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Women's Basketball: Balaced Green Terror blast Bryn Mawr for road win

McDaniel used a 17-5 second quarter to build a 15-point halftime lead en route to a 77-46 win over Bryn Mawr on Saturday in Centennial Conference women’s basketball action.

Hannah Zajac posted 12 points to go with career highs of seven rebounds and four steals for the Green Terror (11-8, 6-8 Centennial). Sara Pilkey added 12 points. led all scorers with 19 points and seven rebounds.


Behind 3-pointers from Brendan Harrison and Laya Paladugu, Bryn Mawr (1-17, 0-13) jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the game's first 2:21. Trailing 13-9, Ward drained her second 3-pointer of the game with 4:14 showing and Zajac scored four straight points for a 16-13 lead a minute later. A Jamese Word steal-and-layup in the final 30 seconds of the quarter gave the visitors a 20-17 lead.

After Halena Martin trimmed the deficit to one a minute into the second period, Pilkey hit a putback layup to spark a 17-2 run that pushed the advantage to 37-21 on a Ward triple with 3:03 remaining. A single Shannon Fisher free throw with 1:51 on the clock made it a 37-22 game at the intermission.


A Zajac layup and Pilkey three-point play pushed the lead to 20 before 83 seconds had elapsed in the second half. The lead remained between 18 and 21 points until five straight Allyson Shipley points stretched the lead to 52-29 with 2:52 remaining in the third quarter.

Zajac, Pilkey, and Ward all at least matched their season highs. It was Zajac's first double-digit outing of the year. It was a career-high total for Pilkey and matched Ward's career best.

McDaniel had a 43-31 advantage on the glass, matching its largest rebounding advantage of the season.

Word finished with eight steals — the most by a Green Terror player since Lindsey Nichols had 10 against Gettysburg on Feb. 26, 2016.