Blue Jays Down Shorewomen, 66-46

Blue Jays Down Shorewomen, 66-46

Grundy Scores Game-Best 16 Points and Clark Adds 13 Points For WC

BALTIMORE, Md. – Host Johns Hopkins took control of the game with a 16-0 run spanning the first and second quarters on its way to a 66-46 win over visiting Washington College on Wednesday evening in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game at Goldfarb Gym. 

Johns Hopkins 66 Washington College 46

How It Happened
- The Blue Jays raced out to an 8-2 lead with 5:50 remaining in the first quarter on a Lexie Scholtz layup. 
- Washington countered with a 10-2 run of its own to take its first lead of the game at 12-10 with 30 seconds to go on a Kristi Kozlowski jumper.  Marissa Varnado answered with a jumper of her 15 seconds later for the Blue Jays and the two teams were tied 12-12 after one. 
- Varnado's basket ignited a 16-0 run for the hosts as they scored the first 14 points of the second quarter to take a 26-12 lead with on a Scholtz three-pointer with 2:56 left in the second. 
- The Shorewomen would score seven unanswered points to trim the Hopkins' lead to 26-19 on a second-chance layup by Taylor Samuels with 34 seconds to go in the second.  Kenz Wilkinson answered with a second-chance lay-in of her 14 ticks later to give the hosts a 28-19 lead heading into halftime.
- Johns Hopkins outscored Washington 19-12 in the third to lead 47-31 after three quarters.    
- In the fourth, the Blue Jays held a 19-15 advantage and took their biggest lead of the game of 26 points, 61-35, in the stanza.

For The Shorewomen (9-15, 6-13 CC)
- Ali Grundy (game-best 16 points), Caitlyn Clark (13 points and three assists), Cassidy Quattro (squad-high six rebounds).
- The hosts shot 24% (18-for-73) from the floor, 21% (4-for-19) from beyond the arc and 67% (6-for-9) from the free throw stripe.
- Washington outscored Hopkins 9-4 in points off of turnovers.
- The Shorewomen turned it over just 10 times.

For Johns Hopkins (12-11, 11-8 CC)
- Caroline Corcoran (team-high 15 points), Scholtz (game-high eight assists), Madison McGrath (10 points and contest-high nine rebounds), Elle Hepburn (12 points).
-The Blue Jays shot 33% (25-for-77) from the floor, 21% (4-for-19) from three-point range and 80% (12-for-15) from the foul line.
- The hosts committed 10 turnovers in the game.
- Johns Hopkins outscored Washington in points in the paint, 28-14, in second chance points, 14-6, and bench points, 20-6.
- The Blue Jays held a 64-44 advantage in rebounds in the game. 

Notes
- Grundy has been the team's leading scorer or tied for tops on the team in 17 games this season.

Up Next
2/18 @ Dickinson – 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- Season finale for the Shorewomen.