Bullets Stifle Shorewomen, 53-42

Bullets Stifle Shorewomen, 53-42

Grundy Grabs Career-High Seven Rebounds; Sugalski Hands Out Personal-Best Four Assists

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Gettysburg got a game-best 18 points off the bench from Samantha Pagel as the guests outscored host Washington College in the second half, 27-16, to turn a 26-26 halftime tie into a 53-42 win on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball contest.  The Bullets improve to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen drop to 3-5 and 0-3 respectively.

The Shorewomen came out strong, jumping out to a 13-5 lead with 12:45 remaining in the first half on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Daniela Falcone (Potomac, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child).  The Bullets responded with an 11-4 run to trim to the Washington lead to 17-6 with 7:12 to go in the half on a Pagel lay-in.  The Shorewomen answered with the next four points to take a 21-16 lead with 5:16 remaining in the half on a driving layup by freshman forward Brynne Brouse (Slatington, Pa./Parkland).  However Gettysburg was able to level the game at halftime at 26-26 on a Jenna Swope jumper with two ticks left before the buzzer.

The Bullets would take the lead for good with 17:27 left in the second half on a Jessica Porter bunny at 30-28.  Gettysburg would blow the game open with a 17-4 run to turn a 36-32 lead with 12:19 remaining in the game to 53-36 with 2:18 to go in the contest on an Annie Reilly lay-in.  The Shorewomen would score the final six points of the game to provide the final margin.

In addition to Pagel, the Bullets got 11 points from Emily Duggan to give the guests two players in double figures.  Reilly had 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead all players and along with Jamie Relin tied for tops in the game in assists with four.  The Bullets shot 40% from the floor (23-for-57), 9% from three-point land (1-for-11) and 60% from the foul line (6-for-10).  The Bullets held a 46-41 advantage of the boards.

Junior guard Kelly Sugalski (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) had four assists to tie for the most in the game and set a career-high for the junior and sophomore guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) had seven rebounds to set a personal-best and lead the Shorewomen.  Senior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) had seven points to lead the team.  Washington shot 26% from the floor (25-for-58), 13% from behind the arc (2-for-15) and 50% from the free throw stripe (10-for-20).

The Bullets held a commanding 34-18 edge in points in the paint and had a 25-18 advantage in bench points.

Washington is back in action on December 17 when they travel to Muhlenberg for a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game.