Haverford shot 58.1 percent in the first half to build a 45-16 lead en route to a 77-53 victory over visiting McDaniel in Centennial Conference women’s basketball action Saturday in Haverford, Pa.
Liv Storer led the Green Terror (9-6, 4-6 Centennial) with 12 points. Caroline Ward added 11 points.
Macy Goldbach led the Fords (10-3, 6-3) with 17 points. Julianna Clark added 17 points off the bench. Anna-Sophia Capizi chipped in 14 points.
Maddie Gallic and Megan Furch each hit layups in the first minute to stake Haverford to a 4-0 lad before Ward and Storer countered with layups of their own to tie the game with 7:33 showing. A Capizzi 3-pointer gave the hosts the lead for good, however, on their next possession. Leading 9-6, Goldbach scored four straight points and Capizzi drained two triples for a 10-0 run to open up a 13-point advantage with 2:17 to play in the first period.
Leading 27-12 after one quarter, the Fords tallied the first nine points of the second quarter to stretch the lead to 24 midway through the period. Layups from Ellie Connelly and Storer made it a 36-16 game but Julianna Clark hit three 3-pointers in the final 3:07 to stretch the lead to 29 at the break.
Ward and Anna Mondoro combined for three 3-pointers in the first 2:42 of the third quarter to close the deficit to 49-25. A Hannah Zajac triple with 3:46 showing made it a 55-34 game but Haverford finished the quarter on an 11-2 run to push the lead to 30 for the first time.
Haverford shot 55.4 percent for the game, including 13-for-23 from 3-point range. Renie Tsomos matched her career high with six assists.
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