COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – McDaniel jumped out to a 10-3 lead after the first quarter en route to a 49-41 win at Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Saturday.
Melanie Yeomans (Myersville, Md./South Hagerstown) led the Green Terror (7-9, 5-5 CC) with a game-high 15 points and a season-best six rebounds.
Lydia Konstanzer paced the Bears (9-8, 6-6 CC) with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
A Yeomans layup off an Emily Metzer (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) steal staked McDaniel to a 2-0 lead at the 8:19 mark of the first quarter.
Maya Kornfeld hit a layup with 6:56 showing for Ursinus' only field goal in 15 first-quarter attempts.
Tied at 3-all, Yeomans connected on a jumper with 4:26 showing to start a 7-0 run to end the period.
The lead swelled to 20-8 on two Caroline Ward (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) free throws with 3:57 remaining in the second quarter en route to a 27-17 halftime lead.
The lead fluttered between 10 and 12 points for the first 9:17 of the third quarter before two Aliyah Stephens free throws and a single Konstanzer free throw in the final minute trimmed the margin to 35-27.
Six points from Konstanzer keyed a 7-0 burst that took the deficit from 41-29 with 8:38 on the clock to 41-36 with 4:54 to play.
Four straight points from Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) pushed the lead back to nine.
A Konstanzer three-point play got the hosts to within 45-41 with 1:07 to play but the Green Terror four of its six free throws in the final 31.4 seconds to snap its three-game skid.
Smith finished with 10 points. Metzger added four points, five rebounds and three steals.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Washington (Md.) on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.