CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting Johns Hopkins University used a 10-0 second half run to take control of a close game en route to a 55-42 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory over host Washington College tonight inside Cain Athletic Center.
The Blue Jays (6-8, 4-5 Centennial) led by as many as six points in the first half and took a 24-20 lead into the intermission when Liz Tommasi scored on a lay-up just before the buzzer.
Hopkins held a 31-26 lead with 13:38 remaining in the game before running off 10 unanswered points, capped off by a Jessica Brown three-pointer which gave the Blue Jays a 41-26 cushion. Hopkins led by at least seven points the rest of the way.
Alex Vassila finished the game with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and seven blocked shots for the Blue Jays. Stacy Fairey scored 14 points and eight rebounds, while Liz Tommasi contributed 12 points and three steals.
Freshman guard Ashley Espinosa (Reading, PA/Governor Mifflin) was the only Shorewoman in double figures, finishing with 12 points. Junior forward Latisha Pledger (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) scored eight points and brought down a game-high 14 rebounds.
Both teams struggled from the field in the game as the Shorewomen shot 17-for-61 and the Blue Jays shot 17-for-62. Hopkins, however, was 18-for-26 from the free-throw line, while Washington was just 6-for-14. The Blue Jays also held a 52-43 advantage on the glass.
The Shorewomen (7-7, 5-4) return to action Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Franklin & Marshall.