Despite outscoring its nationally-ranked opponent in the fourth quarter, McDaniel College’s women’s basketball team had its two-game winning streak halted by Gettysburg on Wednesday evening at Gill Center.
The Green Terror came up short against the 19th-ranked Bullets 62-58 even though they netted 19 points in the final frame compared to Gettysburg’s 14. McDaniel (6-3, 2-3 in the Centennial Conference) got 19 points from Caroline Ward and 18 from Anna Mondoro.
The guards combined to sink all six of the Terror’s 3-pointers.
McDaniel twice pulled to within three points of Gettysburg (7-1, 5-0) in the final minute — the first time at 59-56 with 40 seconds to play after Mondoro drained a 3-pointer, the second time at 61-58 thanks to a pair of free throws from Ward.
But the Bullets held on for the road victory and won their seventh game in a row.
Kiera Cesareo (5-for-6 on 3-pointers) led Gettysburg with 17 points in a reserve role, while Ashley Gehrin scored 13 and Emma Dorshimer netted 10. The Bullets totaled 33 bench points compared to McDaniel’s 11, and the visitors led 31-24 at halftime.
They led 49-39 going into the fourth before the Green Terror tried to mount their comeback.
Jamese Word grabbed nine rebounds to lead McDaniel, while Liv Storer pulled down eight.
McDaniel defeated Dickinson and Bryn Mawr before Wednesday’s setback. On Nov. 29, the Terror used an 11-1 fourth-quarter run to top the Red Devils 61-55. Senior guard Renie Tsomos led the way with a career-high 17 points, and Ward scored 14.
Three days later, McDaniel took care of Bryn Mawr 65-57 after building a 19-point lead in the fourth. Ward finished with 11 points, and Storer collected 10 rebounds. McDaniel forced 29 turnovers, a season high, in that victory.
The Green Terror hit the road again when they face Franklin & Marshall on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
St. John’s 85, Mount St. Mary’s 71
Recap: At Queens, N.Y., the Mountaineers (0-8) tried for their first win of the season but came up short. MSM trailed by three with about 8 minutes to go before the Red Storm pulled away. Dee Barnes paced the Mountaineers with 26 points, while Jalen Gibbs scored 16 and Damian Quong Chi added 10 points and five assists.
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