(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.