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Burgess nets season-best 13

Halle Burgess (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Halle Burgess (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BALTIMORE, Md. – Johns Hopkins went on a 13-2 run late in the third quarter to key a 57-47 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Thursday.

Halle Burgess (Ashton, Md./Good Counsel) led the Green Terror (8-10, 6-7 CC) with a season-best 13 points, including hitting three 3-pointers.

Rory Cole recorded a double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Blue Jays (11-7, 10-3 CC), who outrebounded their visitors 51-29 on the night that included 18 offensive boards.

After McDaniel scored nine straight points to erase a six-point halftime deficit, Madison McGrath drained a 3-pointer with 4:42 to play in the third quarter to tie the game at 35-all.

Layups from Lexie Scholtz and Maggie Spitzer gave the hosts the lead for good at 39-35 a minute later.

Two Caroline Ward (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) free throws closed the deficit to two but four straight points from Spitzer and a Marissa Varnado layup capped the game-changing 13-2 run.

Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) momentarily halted the momentum with a short jumper at the 1:00 mark but two Scholtz free throws with 0.2 seconds on the clock pushed the lead back to eight.

A Maggie Wodicka 3-pointer stretched the lead to double digits for the first time nearly a minute into the fourth quarter.

A Melanie Yeomans (Myersville, Md./South Hagerstown) three-point play cut the margin back to eight but six straight Johns Hopkins points stretched the lead to 56-42 with 4:37 to play.

Five straight Ward points closed the margin to nine before a single Scholtz free throw set the final score.

The Green Terror jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Sophia Way broke up the shutout with 3:05 to play in the opening period.

Baskets from Cole and Wodicka trimmed the score to 11-10 after one quarter before a Cole putback on the opening possession of the second quarter gave the hosts their first lead.

A Way 3-pointer stretched the lead to as large as 27-18 before Burgess responded with a triple of her own with 1:47 to play in the opening half.

Way and Marley Burgess (Ashton, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) traded 3-pointers in the final minute to make it a 30-24 game at the break.

Storer chipped in six points and seven rebounds for McDaniel while Ward added seven points and two assists.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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