Moore Scores 15 To Lead Shorewomen
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Host #15 Muhlenberg took control of the game with a 19-6 run to end the first quarter and never looked back on its way to a 82-58 win against visiting Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hall in Centennial Conference women's basketball action. The Mules are now 12-0 overall and 7-0 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 4-7 and 2-4 respectively.
#15 Muhlenberg 82 Washington College 58
How It Happened
- Washington took an 8-7 lead with 6:00 to go in the first quarter on a conventional three-point play by Emily Thiemann before Muhlenberg closed out the first quarter on a 19-6 run to take a 26-14 lead after one. Christina Manning closed out the quarter on a long two-point jumper with one second left. Rachel Plotke put the Mules ahead for good on a three-pointer with 5:21 remaining at 13-10.
- On Muhlenberg's first possession of the second quarter, Brandi Vallely became the Centennial Conference's all-time lead in assists at 571 as she found Plotke who drained a three-pointer 12 ticks in to make it 29-14. The three sparked a 24-11 second quarter as the hosts took a 50-25 lead into halftime.
- The Shorewomen came out strong in the third quarter to trim the Mules' lead to 50-34 just 2:06 into the third on a Rosie Martin three that capped a 9-0 run. However, Muhlenberg answered with a 12-2 run to lead 62-36 with 5:51 left in the third on a Manning layup. The Mules took a 67-44 lead into the fourth quarter even though they were outscored by the Shorewomen in the third, 19-17.
- Muhlenberg outscored Washington 15-14 in the fourth to provide the final margin.
For The Shorewomen (4-7, 2-4)
- Kat Moore (team-high 15 points), Caitlyn Clark (10 points and squad-best five assists), Cassidy Quattro (eight rebounds to tie for game-high).
- Washington shot 34% from the field (21-for-61), 25% from three-point range (5-for-20) and 73% from the foul line (11-for-15).
- Washington had 19 turnovers in the contest.
- The Shorewomen outscored the Mules off the bench by a 29-27 margin, held a 10-7 advantage in second chance points and had a 38-36 edge on the glass.
For Muhlenberg (12-0, 7-0)
- Plotke (game-best 20 points), Vallely (nine assists to lead all players, eight rebounds to tie for game-high and eight points), Chelsea Gary (12 points).
- The Mules totaled a 26-12 advantage in points off of turnovers and had a 26-10 edge in points in the paint.
- Muhlenberg shot 48% from the field (28-for-58), 45% from behind the arc (9-for-20) and 74% from foul line (17-for-23).
- The Mules had 13 turnovers.
- Vallely passed Angie Arnold, who had 570 assists for Johns Hopkins from 1994-98. Vallely, who entered the game with 565 career helpers, now has 574 all-time assists.
- Washington's Martin played last year at Muhlenberg, averaging 2.1 points per game in 12 contests.
- The Shorewomen have made 10 three-pointers in each of their last two games at Memorial Hall as the last time WC made 10 triples in a game was also at Muhlenberg on February 13, 2016.
- The game was originally slated for Chestertown today, but was switched to Allentown due to a heating issue inside the Cain Athletic Center. The two teams will play in Chestertown on January 27 at 3:00 p.m.
1/9 @ Ursinus – 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Shorewomen and Bears split the season series a year ago, both winning at home.