McDaniel College's Hannah Zajac and Dickinson's Emily Padalino during their women's basketball game at Gill Center.
McDaniel College's Hannah Zajac and Dickinson's Emily Padalino during their women's basketball game at Gill Center. (Bill Ryan / For the Carroll County Times)

McDaniel put together a 17-0 run in the third quarter to overcome a five-point deficit and build a 12-point advantage en route to a 69-56 victory Tuesday night in Chestertown.

Hannah Zajac paced the Green Terror (12-10, 7-10 Centennial Conference) with 19 points, and she also had five steals. Liv Storer added 16 points.

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Kristi Kozlowski led the Shorewomen (7-13, 4-11) with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Madeline Williams added 11 points and five assists, and Cassidy Quattro chipped in 10 points.

Trailing 23-16, Kozlowski hit a layup with 3:30 to play in the second period, igniting a 12-1 run to turn the seven-point deficit into an 11-point lead for Washington. Zajac hit an elbow jumper to close the deficit to two in the final 10 seconds, but Williams raced up the floor and swished a 28-footer before the buzzer to stretch the lead to 31-26 at the break.

Two Storer free throws and a Zajac jumper closed the margin to one just 1:11 into the second half before layups from Quattro and Williams pushed the lead back to five. Storer, however, canned a jumper in the paint with 7:36 showing to spark the game-changing 17-0 run.

A Quattro free throw momentarily halted the run but a Storer jumper capped the 19-1 stretch that covered 5 minutes, 12 seconds. Washington closed the period with five of the final six points to trim the deficit to 50-41.• The lead swelled as large as 14 on a Sara Pilkey layup with 6:07 remaining before the Shorewomen went on a 6-1 run to make it a 58-49 game.

But that's as close as the hosts would get.

Zajac reached double figures for the second in the last four games — her first two double-digit outings of the year. The Terror forced the Shorewomen into 25 turnovers, the second most it has forced this season.

McDaniel went 16-for-29 from the free-throw line. The 29 attempts were the second most shot in a game this season. Jayce Klingenberg (Manchester Valley) dished out a career-best eight assists.

McDaniel returns to action Thursday at No. 23 Gettysburg. Game time is 7 p.m.

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