Grundy Scores 22 Points, Cans Five Three-Pointers in Loss
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Haverford College pulled away from host Washington College with an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter of a 70-59 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory tonight inside Cain Athletic Center.
Haverford 70, Washington College 59
How It Happened
- A pair of Olivia Walsh free throws with 32 seconds left in the opening quarter gave the Fords a 14-13 lead after neither team led by more than three points in the period.
- The Fords then scored nine of the first 11 points in the second to build a 23-15 advantage on a Clio Bodie three-pointer with 6:25 to go before halftime. Washington countered with a 9-2 spurt of its own to get back within one at 25-24 on an Emily Thiemann jumper with 3:25 on the clock. Haverford extended the lead back to four three times in the remainder of the period, but two free throws by Alexis Krahling with 2.2 seconds left cut the deficit to 32-30 at the intermission.
- A Krahling three-pointer with 7:08 left in the third gave the Shorewomen their first lead since the first quarter at 36-35. Sierra Berkel answered with a lay-up on the other end with 6:36 on the clock to put the Fords right back in front. Samantha Wetzel increased the Ford lead to three points with a jumper with 5:34 to go in the third.
- Haverford held a 43-41 lead before Katie Cook drained a three-pointer from NBA range as the third-quarter buzzer expired to increase the margin to five heading into the final period.
- A fast-break lay-up by Tori Hopkins 30 seconds into the fourth extended the Haverford advantage to seven points at 48-41 before the Shorewomen scored the next six points to get back within one at 48-47 on a Thiemann free throw with 7:54 left.
- That was the last point the Shorewomen would score over the next 4:47 as the Fords went on their 11-0 run, opening up a 59-47 lead following a lay-up and free throw by Walsh with 3:51 left. Raley Hinton ended the scoring drought for Washington by making the second of two free throws with 3:07 remaining. Haverford led by at least nine points the rest of the way.
For the Shorewomen (3-12, 0-9 Centennial Conference)
- Ali Grundy led all scorers with 22 points, draining a career-best five three-pointers in eight attempts in the process.
- Krahling added 13 points and five assists, while Jordan Weir had 10 points and Thiemann had nine points and a six boards.
- The Shorewomen shot 10-for-23 from three-point range, but just 10-for-38 from two-point range in the game. They were 9-for-12 at the foul line and turned the ball over just five times.
For Haverford (10-6, 5-4 Centennial Conference)
- Cook scored 15 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field, including 3-for-4 from distance, and 4-for-4 shooting at the line. She also dished out four assists.
- Walsh made a living at the charity stripe, shooting 11-for-13 there en route to a 15-point, seven-rebound night. Wetzel added 13 points and a game-best eight rebounds, while Darby Festa supplied nine points off the bench.
- The Fords shot 18-for-43 from the field, including 5-for-10 from three-point range, and converted on 29 of 36 free-throw attempts. Haverford committed only six turnovers and held a 38-34 advantage on the boards.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
1/25 @ Johns Hopkins - 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)