Shorewomen Use 8-0 Game-Closing Run To Ground Seahawks, 55-50

Shorewomen Use 8-0 Game-Closing Run To Ground Seahawks, 55-50

Thiemann Scores Six of Her 14 Points To Ignite The Final Run

ST. MARY'S Md. – Freshman forward Emily Thiemann (Wilmington, Del./Padua Academy) scored six of her personal-best 14 points during Washington's contest-ending 8-0 run over the final 2:34 to turn a 50-47 deficit into a 55-50 victory over host St. Mary's (Md.) at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference women's basketball game.  The Shorewomen and the Seahawks are both 3-5 on the season. 

Washington College 55 St. Mary's (Md.) 50

How It Happened
-The Seahawks scored the first five points of the game to lead 5-0 just 68 seconds into the game on Kobe Chaney traditional three-point play.  The five-point lead was the hosts biggest of the day.
-Alexis Krahling scored on a lay-in with 2:23 left in the first to close out the first quarter scoring as the Shorewomen scored eight of the final 12 points of the quarter to trail by just one.
-Washington outscored St. Mary's (Md.) 19-10 in the second quarter to take a 27-19 lead into halftime.  The 19 points are the most for the Shorewomen in the second quarter this season.
-Down 15-13, WC outscored the hosts 14-6 in the final 7:27 of the second to take an eight-point lead into intermission.
-Krahling canned a three-pointer with 5:42 left in the second to put Washington ahead for the rest of the second at 16-15.
-Up 19-17, Krahling hit a triple with 3:47 to go and it ignited an 8-2 run to close out the quarter.  Two Maia Harper free throws with 15 ticks left capped the first half scoring.
-The Shorewomen outscored the Seahawks, 13-12, in the third to take a 40-31 lead into the fourth.  Krahling banked in a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to round out the scoring as the Shorewomen led by as many as 10 points on two occasions.
-Washington took an 11-point lead, its biggest of the game, 15 seconds into the fourth at 42-31 on two Brynne Brouse free throws and left 44-34 with 8:19 left in the contest when St. Mary's (Md.) scored seven unanswered points to cut the lead to 44-41 with 6:22 to go on a Kerri Kline three.  The Seahawks would take their first lead since the second quarter on a Chaney conventional three-point play with 2:39 to go to give the hosts a 50-47 and capped a 16-3 spurt.
-The Shorewomen would retake the lead at 51-50 with 30.9 ticks left when Emily Thiemann hit a jumper from near the foul line and was fouled on the play.  She sank the free throw to complete the traditional three-point play to make it 52-50.
-Chaney tried to tie the game on a layup, but the shot was off the mark and Thiemann made one of two from the line with 18.3 left to give the guests a 53-50 lead.
-The Seahawks last chance came on a Kline three-point attempt with nine seconds left, but it was off target and Jasmine White grabbed the board.  White sank two from the charity stripe with 8.2 ticks left to make it 55-50 and round out the scoring.

For The Shorewomen (3-5)
-Thiemann (14 points, sets a career-best, and nine rebounds), Krahling (14 points, four three-point baskets), Brouse (game-high 10 rebounds) and Jordan Weir (team-high three assists).
-Washington shot 32% (19-for-60) from the floor, a season-high 50% (7-for-14) from three-point range and 77% (10-for-13) from the foul line.
-Held a 49-38 edge in rebounds and a 16-6 advantage in second chance points.  Also scored all nine bench points in the game.

For St. Mary's (Md.) (3-5)
-Chaney (17 points to lead all players, eight rebounds to lead team and three blocks to tie for game-high), Nina Haller (12 points and three blocks to tie for tops in game), Kline (13 points) and Olivia Nowlin (four assists to lead all players).
-The Seahawks shot 27% (17-for-63) from the field, 7% (1-for-14) from behind the arc and 88% (15-for-17) from the free throw stripe.
-Outscored the Shorewomen in points off of turnovers (15-8), points in the paint (30-18) and transition points (6-0).
-Turned it over just 11 times, while forcing 18 WC turnovers.

-Washington has now won three straight over St. Mary's (Md.) and the all-time series is now even at 5-5.
-The two teams played every year from 1993-94 through 1999-2000.  The two Maryland sides also played in 2008-09 and last season.
-Haller played for the Shorewomen in 2013-14, her freshman season.

Up Next
1/7/16 v. Ursinus – 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
-Teams split the season series last year, each prevailing at home.