Blue Jays Edge Shorewomen, 62-61

Blue Jays Edge Shorewomen, 62-61

Thiemann Scores 10 Points, Pulls Down Seven Rebounds and Tallies Two Steals

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Lexie Scholtz of Johns Hopkins ended an 11-0 Washington College run and provided the winning points on a jumper with 33 seconds left to give the visiting Blue Jays a 62-61 victory over the host Shorewomen on Wednesday evening in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center. 

Johns Hopkins 62 Washington College 61

How It Happened
- In a back and forth first quarter, Washington's Caitlyn Clark was fouled attempting a three to beat the buzzer and sank two of the three free throws as the two teams were tied 13-13 after one.    
- Washington scored eight of the final 12 points of the second quarter to turn a 23-22 lead with 2:55 left in the second into a 31-26 halftime lead.  Clark gave WC a 31-24 lead with a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left, but the Blue Jays' Marissa Varnado answered six second later to provide the final margin of the first half. 
- The Blue Jays scored 12 of their 21 points in the third quarter on second chance opportunities to turn the five-point halftime deficit into a 47-43 lead after three as they outscored the Shorewomen 21-12 in the quarter.  Trailing 39-34 with 6:13 left, Hopkins scored 13 straight points to take a 47-39 lead with 3:30 left on a Varnado transition layup.  Seven of the 13 points came off of second chance opportunities.  Washington, who shot just 2-for-13 in the third, was able to keep it close by going a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line.
- Johns Hopkins took a 60-50 lead with 4:33 left in the fourth quarter on a Scholtz three-pointer to give the visitors their second 10-point lead of the game, both of which came in the fourth.  The 10-point cushion was Johns Hopkins' largest lead of the night. 
- Washington began its 11-0 run just seconds later on an Ali Grundy jumper to cut the lead to 60-52.  Grundy scored the first seven points of the run to trim the guests' lead to three at 60-57 with 2:44 left. 
- Emily Thiemann reduced the lead to one, 60-59, with 2:10 left on a jumper and following a miss by Hopkins, Kristi Kozlowski netted a layup to give Washington its first lead since of the fourth with 1:35 left at 61-60. 
- After misses by both the Blue Jays and the Shorewomen, Scholtz canned a 15-foot jumper from the right side to give the Blue Jays the lead back at 62-61 with just 33 seconds to go.
- After a WC miss with 6.4 seconds left, Hopkins got the rebound and called a timeout.  However its inbounds pass was thrown away and the Shorewomen got one last chance.  However Clark's shot was off the mark and by the time Thiemann got the rebound it was too late and the Blue Jays held on for the win.

For The Shorewomen (7-8, 4-6 CC)
- Thiemann (10 points and two steals to tie for team-high and seven rebounds), Grundy (10 points to tie for team-high), Clark (game-high six assists), Cassidy Quattro (squad-high eight rebounds), Kozlowski (two steals to tie for squad-best).
- The hosts shot 35% (21-for-65) from the floor, 25% (3-for-12) from beyond the arc and 84% (16-for-19) from the free throw stripe.
- The Shorewomen turned it over just 10 times.
- Washington held a 14-12 edge in points off of turnovers and 26-20 in bench points.

For Johns Hopkins (6-8, 5-5 CC)
- Scholtz (game-highs of 16 points and three steals and team-topping five assists), Madison McGrath (13 points), Rory Cole (game-best 14 rebounds), Janay Smith (13 boards).
-The Blue Jays shot 35% (27-for-77) from the floor, 26% (6-for-23) from three-point range and 50% (2-for-4) from the foul line.
- Johns Hopkins outscored Washington in points in the paint, 28-12, in second chance points, 18-11, and fast-break points, 8-0.
- The Blue Jays held a 50-41 advantage in rebounds in the game.  20 of the 50 boards came on the offensive end.
- Johns Hopkins won even though they coughed up the ball 14 times.

Notes
- Thiemann was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game on the webcast of the game. 
- The Shorewomen held Lillian Scott, who entered the game lead the Blue Jays and was fifth in the Centennial in scoring at 15.3 points per game to just five points as she went just 2-for-11 from the floor and 1-for-7 from three.

Up Next
1/21 @ Gettysburg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- Shorewomen topped the Bullets 70-61 on December 3, 2016 in Chestertown.