Bears Handle Shorewomen, 54-41

Bears Handle Shorewomen, 54-41

Hinton Hauls Down Career-Best 10 Rebounds

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Ursinus used a 15-0 run spanning the second and third quarters to turn a 23-20 deficit into a 35-23 lead on its way to a 54-41 victory over host Washington College on Thursday night in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game on Thursday night at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Bears improve to 6-5 overall and 5-0 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen fall to 3-6 and 0-3 respectively.

Ursinus 54 Washington College 41

How It Happened
-Ursinus led 14-9 with 3:00 to go in the first quarter on a pair of Libby Lannon free throws before Washington scored seven of the final points of the quarter to pull even a16-16 after one.  A three-pointer by Alexis Krahling beat the buzzer to tie the game going into the second quarter.
-The Shorewomen scored the first four points of the second quarter to take their biggest lead of the game at 20-16 with 6:13 remaining on a Maia Harper layup.  The lay-in capped an 11-2 run spanning the first and second quarters.
-The Bears trailing 23-20 began their 15-0 run with 1:42 to go in the second on a triple from Caroline Shimrock to knot the game at 23-23.  Shimrock would give the guests the lead at halftime at 26-23 when she sank a three-pointer with one tick left.
-Ursinus scored the opening nine points of the third quarter to take a 35-23 lead with 5:09 left in the third on a Shimrock jumper.  The Bears would take a 42-30 lead going into the fourth quarter.
-Washington would get within nine points on three occasions in the fourth quarter, the final one coming with 6:49 left in the game to cut the lead to 46-37 on an Ali Grundy bucket.  But that's as close as the hosts would get as Ursinus would give Ursinus its biggest lead of the night at 15 points at 52-37 on an Alyssa Polimeni layup with 4:29 to go.

For The Shorewomen (3-6, 0-3 CC)
-Raley Hinton (career-high and team-best 10 rebounds), Grundy (10 points and team-best four assists), Krahling (10 points).
-The hosts shot 32% (18-for-57) from the floor, 21% (4-for-19) from beyond the arc and made one free throw in four tries for 25%.
-Washington outscored Ursinus in second chance points by a 9-8 count.

For Ursinus (6-5, 5-0 CC)
-Polimeni (game-bests of 15 points and seven assists to go along with nine rebounds), Elana Roadcloud (game-best 12 rebounds), Jessica Porada (14 points), Shimrock (12 points).
-The Bears shot 37% (22-for-59) from the floor, 40% (4-for-10) from three-point range and 67% (6-for-9) from the foul line.
-Ursinus outscored Washington in points in the paint, 22-16, and in points off of turnovers, 7-2.

-Prior to tonight's 10-rebound performance, Hinton's career-high was seven boards against St. Mary's (Md.) on December 20, 2014.
-The win snaps a five-game winning streak for Washington over Ursinus on the Cain Athletic Center court.  It was the Bears first win in Chestertown since a 74-56 win on February 17, 2010.
-Ursinus' Olivia Kane has a tie to Washington College as her cousin Autumn Spence is a member of the Shorewomen Lacrosse team.

Up Next
1/9 @ Dickinson – 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
-The Shorewomen swept the season series last year with a pair of 18-point wins.
-Dickinson leads the all-time series 19-15, but Washington has won nine of the past 10.