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Women's Basketball: Fourth quarter dooms Green Terror against Ursinus

Women's Basketball: Fourth quarter dooms Green Terror against Ursinus
McDaniel College Green Terror logo (Courtesy logo)

Ursinus scored 15 straight points in the fourth quarter, holding McDaniel off the board for more than five minutes to overcome a double-digit deficit. The Bears staved off a final push to prevail 55-53 on Saturday at Gill Center.

Anna Mondoro led the Green Terror (12-12, 7-12 Centennial Conference) with 12 points and eight rebounds. Liv Storer added 10 points.

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Aliyah Stephens led the Bears (15-8, 12-6) with 16 points. Lydia Konstanzer chipped in 13 points, and Gabby Downs added 10.

Ursinus closed to within seven before McDaniel was able to push the lead out to 12 and take a 30-18 lead into the break.• A Mondoro triple with 7:26 to play in the third quarter gave the Green Terror its largest lead at 35-20 but Stephens responded and Ursinus scored seven straight to close to within eight.

Trailing 44-32, a Stephens free throw and Lydia Konstanzer layup in the final 45 seconds close the deficit to nine. A Mondoro putback stretched the lead back to double digits on the first possession of the fourth quarter but the Green Terror then missed its next four shots with four turnovers mixed in while eight points from Konstanzer keyed a 15-0 run.

Storer halted the run with a second-chance jumper at the 3:51 mark. A Caroline Ward 3-pointer 30 seconds later closed the margin to 52-51 before Stephens and Jamese Word traded layups.

Four missed free throws by Ursinus kept hope alive for the Green Terror but a Konstanzer forced a jump ball with 10.8 seconds remaining. Downs hit the second of two free throws with 9.9 seconds showing to stretch the lead to two but McDaniel missed a jumper as time expired that would have forced overtime.

Mondoro grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go match Jamese Word for team-high honors. The Green Terror finished with a 47-37 advantage on the glass.

McDaniel concludes its season at home against Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

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