Blue Jays Down Shorewomen, 78-62

Blue Jays Down Shorewomen, 78-62

Jamrogowicz Scores 14 Points in Career Finale

BALTIMORE, MD – Lyndsay Burton led all players with 15 points as host Johns Hopkins downed visiting Washington College, 78-62, on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference women's basketball action at Goldfarb Gymnasium. The Blue Jays finish the regular season at 15-9 overall and 13-7 in conference play, while the Shorewomen conclude the campaign at 9-16 and 7-13 respectively.

Washington took a 11-10 lead with 15:23 left in the first half on a layup by senior forward Julie Sherwood (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield Warde) before Johns Hopkins went on a 9-1 run to take a 19-12 lead with 9:34 remaining in the opening half on a transition layup by Burton on a feed from Chantel Mattiola. The Shorewomen trimmed the lead to 19-18 with 7:57 to go in the frame on a three-pointer by senior guard Jane O'Donnell (Cape May Court House, NJ/Wildwood Catholic). Freshman guard Maggie King (Kensington, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase) gave WC the lead back at 26-25 on a triple with 5:18 left in the half, but the Blue Jays countered with six straight points to take a 31-26 lead with 4:18 to go on a Burton bucket. Alex Vassila scored on a layup with 41 ticks left in the half to give the Blue Jays their biggest lead of the half at 38-30 and the hosts would take a 38-32 lead into the locker room.

After Hopkins hit a trifecta to open the second half at 41-32, Washington hit the Blue Jays with a 10-4 run to cut the hosts' lead to 45-42 with 15:44 to go in the contest on a layup by sophomore guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area). The Blue Jays countered with a 19-8 spurt to take gain a 14-point cushion at 64-50 on a Siobhan Callanan lay-in with 7:31 remaining in the ballgame. The Shorewomen would cut the lead to 66-56 with 6:35 left on a triple by senior guard Jessica Jamrogowicz (Marlton, NJ/Bishop Eustace), but could draw no closer. Hopkins would push its lead out to 17 points at 75-58 with 2:28 to go on a Nia Joseph lay-in for its biggest lead of the contest.

For Johns Hopkins, who clinched the four seed in the conference tournament, Callanan added 13 points, while Vassila chipped in with 10 points. Monica Mitchell corralled a team-best eight rebounds, while Mattiola handed out five assists to lead all participants. The Blue Jays shot 45% from the floor, 43% from behind the arc and 73% from the free throw line. Johns Hopkins held a 42-31 edge on the board.

Jamrogowicz and Tait each scored 14 points to lead the Shorewomen, who shot just 39% from the floor. Sherwood had nine rebounds to lead all players, while Tait passed out four helpers to top all WC players. Washington shot 38% from three-point range and 68% from the charity stripe.

Today marked the final game for seniors Jane O'Donnell, Jamrogowicz and Sherwood.