Grundy Scores 21 Points, Brouse Notches Double-Double in Win
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The Washington College women's basketball team used a decisive 24-5 third quarter to rally from a seven-point halftime deficit en route to a 72-61 win over visiting Bryn Mawr tonight inside Cain Athletic Center. Junior guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) scored a game-high 21 points for the Shorewomen, while sophomore forward Brynne Brouse (Slatington, Pa./Parkland) turned in her first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Washington College 72, Bryn Mawr 61
How It Happened
- Washington scored the first eight points of the game before Bryn Mawr scored 16 of the next 23 to take its first lead of the game at 16-15 on a lay-up by Veronica Roux with 2:23 left in the first quarter. The Shorewomen scored the final four points of the quarter to take a 19-16 lead.
- A three-pointer by Erica Dwyer 12 seconds into the second quarter evened the score at 19-19 and a Kara Breeden lay-up 36 seconds later put the Owls in front, 21-19. The Shorewomen went back in front thanks to back-to-back jumpers by Grundy, taking a 24-21 lead with 5:50 to play before halftime.
- With the score tied at 26-26 with under three minutes to play in the second quarter, the Owls went on a 9-2 run, capped off by a Dwyer triple with 48 seconds to play to open up a 35-28 lead. Bryn Mawr held a 37-30 lead at the half after Dwyer scored 22 points over the opening 20 minutes, draining six of her nine three-point attempts in that span.
- The Shorewomen opened the third quarter with a 12-1 run, building a 42-38 lead on a Kat Moore lay-up with 5:17 left. After a pair of Dwyer free throws with 4:19 to go, Washington reeled off eight straight points to make it 50-40 on a pair of Gabby Winsky free throws with 2:29 on the clock. Dwyer then converted the Owls' only field goal of the quarter before a Jasmine White three-pointer and a Maia Harper free throw gave the Shorewomen a 54-42 advantage through three quarters. Bryn Mawr shot just 1-for-12 from the field and 3-for-8 from the charity stripe in the period.
- The closest Bryn Mawr came in the fourth quarter was a six-point deficit after a pair of free throws by Elizabeth Chan with 4:21 to go. Jumpers by Moore and Harper quickly pushed the lead back to 10 with 3:43 left.
For the Shorewomen (2-2)
- Grundy shot 8-for-10 from the free-throw line, including 7-for-8 in the game's final 97 seconds, en route to her 21 points. She also dished out four assists.
- Brouse's 13 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive end, were a career high. Her 10 points matched a career high.
- White finished with 10 points in 19 minutes off the bench, while Harper had eight points and eight rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench.
- Alexis Krahling dished out a game-high six assists and swiped three steals for Washington, while Jordan Weir had seven points and blocked three shots.
- The Shorewomen held a commanding 58-35 advantage on the boards and rebounded nearly half of their misses, hauling down 23 offensive boards to 24 defensive boards for the Owls.
- Washington shot 20-for-25 from the charity stripe in the win, including 17-for-19 in the second half.
For Bryn Mawr (2-5)
- Dwyer cooled off in the second half, scoring six points after the intermission to finish with a game-best 28.
- Adriana Castilla-Hernandez contributed 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds, while had nine points, a game-high four steals, and a team-high three assists.
- Bryn Mawr shot just 21.4% from the field in the second half after shooting 44.8% in the first. The Owls also missed 11 free throws in 22 trips to the line in the second half after knocking down five of their six attempts from the charity stripe in the first half.
- The Shorewomen improved to 40-1 all-time against the Owls and 21-0 against Bryn Mawr at home with the win, their 17th straight in the series.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
12/5 @ Franklin & Marshall - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- The Shorewomen and Diplomats split a pair of games last season. F&M was a 69-63 overtime winner in Lancaster, while Washington posted a 69-55 win in Chestertown.