Shorewomen Dominate Owls To Break Into Win Column, 88-23
Five Players Tally Double Figures In Points For Washington
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College had five players reach double figures in points, including a game-best 16 points by freshman center Nina Haller (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) en route to an 88-23 victory over visiting Bryn Mawr on Tuesday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in a non-conference women's basketball game. The Shorewomen and Owls are both 1-3 on the year. The win was the first for Shorewomen head coach Alisha Mosley.
The 65-point margin of victory is the largest since a 97-24 win over Valley Forge Christian College on January 8, 2009 and the 23 points surrendered is the fewest since a 73-11 triumph on February 5, 1998 versus Villa Julie (now Stevenson).
The Shorewomen scored 50 points in the first half, despite no players reaching double figures in the opening half to take a 50-7 lead into halftime. Washington led 6-2 with 17:49 left in the stanza before scoring 42 of the next 44 points to take a 48-4 lead with 3:05 left on jumper in the paint by Haller. The Shorewomen scored the first 16 points and the last 26 points of the 42-2 run. WC took a 50-7 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Washington outscored Bryn Mawr by a 38-16 count and the final margin was the largest lead of the ballgame.
In addition to Haller's 16 points, senior forward Latisha Pledger (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) and senior guard Claire Mattox (Arlington, Va./Potomac School) both scored 11 points, while senior guard Katie Bay (Dowingtown, Pa./Downington West) and sophomore forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) both matched their career highs with 10 points each. Bay and senior forward Michaila Hatty (Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann-Goretti) established a career-best in assists with four to tie for game-high along with junior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin). Mattox set a personal-best with a game-high four steals. Washington shot 51% from the floor (40-for-79) and were 40-for-68 (59%) from two-point range. The squad made all eight free throws in the game and held a 44-24 advantage on the boards.
Nicolette Parmese had a team-best 13 points and swatted a game-high four shots to lead Bryn Mawr, while Veronica Roux had six rebounds to lead all participants.
Washington held advantages in points in the paint (56-12), points off of turnovers (56-5), second chance points (14-2), fast-break points (14-0) and bench points (46-2). The Shorewomen turned it over just eight times, while the Owls coughed it up 34 times.
The Shorewomen travel to Haverford for a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game next Tuesday night.