Sweep Red Devils For The Fourth Time In The Past Five Years
CARLISLE, Pa. – Junior forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) scored a career-high and contest-best 26 points as visiting Washington College outscored host Dickinson 23-5 in the final 11:56 of the game to record a 63-45 victory in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Kline Center. The Shorewomen improve to 6-13 overall and 2-10 in the Centennial, while the Red Devils fall to 4-15 and 2-12 respectively.
The 26 points by Kendall were the most points by a Shorewoman since Sally O'Donnell netted 27 points on December 12, 2009 in a 70-62 win at Ramapo.
The two teams were tied at 40-40 with 11:56 to go in the second half after a jumper by the Red Devils' Sarah Phillips before Washington would go on a 16-2 run to take a 56-42 lead with 3:21 left on a bucket by sophomore guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga). The run began when senior guard Jackie O'Connell (Northampton, Pa./Northampton Area) drained a jumper with 11:40 to go to put the Shorewomen ahead for good at 42-40. The Shorewomen's biggest lead of the game would be the final margin of 18 points.
In the first half, the Shorewomen raced out to a 14-5 lead 8:01 into the game on a layup by freshman forward/guard Raley Hinton (Kensington, Md./St. John's College H.S. (D.C.). The Red Devils would score 12 of the next 18 points to trim the guests' lead to 20-17 with 6:13 remaining in the half on a Ashleigh Williams put back layup. Washington would lead 27-21 with 1:18 to go in the first following a three-pointer by Kendall before Dickinson scored the last five points of the half to trim the Washington lead to just one point at 27-26 at halftime. Helen Roberts canned a triple with five ticks to close out the first half scoring.
Dickinson would take its first lead of the game at 28-27 only 19 ticks into the second half on a Mary Martin bunny. The two teams would trade the lead six times and there would be three ties over the next 7:45 as the teams were tied at 40-40 following a Phillips basket for the hosts before the Shorewomen would take control of the contest with their decisive 16-2 run.
Kendall previously set her career-high of 17 points when the Shorewomen topped Dickinson, 65-47, on January 7. Joining Kendall in double figures in scoring was Hubley with 10 points and she had a team-high two steals in the victory. Freshman forward Brynne Brouse (Slatington, Pa./Parkland) grabbed a squad-best seven rebounds as WC outrebounded Dickinson by a 44-34 margin. The Shorewomen shot 42% from the floor (22-for-52), 25% from three-point range (2-for-8) and a season-high 85% from the charity stripe (17-for-20).
Ellen Bair had 12 points to lead Dickinson, while Martin had game-bests of 10 rebounds and three steals. The Red Devils shot 27% from the floor (16-for-59), 24% from three-point territory (4-for-17) and 47% from the foul line (9-for-19). The Red Devils committed just nine turnovers, four fewer than the Shorewomen had (13).
Washington outscored Dickinson in points in the paint (22-14), points off of turnovers (11-9) and bench points (39-23). The Red Devils enjoyed a 15-11 edge in second chance points.
The Shorewomen have now won nine of the last 10 versus the Red Devils and have swept the season series four of the past five seasons. The two teams split a pair of games in 2012-13.
The Shorewomen, who snapped a six-game losing streak with the triumph, travel to Swarthmore on Monday night for a 7:00 p.m. tip in Centennial action.