It’s How You Finish: Shorewomen Rally With Strong Fourth Quarter To Best Seahawks, 54-45

Moore Comes Off The Bench To Tally 11 Points and Nine Rebounds

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College used a 22-7 fourth quarter to turn a 38-32 deficit into a 54-45 win over visiting St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in non-conference women's basketball action.  With the win, the Shorewomen improve to 4-5 on the year, while the Seahawks fall to 3-6.

Washington College 54 St. Mary's (Md.) 45

How It Happened
- The Seahawks scored the first three points of fourth quarter to led 41-32 with 8:38 to go on a Olivia Nowlin layup before Washington went on an 11-0 run to take its first lead of the game with 4:13 to go in the fourth on a transition three-pointer by Lex Krahling at 43-41.    
- After Kerri Kline tied the game at 43-43 on a jumper in the paint, with 3:52 to go in the game, the Shorewomen scored the next six points to take a 49-43 lead with 1:52 left on a Caitlyn Clark free throw.  During the 6-0 run, Ali Grundy connected on a four-point play with 2:53 to go as she was fouled making a three-pointer and canned the free throw to complete the four-point play. 
- Kline made two free throws with 1:40 left to cut the lead to 49-45 before the Shorewomen went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the last 80 seconds to seal the deal and provide the final margin.  The nine-point lead for Washington at the end of the game was its biggest of the game. 
- St. Mary's scored 11 of the game's first 15 points to take an 11-4 lead with 2:42 left in the first quarter on two Kline free throws.  The visitors led 11-6 after one quarter.
- The Seahawks took their biggest lead of the game at 22-12 with 4:31 left in the second quarter on a bunny by Kobe Chaney.  The Shorewomen would score the last six points of the second to cut the lead to 22-18 at halftime as Kat Moore beat the buzzer with layup on a second chance opportunity to provide the final points of the second.
- After Grundy cut the Seahawks' lead to 22-20 just 44 seconds into the third on a jumper, St. Mary's answered with a 12-4 run to take a 34-24 lead with 4:56 left on a Janey Mathiesen free throw.
- WC would go on an 8-2 run to cut the lead to 36-32 with 15 ticks left in the third on a Taylor Samuels lay-in, but Nina Haller gave St. Mary's a six-point lead entering the fourth at 38-32 on a jumper with four seconds to go.

For The Shorewomen (4-5)
- Grundy (13 points to tie for game-high), Moore (11 points and team-high nine rebounds), Clark (game-best six assists).
- Washington shot 29% from the field (17-for-58), 25% from three-point range (2-for-8) and 78% from the foul line (18-for-23).  WC was 12-for-15 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.
- Washington had 14 turnovers in the contest, but did not commit one in the fourth quarter.
- The Shorewomen outscored the Seahawks in bench points, 30-5, and transition points, 7-0.

For St. Mary's (Md.) (3-6)
- Haller (13 points to tie for game-high, 10 rebounds to tie for contest-best and game-best six blocks), Kline (12 points), Chaney (10 rebounds to tie for tops in game) and Robey (10 boards to match game-high).
- The Seahawks held a 52-48 advantage in rebounds in the game and totaled a 8-6 in second-chance points, 22-18 advantage in points in the paint and a 16-13 edge in points off of turnovers.
- St. Mary's shot 22% from the field (15-for-67), 14% from behind the arc (3-for-21) and 55% from foul line (12-for-22).
- The Seahawks had 14 turnovers in the game.

- Washington has now won four straight over St. Mary's dating back to 2008-09 and now lead the all-time series 6-5.  It is the first time the Shorewomen have led the all-time series. 
- The Shorewomen had their third 22-point fourth quarter of the season.  Washington had its other two against Hood (November 15) and Gettysburg (December 3).
- Haller played for the Shorewomen in her freshmen season, 2013-14.

Up Next
12/19 @ Immaculata – 6:00 p.m. (Non-conference game)
- The Shorewomen and Mighty Macs have split a pair of all-time meetings.  Washington won 89-49 in the 1997-98 season, while Immaculata won 64-55 in 2005-06.
- Final game on the 2016 portion of the team's 2016-17 schedule.