(Philadelphia, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team turned in a great team effort behind a remarkable performance from senior Kassidy Lesher (Shoemakersville, Pa./Hamburg) as the Red Devils topped Washington College, 70-62, at the historic Palestra, in Philadelphia, on Sunday.
For the second time in three games, Lesher recorded a double-double before halftime, finishing with game-highs of 19 points and 19 rebounds. She controlled nine rebounds on the offensive end of the floor and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line.
Both teams struggled to put points on the board in the opening minutes with strong defensive play on both ends of the floor. The Red Devils used seven points from Lesher to take a 13-9 lead at the end of the first.
Sophomore Lauren McBride (Trenton, N.J./St. Gill Bernard's) led the way in the second, scoring 11 points before halftime as the Devils stretched the margin to 33-25 at the break.
Washington looked to close the gap in the third but could only make up one point, holding a 13-12 advantage for the period. The Red Devils held a 45-38 lead, heading into the final quarter.
The teams played relatively even over the final 10 minutes as Dickinson was able to keep holding off any attempts to rally by the Shorewomen.
Dickinson went 8-for-11 from the free line in the fourth quarter, led by a 6-for-8 effort from first-year guard Halle Maeda (Santa Monica, Calif./Mira Costa).
Three players finished in double-figures for the Red Devils. Joining Lesher was McBride netting 17 points, controlling seven rebounds, two steals and a pair of blocked shots.
Sophomore Lizzie Becker (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends) enjoyed a bit of a homecoming on Sunday, scoring 12 points behind a pair of three-pointers and a 4-for-4 effort from the free throw line.
Cassidy Quattro led Washington with 15 points while Caitlyn Clark added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Shorewomen fall to 4-10 overall and 2-7 in the Centennial Conference.
The Red Devils improve to 4-10 and 4-5 in the conference. They return home to face Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm.