Devils Take Conference Leading Bullets to the Wire
(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team gave conference front-runner, Gettysburg College, a run for its money on Wednesday night, but suffered a heartbreaker, falling 48-44.
First-year Rachel Sisco (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) started things off with a three-pointer to put the Devils on the board. Dickinson played even with the Bullets, holding a 13-12 advantage at the 9:18 mark.
Gettysburg closed out the first half with a 10-4 run to pull in front, 27-22, at halftime. The Bullets held the lead until another Sisco three-pointer tied the game at 31, with 13:20 remaining.
Senior Belma Mekic (Sarajevo, Bosnia/Cedar Cliff, Pa.) scored on back-to-back steals by Dana Walsh (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) and Lindsay Finnerty (Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly) to put the Devils on top, 44-42, with 3:21 left to play.
The Bullets would hold from there as Jessica Porter would score twice to put Gettysburg back on top. Porter scored at the 2:58 mark, and the Devils made a pair of defensive stops, but could not convert on the offensive end. Porter hit again with just 24 seconds left to give the Bullets the lead.
A Devil miss led to a foul with five seconds to go. Caroline Murphy hit both ends, and that would secure the win for Gettysburg.
Walsh led the Red Devils with 11 points and six rebounds. She added four steals and handed out a pair of assists as well. Mekic reached double-figures with 10 points, controlling four rebounds and making a pair of steals as well.
Bridget Borgese (Swarthmore, Pa./Notre Dame de Namur) added eight points and grabbed seven rebounds while Finnerty knocked-down a pair of three-pointers and had three rebounds. Sisco turned in a solid performance as well, hitting a pair of three-pointers while dishing out three assists.
Murphy led the Bullets (18-6, 9-10) with 15 points and 11 rebounds on 6-for-8 shooting from the field. Alyssa Isler added nine points while Jenna Swope scored eight points and controlled six rebounds.
The Red Devils slip to 13-10 overall and 9-10 in the Centennial Conference. They travel to Franklin & Marshall for the regular season finale on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 pm.