Fords Power Past Shorewomen, 62-43

Fords Power Past Shorewomen, 62-43

Pledgers Tallies Double-Double With 12 Points and 10 Boards

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Haverford's Nina Voith scored a game-best 19 points to lift the hosts to a 62-43 victory over visiting Washington College  at Gooding Arena in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game on Tuesday evening.  The Fords improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Shorewomen drop to 1-4 and 0-2 respectively.

Haverford led 8-7 with 9:26 left in the first half following a layup by Washington sophomore forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) before going on an 11-0 run to take a 19-7 lead with 3:28 left in the first half on a three-pointer by Elizabeth Lynch.  After a free throw by the Shorewomen cut the lead to 19-8 with 3:10 left in the first by senior forward Latisha Pledger (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) the Fords scored eight unanswered points to take a 27-8 lead with 1:43 left in the first stanza on a triple by Voith to cap a 19-1 burst.  The Fords took a 32-13 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Fords took their biggest lead of the game at 39-17 with 18:07 left on two Voith free throws.  Washington then went on a 9-0 run to cut the Haverford lead to 39-26 with 15:47 left in the game on a layup by senior guard Kelly Mitchell (Laurel, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross).  However, the Shorewomen could draw no closer and the Fords came away with their fifth win of the year.

In addition to Voith, Lynch added 13 points to give two Haverford players in double figures.  Lynch and Cara Wyant nabbed six boards each to lead the hosts.  Jacquelyne Pizzuto handed out five assists to lead all players, while Wyant had three steals to lead all players.  Haverford shot 38% from the floor (21-for-56), 30% from three-point land (7-for-24) and 77% from the foul line (13-for-17).  The Fords had a 38-37 advantage of the boards.

Pledger had 12 points and game-best 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead Washington.  Junior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) had 11 points and a team-high two steals for the visitors.  WC shot 32% from the floor (18-for-57), 27% from behind the arc (4-for-15) and 33% from the foul line (3-for-9). 

Washington is back on the court on Thursday night when they host McDaniel in a Centennial contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.