Green Terror Hold Off Shorewomen, 74-66

Green Terror Hold Off Shorewomen, 74-66

Moore Establishes Personal High In Rebounds With 13

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – McDaniel's Lindsey Nichols scored 24 of her game-high 29 points in the first half as McDaniel held off host Washington College, 74-66, on Thursday night at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game.  The Green Terror improves to 17-1 on the year, while the Shorewomen fall to 5-13 and 1-10 respectively.

The Green Terror raced out to a 15-7 lead in the game's first 8:44 following a pair of free throws by Steph Perez.  The Shorewomen would level the contest at 24-24 with 6:24 remaining in the first half on a transition layup by freshman forward/guard Raley Hinton (Kensington, Md./St. John's College H.S. (D.C.).  The Shorewomen would take their first lead of the night with 57 seconds left in the half on a jumper in the paint by freshman forward/center Katherine Moore (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).  But Nichols would respond with three-pointer 20 ticks later to give McDaniel a 35-34 halftime lead.

WC would score on its opening possession of the second half on a lay-in by junior forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) just 12 seconds in to take a 36-35.  McDaniel would retake the lead for the rest of the night with 18:20 remaining on a triple by Nichols.  The Green Terror would take their biggest lead of the contest with 9:05 left on a Perez jumper.  The Shorewomen would trim the lead to two points at 68-66 with 57 seconds left on a Kendall free throw.  McDaniel would answer with a 6-0 to close the game out.  Alyssa March canned a jumper in the paint with 35 seconds left to make it 70-66 and on Washington's ensuing possession, Nichols would steal the ball and find Perez for a fast-break layup with 25 ticks left to make it a 72-66 game.  Brittney Davis netted two free throws with 10 seconds left to provide the final margin.

In addition to Nichols, the Green Terror had three other players score in double figures.  Davis scored 15 points and led all players with eight assists, March tallied 14 points and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds, while Perez netted 11 points.  McDaniel shot 42% from the floor (23-for-55), 53% from three-point range (8-for-15) and 69% from the foul line (20-for-29). 

Senior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) had 17 points to lead the Shorewomen, while Kendall had 14 points and sophomore guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) notched 13 points.  Moore grabbed a game-best 13 rebounds to set her career-high, while sophomore guard Daniela Falcone (Potomac, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child) had a squad-high four assists.  The Shorewomen shot 40% from the floor (23-for-58), 27% from three-point territory (4-for-15) and 70% from the free throw stripe (16-for-23).

WC held a 42-32 advantage over McDaniel on the glass.  Turnover wise, the Green Terror turned it over just 11 times, while the Shorewomen coughed it up 17 times.

The Shorewomen outscored the Green Terror in points in the paint (34-20), points off of turnovers (8-6), second chance points (19-15), transition points (8-7) and bench points (18-5).

Washington hits the road Saturday afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Dickinson.