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Women's Basketball: Ward, Storer lead Green Terror past Swarthmore

McDaniel College Green Terror

McDaniel outscored Swarthmore 22-13 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-51 victory in the first Centennial Conference game of 2019.

Caroline Ward led the Green Terror (8-4, 3-4 Centennial) with 16 points, and Liv Storer added 10 points.


Swarhmore’s Abigail Pirron netted 12 points off the bench. Kim Kockenmeister added 11 points for the Garnet (2-10, 1-6). Christina Holmgren pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Swarthmore scored the game's first three points before an Anna Mondoro 3-pointer with 8:44 remaining in the first half tied the game. Storer gave McDaniel a 5-3 edge, but the Garnet responded with the game's next five points, including four from Faith Noonan for an 8-5 lead midway through the first period.


Swarthmore built a 15-11 lead before a Sara Pilkey layup in the final 30 seconds made it a two-point game heading to the second quarter. A Pilkey putback 2:06 into the second quarter tied the game before Ward drained a triple a minute later for the lead.

After an Audra Woodside 3-pointer tied the game, Allyson Shipley hit a jumper to spark an 11-0 run that gave the visitors a double-digit lead with 1:43 to play in the opening half. An Elizabeth Stiles three-point play trimmed the margin to 29-21 at the break.

Five straight points from Stiles to open the third quarter sparked an 11-2 run that Kockenmeister capped with a steal-and-layup, giving the Garnet a 32-31 edge with 5:32 showing. Shipley responded out of a timeout before a Woodside free throw tied the game at 33-all.

A Madeleine Thompson 3-pointer with 4:07 remaining gave McDaniel the lead back for good. A 3-pointer from Jayce Klingenberg (Manchester Valley) 3-pointer stretched the lead to 41-36 before Pirron and Storer traded layups in the final 46 seconds to keep it a five-point game heading to the final period.

Three points from Storer in the first minute of the fourth quarter stretched the lead to eight. After a Noonan layup, Ward went on a personal 8-0 run, stretching the lead to its largest — 54-40 with 6:40 to play. Swarthmore closed to within 55-48 on two Kockenmeister free throws with 3:44 remaining, but that's as close as the home team could get.

Jamese Word chipped in six rebounds, five assists and four points.

McDaniel returns to action at home Jan. 8 against Muhlenberg. Game time is 6 p.m.