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Storer tallies 12 in conference opener

Liv Storer (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Liv Storer (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Gettysburg (3-1, 1-0 CC) 66, McDaniel (2-1, 0-1 CC) 57
What: Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game
When:
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Gettysburg finished the game on a 22-7 run, including holding McDaniel without a field goal for 8 minutes, 4 seconds, to rally for a 66-57 victory in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

THE LEADERS
• Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) led the Green Terror with 12 points and five rebounds.
• Natalie Mehl (Hamilton, N.J./Steinert) also reached double figures with 10 points.

FOR THE FOES
• Ashley Gehrin led the Bullets with 16 points and seven rebounds.
• Mackenzie Tinner chipped in 15 points.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Eight straight points staked Gettysburg to an 8-2 lead in the game's first 4:03. Two Josey Klingenberg (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) free throws, however, sparked a 12-0 McDaniel run to go in front 14-8 with 1:25 to play in the first quarter. Five different Green Terror players scored during the run. A Tori Yantsos jumper in the paint and Kiera Cesareo 3-pointer closed the margin to one but Emily Metzger (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) just beat the first-quarter buzzer to push the advantage back to three.
• The first 4:10 of the second quarter was played in a six-point range. After Mackenzie Tinner converted a three-point play to even the game, Hannah Zajac (Houston, Texas/Clear Creek) hit an elbow jumper to spark a 14-7 stretch that stretched the lead to its largest of the game with 1:29 to play. A Cesareo layup closed the margin to 38-33 at the break.
• The Bullets scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 40-38 edge before Klingenberg drained a 3-pointer off a steal in the backcourt. Back-to-back Liv Storer jumpers stretched the lead back to five. After a Tinner jumper, Natalie Mehl canned a 3-pointer and Ellie Connelly (Sharpsburg, Md./Boonsboro) hit a running floater from the right baseline for a 50-42 lead with 2:58 to play in the third quarter. Baskets from four different Bullets trimmed the deficit to 51-50 after three quarters.
• Avery Bennett layups around a Carly Rice triple pushed the lead to 57-51 just 2:03 into the fourth quarter. The lead swelled as large as 64-53 on an Ashley Gehrin layup, capping a 20-3 run over a 10-minute span. Storer converted off a Klingenberg steal-and-pass and then hit another jumper to make it a seven-point game with 1:11 to play but two Gehrin free throws in the waning seconds set the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
Mallory Conroy (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) added eight points and eight rebounds.
• Josey Klingenberg had four assists and two steals to go with her five points and four rebounds.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at York (Pa.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.