Kile Nets 15 Points and 16 Boards for WC
CARLISLE, PA – Alesha Sisco netted a game-best 16 points and added a team-high 10 rebounds for a double-double as host Dickinson downed visiting Washington College, 67-49, in Centennial Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Kline Center. The Red Devils improve to 15-7 overall and 11-7 in conference play, while the Shorewomen fall to 9-14 and 7-11 respectively.
The Shorewomen led 10-8 with 13:57 left in the first half following a fast-break layup by freshman center Erin Kile (Benton, PA/Benton) before the Red Devils hit Washington with a 20-5 run over the next 10:10 to take a 28-15 lead, their biggest of the half, with 3:47 left on a three-pointer by Belma Mekic. Mekic also gave Dickinson the lead for good on a transition lay-in with 12:30 left in the opening half to make it 12-10 hosts. Dickinson would take a 32-22 lead into intermission.
In the second half, Washington opened the half on a 11-4 run to cut the Dickinson lead to 36-33 with 15:51 to go in the game on a Kile putback layup. That was as close as the Shorewomen would get as Sisco scored on the next possession on a layup with 15:26 to go in the game to ignite a 21-5 run to gave Dickinson a 57-38 lead with 6:22 to go on a Lindsay Finnerty free throw. The closest WC would get the rest of the way was 16 points on three occasions.
Carole Dempsey added 13 points for the Red Devils and Taylor Miller chipped in with 12 points. Dempsey and Brooke Muller each had three steals to lead all players. Dickinson shot 46% from the floor and totaled 12 steals. Dickinson forced 20 Washington turnovers, while committing just 13.
Kile had 15 points and a game-topping 16 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Senior guard Jane O'Donnell (Cape May Court House, NJ/Wildwood Catholic) added 10 points for the visitors. Sophomore guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) handed out a game-best five assists. Washington shot just 34% from the field, but outrebounded Dickinson by a 39-32 tally.
Washington returns to action on Wednesday evening with a 6:00 p.m. home contest against visiting Ursinus in the home finale for the Shorewomen.