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