CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Washington College junior guard Joy Sanders scored 15 points and grabbed eight boards in a losing cause as the Shorewomen fell to the Dickinson Red Devils, 63-52, in a Centennial Conference contest on Saturday afternoon at Penny J. Fall Gym. The Shorewomen fell to 12-7 (8-6 C.C.) while the Red Devils improve to 9-10 (8-7 C.C)
How It Happened
– The Shorewomen jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as sophomore center Serena Pluta and junior guard Andrea Prestianne scored on the interior.
– Dickinson answered with a 14-4 run to take a 14-8 advantage with 4:05 left in the opening quarter. Senior guard Jennifer Kremp hit three treys and junior forward Kate Montgomery added a conventional 3-point play during the stretch.
– The visitors took a 19-14 advantage with 45 seconds left in the opening quarter after junior guard Mia Kolb converted a driving layup.
– Trailing 21-16 early in the second quarter, the Shorewomen went on a 10-2 run to take the lead for good in the stanza. Freshman guard Karry Kelliher ignited the key spurt with a driving layup at the 6:46 mark. Sanders then scored four straight, before Montgomery scored inside for the visitors. Prestianne hit four consecutive attempts from the charity-stripe to spot the hosts a 26-23 lead with 2:45 left.
– Washington took their largest lead of the half, 29-25, after Sanders drilled a left-wing trifecta with 1:20 remaining on the clock.
– The hosts settled for a 31-28 advantage at the break with Sanders scoring 13 points to lead the way.
– The Red Devils outscored the hosts by a 7-3 margin to re-claim the lead, 35-34, with 7:38 left in the third quarter.
– Prestianne gave the Shorewomen a 43-42 lead with a trey from the top of the circle and senior guard Madeline Williams followed up with a driving layup to spot the hosts a 45-42 lead with 1:36 left in the quarter
– Marion answered with a 3-pointer from the top of the key and Montgomery then scored inside to give Dickinson a 47-45 edge heading into the final quarter.
– The visitors, who never trailed again, scored the first five points of the fourth period to grab a 52-45 advantage.
– The Shorewomen were within 54-51 after Sanders swished a long jumper from the right wing with 3:58 to play but could not get any closer.
– The hosts had an opportunity to close within a point but Kelliher missed two free throws with 2:54 remaining.
– Dickinson then made 9-of-12 free throws to put the game out of reach.
For the Shorewomen
– Sanders hit 6-of-13 field goal attempts, went 1-of-2 from long distance, and was 2-for-2 from the foul line in 23 minutes off the bench.
– Prestianne added 14 points but was just 3-for-14 from the field. She did make all seven of her free throw attempts.
– Pluta was also in double-figures with 11 points (5-for-8) and added five boards.
– Kelliher contributed eight points, three blocks and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench.
For the Red Devils
– Kremp, who scored a game-high 18 points, made just five field goals but they all came from behind the arc. All nine of her attempts came from long-range.
– Marion added 16 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.
– Montgomery contributed 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
-Sanders was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game.
– The Shorewomen struggled from the floor as they shot 33.3 percent overall (19-of-57), went 3-for-15 from deep (20.0 percent), and went 11-for-18 from the foul line (61.1 percent).
– Dickinson shot a touch better at 35.8 percent (19-of-53), but went 9-for-23 (39.1 percent) from 3-point territory, and were 16-for-25 (64.0 percent) from the charity-stripe.
-Rebounds were all even in the contest at 40 apiece.
The Shorewomen will travel to Swarthmore on Monday evening.