Devil Women Win Battle in Baltimore, 51-49
|(Baltimore, Md.) - The Dickinson College women's basketball team held on to win a battle in Baltimore, topping host Johns Hopkins, 51-49 on Saturday afternoon.|
Senior guard Brooke Muller (Northampton, Pa./Whitehall)opened the game with a three-pointer. The Blue Jays answered and pulled in front for an early 10-5 lead.
Hopkins held the lead for most of the first half, but could not pull away. The Devils made run at the end of the half to take a 30-27 advantage at the break.
The Red Devils stretched the margin to ten to open the second half, pulling in front, 37-27 at the 17:50 mark. The Blue Jays cut the deficit to five and remained within striking distance throughout the half.
Dickinson led 49-42 after a pair of Dana Walsh (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) free throws with 3:07 remaining in regulation. The Blue Jays trailed by just three points at the 1:31 mark. A pair of Carole Dempsey (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) free throws put the Devils up 51-46 with just over a minute to play in the game.
Chantel Matiolla (Trappe, PA/Perkiomen Valley) hit a three-pointer with 46 second on the clock. The Devils missed a shot but Dempsey controlled the rebound and the Devils held on for the win.
Dempsey scored a game-high 18 points, adding four rebounds and a pair of steals. Alesha Sisco (Effort, Pa./Blair Academy) added 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals while
Muller finished with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Lyndsay Burton (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) led Hopkins (7-7, 5-5) with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Red Devils improve to 10-4 overall and 6-4 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to host Franklin & Marshall at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.