Clark Swipes Career Best Six Steals In The Win
IMMACULATA, Pa. — Visiting Washington College got a game best 13 points from Kristi Kozlowski and a career best six steals from Caitlyn Clark and snapped a four game losing skid with a 45-40 win over host Immaculata in a non-conference women's basketball game played this afternoon at Alumnae Hall in Immaculata, Pennsylvania. The game was also the final Washington College Athletics contest of the 2018 calendar year.
Washington College 45, Immaculata 40
How It Happened
- Layups from Clark and Emily Thiemann gave Washington a quick 4-0 lead less than 30 seconds into the contest, but Immaculata held a 13-12 lead at the end of a back-and-forth opening quarter. Clark recorded four steals for the Shorewomen in the opening quarter of play.
- A free throw from Annie Kohutka capped a 9-2 run and gave the Mighty Macs a 22-15 lead with 4:16 to go in the second quarter. The Shorewomen would then score the last seven points of the half, the last two coming from a Bridget McLaughlin jumper with 55 seconds to play, to send the game to halftime tied 22-22.
- Immaculata held a 28-25 lead following a jumper from Brielle Ringo with 3:03 to go in the third quarter before the Shorewomen went on a 9-3 run to end the quarter and grab a 34-31 lead after three quarters of play. Taylor Samuels gave Washington the lead with 2:16 to go in the third quarter on a layup, and Cassidy Quattro capped the scoring in the quarter with a layup with five seconds to go.
- Immaculata scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to grab a 36-34 lead with 7:07 to go. The teams then traded baskets and a layup from Kozlowski tied the game at 38-38 with 3:53 to go.
- A jump shot from Amber Ballinger gave the Mighty Macs a 40-38 lead on the next possession. Kozlowski was fouled on the next Washington possession and made one of two free throws to set the score at 40-39 with 3:02 to play.
- Immaculata would take four shots on their next possession, all of which were missed, and Kozlowski finally ended the possession with a defensive rebound. Following a pair of offensive rebounds from Kozlowski and McLaughlin, Kozlowski gave the Shorewomen the lead at 41-40 on a layup with 1:43 to go.
- The Mighty Macs would turn the ball over on their next two possessions, and Madeline Williams would make a pair of free throws with 22 seconds left to give the Shorewomen a 43-40 lead. Immaculata then missed a three pointer on their next possession, and Clark made two free throws to ice the game with three seconds to play and give Washington a 45-40 win.
For the Shorewomen (5-5)
- Kozlowski (game best 13 points, team best eight rebounds), Clark (11 points, career high six steals, two blocks), Thiemann (six points, four rebounds), Samuels (two blocks), McLaughlin (team best three assists).
- The Shorewomen shot 27.8% from the floor in the win, 2-for-10 from beyond the arc, and 13-for-21 at the free throw line.
- Washington forced 20 turnovers from Immaculata while turning the ball over just 12 times themselves.
For Immaculata (4-6)
- Theresa Kearney (eight points,four rebounds, three assists, two steals), Shannon Kelly (eight points), Ballinger (seven points, game high nine rebounds), Natalie Ayoub (seven points, six rebounds), Rigo (six points, seven rebounds).
- The Mighty Macs shot 28.6% from the floor in the loss, 6-for-19 from beyond the arc, and 6-for-12 at the free throw line.
- Immaculata held a 35-27 advantage in rebounds
- Clark's previous career best in steals was four, which she achieved against Muhlenberg earlier this season.
- The Shorewomen now lead the series with Immaculata 5-1 and have defeated the Mighty Macs in each of the last four seasons.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
1/5 @ Delaware Valley - 1:00 p.m.