Shorewomen Force Sea Gulls To Land, 71-62
Kile Totals 16 Points, 19 Rebounds in Victory
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Freshman center Erin Kile (Benton, PA/Benton) posted her first career double-double with career-highs of 16 points and 19 rebounds, also a game-high, along with blocking a game-best three shots as host Washington College downed visiting Eastern Shore rival Salisbury, 71-62, on Monday evening at the Cain Athletic Center. The Shorewomen improve to 5-5 on the season, while the Sea Gulls fall to 5-4.
Washington, who never trailed in the contest, took the lead for good at 12-10 with 12:43 to go in the first half on a jumper by senior guard Jane O’Donnell (Cape May Court House, NJ/Wildwood Catholic). The hoop put O'Donnell second all-time on the Washington College career scoring list, surpassing Allison Wentworth '97 who netted 1,136 points. The senior now has 1,142 career points. Eboni Taylor '97 is the school's all-time leading scorer at 1,478 points.
The Shorewomen led 16-14 with 9:27 left in the first before going on a 16-4 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 32-18 with 4:24 to go in the opening frame. The run began with a layup by senior guard Jessica Jamrogowicz (Marlton, NJ/Bishop Eustace) to put WC up 18-14 with 9:15 remaining in the first and was capped on a three-pointer by Jamrogowicz. During the run, Jamrogowicz scored 11 of the 16 points and assisted on the other two makes.
Salisbury would respond with a 13-4 run to close out the first half. Nicole Sisco netted a jumper and drew a foul with nine seconds left. She would go to the line and complete the traditional three-point play to cut the WC lead to 36-31 at halftime.
In the second half, the Sea Gulls would cut it to 45-44 with 11:43 left on a triple by KC Curran. The Shorewomen would counter with a 16-6 run over the next 7:17 to take a 61-50 lead with 4:26 left on a layup by Kile. Kile scored eight points during the run, all on layups, and the team went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.
Salisbury would score the next eight points to trim the lead to 61-58 with 2:38 left on a second chance layup by Glen Charlton. On the next possession for Washington, freshman guard Maggie King (Kensington, MD/Bethesda-Chevy Chase) drained a three to put the Shorewomen up 64-58 with 2:16 left. The Sea Gulls would cut it to 64-60 with 1:48 left, but King hit her second three-pointer in 52 seconds with 1:24 remaining to put WC up 67-60. Salisbury would cut it to 67-62 with 1:11 left on a Kylie Hall make, but Washington scored the final four points of the game to provide the final margin.
In addition to Kile for the Shorewomen, Jamrogowicz added 18 points to tie for the game-high and handed out six assists. King netted a career-high 12 points and had a team-best three steals. Senior forward Julie Sherwood (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield Warde) had 10 points and 10 rebounds to chalk up a double-double, while sophomore guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) dished out a game-best seven assists.
For the Sea Gulls, Curran tied Jamrogowicz for the game-high in points with 18. Hall posted a double-double with 10 points and a team-best 11 rebounds, while Sisco scored a career-high 11 points. Chante' McKinney netted a game-best four steals and tied Hall for tops on the squad in assists with six.
Washington returns to action on Wednesday with a 6:00 p.m. tip versus visiting McDaniel in Centennial Conference action.