Devil Women Fall at Washington 73-63

Alexis Friedlander tallied 13 points and five rebounds to lead the Red Devils at Washington
Alexis Friedlander tallied 13 points and five rebounds to lead the Red Devils at Washington





(Chestertown, Md.) – The Dickinson College women's basketball team suffered a 73-63 setback at Washington College on Saturday. Four Red Devils reached double-figures as the Devils used a balanced offensive attack to keep pace with the host Shorewomen.


Washington had four players in double-digits as well, led by a game-high 17 from Sally O'Donnell. The Shorewomen jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the opening three minutes. They would stretch the margin to 11, taking a 21-10 advantage at the midway point of the half.


Washington matched its biggest lead of the game at 12, leading 37-25 with 4:45 remaining in the half. The Red Devils made a 10-3 run to cut the deficit to just five at the break. Junior Belma Mekic (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) scored a lay-up to close out the half with the Devils trailing just 40-35.


The hosts opened the second half with a 14-4 run, stretching their lead to 54-39, the biggest of the afternoon with 12:20 remaining in the game. Washington held a double-digit lead for rest of the game until a pair of Alexis Friedlander (Bethesda, Md./Maret School) free throws pulled the Devils within nine with just 28 seconds remaining in regulation.


O'Donnell added six rebounds and five assists to her game-high 17 points to lead Washington (12-9, 7-9). Latisha Pledger recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds on the day.


Friedlander finished with 13 points and five rebounds. Junior Dana Walsh (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) added 13 as well, controlling eight rebounds. Mekic tallied 12 points, four rebounds and three assists while Bridget Borgese (Swarthmore, Pa./Notre Dame de Namur) chipped in with 12 points and four rebounds as well.


The Red Devils fall to 2-19 overall and 2-14 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to face Muhlenberg College on Tuesday night. Opening tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.



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