Blazers Use 15-0 Run to Fuel 67-56 Win Over Shorewomen

Blazers Use 15-0 Run to Fuel 67-56 Win Over Shorewomen

Moore Scores 16 Points for Shorewomen in Loss 

FREDERICK, Md. — Host Hood College scored 15 unanswered points during a run stretching from the third to the fourth quarter to take control of a close game en route to a 67-56 non-conference women's basketball victory over visiting Washington College tonight in Frederick, Md.

Hood 67, Washington College 56

How It Happened
- The Blazers opened the game with a 9-0 run. The Shorewomen scored 11 of the next 13 points, including nine in a row of their own, to even the score at 11-11 with 4:09 left in the first quarter. Kat Moore later gave the Shorewomen their first lead of the game at 18-17, converting a lay-up with 13 seconds to go in the first quarter. Moore had eight points in just three minutes of action off the bench in the quarter.
- Moore knocked down a jumper 21 seconds into the second quarter to push the Washington lead to 20-17. The Shorewomen then went scoreless over the next 4:23 as Hood regained the lead on a Mackenzie Grove lay-up with 5:37 to go.
- Jasmine White put the Shorewomen back in front with a lay-up on the next trip down the floor before a Taylor McGaughey free throw with 5:03 to go in the quarter leveled the score at 22-22. After the two teams exchanged baskets, Washington got a three from White and a lay-up by Emily Thiemann to pull in front, 29-24, with 3:23 left before halftime.
- Hood finished the quarter on an 8-2 run, taking a 35-34 lead into halftime after Verkia Smith sank two free throws with 15 seconds left.   
- Washington managed to tie the score twice in the third quarter before the Blazers used a 9-0 run, capped off by a Grove lay-up, to open up a 51-42 lead with 3:20 to play in the third. That lay-up represented the final points scored by either team in the quarter.
- Hood scored the first six points of the fourth quarter as the lead ballooned to 57-42 on two free throws by Alexis Briscoe with 7:34 left. A Moore lay-up with 6:38 to play in the game ended the long Washington drought as she supplied the Shorewomen's first points since she converted a jumper with 5:27 left in the third. The Blazers led by at least 11 points the rest of the way.

For the Shorewomen (2-4)
- Moore finished the game with a team-high 16 points. Grundy added 10 points and four assists. Thiemann led the Shorewomen with 10 rebounds.
- Washington shot 32% from the field and 50% from the free-throw line.

For Hood (4-5)
- McGaughey supplied the Blazers with a game-high 17 points, shooting 4-for-5 from three-point range. Smith had a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Allie Appleby scored seven points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out a game-best six assists. Grove finished with 12 points off the Hood bench.
- Hood shot 35% from the field and 69% from the foul line. The Blazers also held a 50-39 advantage on the boards.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
12/12 v. Salisbury - 6:00 p.m.
- The Shorewomen have won two of the three all-time meetings with the Sea Gulls, but the two teams have not played since a 71-62 Washington win on January 4, 2010.