 points, 16 rebounds and five assists while Lillian Scott led all scorers with 18 points.
Trailing 41-36 after the third quarter, Scott connected on the break to spark a 16-3 run that gave the visitors a 52-44 lead with 2:57 to play in the contest.
McDaniel was limited to just three free throws during the stretch. Libby Bowles (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) snapped a 8-minute, 31-second drought from the floor with a 3-pointer to close the deficit to five with 2:30 showing.
Johns Hopkins, however, hit 13 of its 14 free-throw attempts in the final 1:50 to record the 12-point win.
Tied at 2-all, the Blue Jays tallied seven of the next eight points to build a 9-3 lead with 6:25 remaining in the first period.
Baskets from Storer and Yeomans trimmed the deficit to two.
After Scott and Yeomans traded baskets, Caroline Ward (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) connected on a triple to give the hosts a12-11 lead with 2:47 shwoing.
McDaniel extended the lead to as large as nine in the second period before a Scott jumper late in the stanza trimmed the margin to 25-18 at the break.
Johns Hopkins netted the first four points of the second half before a Yeomans' three-point play and Halle Burgess (Ashton, Md./Good Counsel) jumper stretched the lead back to eight with 7:55 showing.
The Green Terror returns to action at Dickinson on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.