Washington (Md.) (4-1. 2-0 CC) 57, McDaniel (4-2, 0-2 CC) 47
What: Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27
Where: Westminster, Md.
THE SKINNY STORY
Washington opened up a 15-point first half lead before McDaniel rallied to take a one-point lead with 7:28 remaining in the game. The Shorewomen, however, closed the game on a 13-2 run to capture the victory.
FOR THE FOES
• Bridget McLaughlin led the Shorewomen with 14 points.
• Emily Thiemann chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds.
• Kristi Kozlowski added eight points and nine rebounds.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• Two Rosie Martin free throws and a Bridget McLaughlin jumper staked Washington to a 4-0 lead in the game's first 64 seconds. After a Renie Tsomos (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) layup, the Shorewomen reeled off 11 straight points to open up a 15-2 lead with 3:41 to play in the opening period. The Green Terror closed the deficit to 15-6 but Washington ended the quarter with a 20-10 advantage.
• Angela DiNunzio (Moorestown, N.J./Paul VI) trimmed the deficit to single digits early in the second quarter but Crystal Jones responded with a layup and Washington led by double digits the remainder of the half. Jess Giblin gave the Shorewomen a 31-16 lead with 1:11 to play before Anna Mondoro canned a jumper on the next possession to make it a 13-point game at the break.
• Keyed by six points from Mondoro, the Green Terror opened the third quarter on a 7-0 run to close the margin to 31-25 just 1:18 into the half. Washington stretched the lead back to 40-25 with 4:27 on the clock before another 15-2 run made it a two-point game in the final 30 seconds of the period. The final five points of the run came from Liv Storer after Taylor Samuels accounted for the lone Washington bucket of the stretch with 54 ticks remaining.
• Trailing 44-40, Caroline Ward (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) hit a 3-pointer with 9:21 on the fourth-quarter clock and Tsomos canned a jumper in the lane just shy of two minutes later for McDaniel's lone lead of the game. Two Emily Thiemann free throws and then two more from Alexis Krahling after a technical foul with 5:50 turned the Shorewomen's one-point deficit into a three-point lead. A Kozlowski putback with 3:58 remaining was the only field goal of the final 7:28. Washington went 7-for-10 from the stripe over the final 1:57 to seal the win.
THE INSIDE STORY
• The Shorewomen victory snapped a nine-game losing streak in the series dating back to a 49-48 win in Chestertown on Dec. 5, 2013.
McDaniel returns to action at Dickinson on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.