HAVERFORD, Pa. – Haverford closed the third quarter on a 16-2 run to open up a 20-point lead and defeat McDaniel 67-50 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Thursday.
Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) led the Green Terror (6-7, 4-4 CC) with 16 points and five rebounds. Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) added 11 points – all in the second half.
Sierra Berkel and Samantha Wetzel each recorded double-doubles to pace the Fords (10-2, 7-1 CC), keying a 48-28 advantage on the glass. Berkel tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds while Wetzel added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Baskets from three different players to key a 6-1 start to the game for McDaniel.
An Anna-Sophia Capizzi 3-pointer got the hosts their first field goal of the game with 5:11 to play in the opening period, sparking a 15-3 run.
Hannah Zajac (Houston, Texas/Clear Creek) hit a jumper in the final 10 seconds of the quarter to make it a 16-11 game.
Haverford netted six straight points to open up a 12-point second-quarter lead. Two Storer free throws late in the half made it a 27-17 score at the break.
Layups from Katie Cook and Berkel stretched the lead to 14 in the first minute of the third quarter. After a McDaniel timeout, the Green Terror used five points from Smith to key a 10-1 run and close the deficit to 33-27 midway through the period.
The Fords, however, had an answer and scored 16 of the final 18 points in the period to open up a 49-29 lead.
A Zajac triple cut the deficit to 58-46 with 2:43 to play but Julianna Clark responded with a triple to all but seal the win.
McDaniel returns to action at home against No. 12 Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.