Kendall Career-Best 17 Points and Grundy Personal-High Seven Assists
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Junior forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) scored a career-high 17 points and sophomore guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) handed out a personal-best seven assists, both games, as host Washington College downed visiting Dickinson, 65-47, on Wednesday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game. The Shorewomen improve to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in the Centennial, while the Red Devils slip to 3-8 and 1-6 respectively.
The Shorewomen, who never trailed in the win, raced out to a 14-5 lead with 12:30 remaining in the first half on a traditional three-point play by senior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin). Washington, which led 24-14 with 4:02 left in the opening half following a pair of free throws by Dickinson's Mairead Donahue would go on a half-closing 11-2 run to take a 35-16 lead into halftime on a three-pointer from the top of the arc from Grundy to beat the buzzer. Grundy scored the last six points of the half in the last 26 ticks of the stanza.
In the second half, the Shorewomen would score nine of the first 13 points to take their biggest lead of the night at 44-18 with 16:33 to go in the contest on a triple from senior guard Jackie O'Connell (Northampton, Pa./Northampton Area). The closest the Red Devils would get the rest of the way would be 17 points on a pair of occasions.
Kendall would also pull down eight rebounds to tie for game-high, while Grundy added 12 points. Joining Grundy and Kendall in double figures in points were Hubley will 11 points and O'Connell, who matched her career-high with 10 points. Both of O'Connell's career-best scoring efforts have come against Dickinson, the other being on January 8, 2014 at Dickinson. Hubley tallied a game-best four steals and notched her third game of the year with four of more thefts. The Shorewomen shot 37% from the floor (20-for-54), 39% from three-point range (7-for-18) and 75% from the foul line (18-for-24). The Shorewomen turned it over a season-low six times, while forcing 15 Dickinson turnovers. The hosts outscored the guests in points off of turnovers by a 12-8 count.
Myonie Williamson scored a team-high 13 points off the bench for the Red Devils, while Mary Martin tied Kendall for game-high in boards with eight. Sam Kennedy had two blocked shots to lead all participants. The Red Devils shot 26% from the floor (14-for-54), 26% from three-point territory (5-for-19) and 70% from the free throw stripe (14-for-20). The 26% from the floor was lowest field goal percentage against WC this season. The guests held a 46-36 advantage in rebounds and outscored WC 14-6 in second-chance points.
Each team had 16 points in the paint, while Dickinson had a 21-8 edge in bench points.
The Shorewomen return to the court on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. when they travel to Franklin & Marshall for a Centennial Conference game.