(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team overcame a slow start but was unable to catch Ursinus College in the end, falling 58-48 on Senior Day Saturday.
The Bears put together a solid run at to close out the first quarter, leading 21-6. The Red Devils looked to turn the tables in the second, outscoring the visitors, 19-10, to trail, 31-25, at halftime.
Sophomore Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) led the charge, opening the second quarter with a lay-up and later knocking down a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 10.
Becker started to connect with Kassidy Lesher (Shoemakersville, Pa./Hamburg), finding the senior for back-to-back field-goals to cut the lead to just three points.
Those proved to be, two of just four combined field goals in the third quarter as the remainder of the points for both teams came from the free throw line.
The Red Devils were able to keep pace with the Bears, trailing 42-36, heading into the fourth quarter.
Ursinus looked to pull away but three-pointers from Padalino and Heiring kept the Bears in striking distance. Sophomore Lauren McBride (Trenton, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) made a strong move to the basket, cutting the margin to six, with just over three minutes to play.
They would be as close as they would get down the stretch as the Bears answered for the final of 58-48.
Lydia Konstanzer led the Bears with 23 points and 13 rebounds as they improve to 13-11 overall and 10-9 in the Centennial Conference.
Lesher tallied her 16th double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and controlling 15 rebounds to go with two steals and a pair of blocked shots. Heiring was just shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Padalino reached double-figures with 13 points, adding six rebounds while going 5-for-6 from the foul line. Becker finished with five points and four assists in the night.
The Red Devils slip to 8-15 on the season and 8-10 in the conference. They close out the regular season on the road, traveling to Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday and Washington College on Saturday.