Garnet Best Shorewomen, 61-49

Grundy Scores 17 Points To Tie For Game-High; Thiemann Nets 13

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Host Swarthmore got 17 points from Jessica Jowdy, tying for game-high, and 15 points off the bench from Bridget Scott on its way to a 61-49 win over visiting Washington College at Tarble Pavilion in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game on Tuesday evening.  The Garnet improve to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 1-2 and 0-1 respectively.

Swarthmore 61 Washington College 49

How It Happened
-The Shorewomen came out strong taking an 8-3 lead with 5:19 left in the first quarter on a Maia Harper layup.  Washington scored the game's first six points.
-Bridget Scott would cap a 6-0 run for the Garnet on two free throws to give Swarthmore a 9-8 lead with 3:24 left in the first.  The two teams would be tied 16-16 at the end of the first quarter as each team canned a three-pointer in the final seconds.  Ali Grundy hit one for Washington with seven ticks left, while Melanie Ackerman hit one to beat the buzzer.
-The Garnet opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 24-16 lead with 6:30 left in the quarter on a traditional three-point play by Scott.  Abby Deckard began the quarter with a triple to give the hosts the lead the rest of the game 15 seconds in at 19-16.
-Leading 27-22, Swarthmore ended the second with eight of the last 10 points to take a 35-24 lead into halftime as the hosts outscored the guests by a 19-8 margin in the second stanza.
-The Garnet outscored the Shorewomen, 15-12, in the third quarter to lead 50-36 after three.  Swarthmore led by as many as 17 points on four occasions.
-In the fourth quarter, Washington would trim the deficit to nine points on a pair of occasions, but could not draw any closer.  Alexis Krahling's lay-in with a minute left cut it to 58-49, but the Garnet would make three free throws in the final minute to round out the scoring.

For the Shorewomen (1-2, 0-1 CC)
-Grundy (17 points - tied for game-best), Emily Thiemann (13 points - sets career-best), Maia Harper (eight rebounds, game-high three blocks and two steals)
-Washington shot 29% from the floor (20-for-69), 24% from three-point range (4-for-17) and 63% from the foul line (5-for-8).
-Shorewomen held a 45-43 edge on the boards and a 20-11 advantage in second chance points.

For Swarthmore (2-3, 1-1 CC)
-Jowdy (17 points – tied for contest-best), Scott (15 points), Deckard (nine rebounds to lead all players), Maggie O'Neil (three steals)
-The Garnet shot 31% from the field (18-for-58), 26% from three-point land (6-for-23) and 76% from the free throw stripe (19-for-25).
-Held a 19-10 advantage in points off of turnovers.

Notes
-Conference opener for the Shorewomen. 
-Harper's three blocks are a season-best for any Washington player.
-Grundy has led or tied for the team lead in points scored in all three contests for WC so far.

Up Next
12/3 v. Bryn Mawr – 7:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Game)
-Home opener for the Shorewomen
-Washington has won 39 of the 40 all-time meetings.