Grundy Scores 20 Points; Clark Adds A Career High 14 As Three Shorewomen Reach Double Figures
IMMACULATA, Pa. — Visiting Washington College took the lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again in a 74-61 win over host Immaculata in a non-conference women's basketball game played tonight at Alumnae Hall in Immaculata, Pennsylvania.
Washington College 74, Immaculata 61
How It Happened
- Immaculata scored the first six points of the game, keeping Washington off the scoreboard for the first 4:17 of the contest, but the Shorewomen would respond with an 11-2 run, capped by an Ali Grundy three pointer, to take an 11-9 lead with 2:55 to play in the opening quarter.
- A three pointer at the buzzer from Amber Ballinger tied the game at 16-16 at the end of the first quarter.
- A layup from Grundy with 7:10 to go in the second quarter gave the Shorewomen a 22-20 lead, a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the night.
- Annie Kohutka knocked down three free throws for Immaculata to cut the Washington lead to 28-27 with 5:14 to go in the second quarter, but the Shorewomen responded by scoring the next eight points, capped by a pair of Caitlyn Clark free throws, to open up their largest lead of the first half at 36-27 with 1:51 to go.
- Immaculata scored the last three points of the quarter to cut Washington's lead to 36-30 at halftime.
- Washington's lead stood at 40-36 with 5:51 to play in the third quarter before the Shorewomen scored the next six points to open up their first double digit lead of the night at 46-36 thanks to a Kristi Kozlowski layup with 3:01 to go in the quarter.
- A three pointer from Lex Krahling gave the Shorewomen their largest lead of the quarter at 53-41 with 1:20 to go in the quarter. Grundy would cap the scoring in the quarter with a layup with 33 seconds to play as Washington took a 55-44 lead after three quarters of play.
- A layup from Tamara Lewis cut the lead to seven at 68-61 with 59 seconds to go, but the Shorewomen would go a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the last minute to close out the 74-61 win.
For the Shorewomen (5-5)
- Grundy (team high 20 points), Clark (career high 14 points, five rebounds, game high five assists), Cassidy Quattro (12 points, eight rebounds), Kozlowski (career highs of seven points and 16 rebounds; game high in rebounds)
- The Shorewomen shot 34.7% from the floor, 28.6% from beyond the arc, and 64.3% at the free throw line.
- Washington held a 54-41 advantage in rebounds, a 14-10 advantage in second chance points, and a 24-1 advantage in bench points.
- The Shorewomen also scored 15 points off of 14 Immaculata turnovers, while turning the ball over only eight times themselves.
For Immaculata (0-9)
- Lewis (game highs of 21 points and six blocks), Ballinger (15 points, seven rebounds), Kohutka (12 points, eight rebounds)
- The Mighty Macs shot 30% from the floor, 28% from beyond the arc, and 81.8% from the free throw line.
- Immaculata had all seven of the blocked shots in the contest.
- Kozlowski's 16 rebounds are the most rebounds in a single game for a Shorewomen player since Carley Kendall '15 had 16 rebounds at Franklin and Marshall on January 10th, 2015.
- Grundy has now scored 20 or more points four times this season and seven times in her career, all of which have occurred in the last two seasons.
- The Shorewomen's 5-5 start is their best ten game start since the 2012-2013 team started 6-4 through ten games.
- Tonight was the first time Washington and Immaculata have met in women's basketball since the 2005-2006 season. With the win, the Shorewomen move ahead of the Mighty Macs in the all-time series, 2-1.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
1/7 @. Muhlenberg - 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)