Pledger Posts Double-Double With 15 Points And 12 Rebounds
BRYN MAWR, PA – Freshman forward Latisha Pledger (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) totaled her team-best seventh double-double of the season with a team-best 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as visiting Washington College recorded a 76-45 win over host Bryn Mawr College on Saturday afternoon at Schwartz Gymnasium in Centennial Conference women's basketball action. The Shorewomen finish the season 12-13 overall and 10-10 in conference play, while the Owls conclude the campaign 0-24 and 0-19 respectively.
Bryn Mawr jumped out to a quick 4-2 lead before Washington went on a 12-3 run to take a 14-7 lead with 12:54 remaining on a free throw by freshman forward Liz Warkala (New York, NY/Marymount School). A jumper by freshman guard Claire Mattox (Arlington, VA/Potomac School) gave Washington its first double-digit lead of the game at 18-8 with 7:27 to go in the first half. Freshman guard Kelly Mitchell (Laurel, MD/Academy of the Holy Cross) netted a fast-break layup to give the Shorewomen their first 20-point lead of the game with 53 seconds left in the first half as WC took a 32-12 lead. The visitors would take a 34-16 lead into the locker room.
The Shorewomen used a 22-6 run to open the second half to take a 56-22 lead with 10:14 left in the game on a free throw by freshman guard Kristen Hansen (South River, NJ/Cardinal McCarrick). Hansen sank a three-pointer with 4:14 left gave WC a 73-37 lead, its biggest lead of the game at 36 points.
Washington got 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists from junior guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) and 11 points and four assists from Mattox. Tait and Mattox tied for tops on the squad in assists. Warkala tied for tops in the contest with two blocks. Washington shot 39% (27-for-70) from the floor, 31% (7-for-23) from three-point land and 71% (15-for-21) from the free throw line. WC held a 21-9 edge in points off turnovers, 32-2 in second-chance points and 32-4 in bench points. The Shorewomen had 11 turnovers, while forcing 15 Owl turnovers. WC held a dominating 57-20 edge in rebounds in the win.
Bryn Mawr got a game-high 26 points by Nicolette Parmese and she also grabbed six rebounds to lead the Owls. Callie Jansen handed out five assists to lead all players. Cassie Kosarek blocked two shots to tie Warkala for game-high. The Owls shot 40% (18-for-45) from the floor, 25% (1-for-4) from three-point range and 57% (8-for-14) from the foul line.
The Shorewomen clinched their first non-losing season in conference action since 1998-99 when the Shorewomen went 9-6 in conference play. The 10 wins are also the most ever by a Shorewomen basketball side in Centennial competition.