Shorewomen Unfazed by Gators, 66-44, to Win Second Straight Season Opener

Shorewomen Unfazed by Gators, 66-44, to Win Second Straight Season Opener

Quattro Scores Career-High and Game-Best 17 Points

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Junior forward Cassidy Quattro (Lansdale, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) scored a career-high and contest-best 17 points as host Washington College downed visiting Notre Dame (Md.), 66-44, on Wednesday night in a non-conference women's basketball game.  It was the season opener for both teams.

Washington College 66 Notre Dame (Md.) 44

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen, who never trailed in the game, scored the game's first 10 points to lead 10-0 3:08 into the game on a Quattro putback layup.  The Shorewomen would lead by as many as 13 points in the opening quarter at 17-4 following a Jess Giblin traditional three-point play with 2:38 left in the first quarter and led 19-9 after one.
- In the second quarter, Notre Dame would chip away at the lead and got within six points on three occasions, the last being on a Vanessa Dunn lay-in with 1:40 left to trim the Washington lead to 34-28.  The Shorewomen would get the final hoop of the quarter on a bunny by Caitlyn Clark with two ticks left as the hosts took a 36-28 lead into halftime.
- Washington outscored Notre Dame in the third quarter, 14-10, as the lead fluctuated between eight and 12 points the whole stanza.  The Shorewomen took a 50-38 lead heading into the four quarter.
- The Shorewomen pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Gators by a 16-6 margin.  WC led by as many as 23 points, which they did on two occasions in the fourth.

For The Shorewomen (1-0)
- Quattro (career-high and game-best 17 points), Emily Thiemann (team-high eight rebounds), Crystal Jones (three assists and contest-best three steals), Kristi Kozlowski, Bridget McLaughlin, Heather Rohwein (three assists)  
- WC shot 39% from the floor (28-for-72), 8% from three-point range (1-for-12) and 60% (9-for-15) from the foul line in the game.
- Washington outscored Notre Dame in points in the paint (40-14), points off of turnovers (20-2), second chance points (15-8), transition points (10-0) and bench points (27-19).
- The Shorewomen turned it over just nine times, while forcing 23 turnovers by the Gators.

For Notre Dame (0-1)
- Dunn (nine points), Daija Fitchett (game-high 11 boards and two blocks)
- The Gators shot 27% from the floor (16-for-59), 29% from three-point land (5-for-17) and 54% from the foul stripe (7-for-13).
- Notre Dame did hold a 50-45 edge in rebounds.

Notes
- Quattro was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game during the webcast of the contest.  Prior to tonight, she had 16 points on two occasions, versus Gettysburg on December 3, 2016 and against Swarthmore on November 21, 2017.
- Washington has won six of the eight all-time meetings, but were playing for the first time since a 79-67 WC win on January 30, 2003.
- The Shorewomen won last year's season opener over Goucher, 75-36.

Up Next
11/17 v. Ohio Wesleyan @ Alvernia – 2:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Game)
- First round of Nonno Alby's Tournament.  The other two teams are host Alvernia and Penn State-Schuylkill.