Blue Jays Handle Shorewomen, 62-48

Clark Leads Washington with 12 Points and Game-Best Three Steals

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Johns Hopkins had three players score in double figures and never trailed on its way to a 62-48 win over host Washington College on Wednesday evening in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Blue Jays improve to 15-9 overall and 14-5 in the conference, while the Shorewomen fall to 6-18 and 4-15 respectively.    

Johns Hopkins 62 Washington College 48

How It Happened
- Leading 3-2, the Blue Jays went on a 7-0 run to take a 10-2 lead with 6:47 left in the first quarter on a Madison McGrath jumper.  Johns Hopkins scored the last four points of the first to take a 19-9 lead after one.    
- Washington outscored Hopkins, 7-6, in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 25-16 at halftime.  Jordan Weir nailed a three-pointer with 10 seconds left to provide the final points of the second and get the Shorewomen within single digits. 
- The Blue Jays outscored the Shorewomen 23-18 in the third to take a 48-34 lead after 30 minutes.  Johns Hopkins would lead by as many as 18 points on two occasions in the third quarter.  Marissa Varnado scored 10 of the team's 23 points during the quarter.
- The Shorewomen would get within 12 points twice in the fourth quarter, the final time with 3:45 remaining in the game on a Bridget McLaughlin jumper, but could get no closer as the Blue Jays came away with a 14-point victory. 

For The Shorewomen (6-18, 4-15 CC)
- Caitlyn Clark (team-highs of 12 points and three assists and game-best three steals), Kristi Kozlowski (five rebounds to tie for team-high and two steals), Kat Moore (five boards to tie for team-high).
- The hosts shot 33% (20-for-60) from the floor, 20% (1-for-5) from beyond the arc and 64% (7-for-11) from the free throw stripe.
- The Shorewomen turned it over just nine times and had all seven steals in the contest.
- Washington held a 17-2 edge in points off of turnovers and 6-4 in transition points.

For Johns Hopkins (15-9, 14-5 CC)
- Lillian Scott (contest-high 16 points), Madison McGrath (11 points), Lexie Scholtz (game-best of eight rebounds and six assists), Vernado (10 points).
-The Blue Jays shot 40% (22-for-55) from the floor, 35% (6-for-17) from three-point range and 60% (12-for-20) from the foul line.
- Johns Hopkins outscored Washington in points in the paint, 30-18, in second chance points, 9-4, and bench points, 26-15.
- The Blue Jays held a 50-26 advantage in rebounds in the game. 
- Johns Hopkins won in spite of coughing up the ball 17 times.

Notes
- Clark was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game on the webcast of the game. 
- Vernado scored all 10 of her points in the third quarter for the Blue Jays.

Up Next
2/17 v. Dickinson – 2:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game and Season Finale)
- Senior Day for the Shorewomen as they will honor Moore, Weir, Brynne Brouse, Jasmine White and Gabby Winsky prior to the contest.