Bears Have Their Way With Shorewomen, 61-43
Tait With 13 Points, Eight Rebounds and Six Assists
COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Ursinus' Lindsay Teuber recorded a double-double with game-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, including her 1,000th career point, to go along with game-best four blocked shots as host Ursinus topped visiting Washington College, 61-43, on Wednesday night at Helfferich Hall in Centennial Conference women's basketball action. The Bears improve to 9-9 overall and 8-5 in the conference with the victory, while the Shorewomen drop to 11-7 and 6-7 respectively.
The Bears, who never trailed in the game and were tied just once, scored eight of the first ten points of the game to take an 8-2 lead with 17:22 left in the first half on a Kristy George three-point goal. After WC cut the lead to 21-18 on a layup by junior forward Erin Kile (Benton, PA/Benton), Ursinus would score the next seven points to take a 28-18 lead with 1:07 left in the half on a George bucket. The Bears would take a 28-20 lead into halftime.
Ursinus scored eight of the first 10 points in the second half, just like in the first half, to grab a 36-22 lead with 15:30 to go in the contest on an Amber Yacenda jumper. The Bears would eventually take a 16-point lead at 42-26 with 12:28 to go on a layup by Devin Butchko. After back-to-back baskets by the Shorewomen cut the lead to 42-30 with 11:12 left, the Bears went on a 9-3 run to take a 51-33 lead with 7:02 to go on a Jackie Thomas lay-in. Teuber would score her 1,000th career point on a layup with 5:04 remaining to put Ursinus up 55-37. The Bears would lead by as many as 19 points in the second half at 61-42 with just over two minutes to go and it was the largest lead in the game.
Alli Rosati added 13 points for the Bears, while Diamond Lewis handed out a team-best five assists.
Senior guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) had 13 points to lead the Shorewomen, while grabbing eight rebounds and handing out a game-best six assists. Sophomore forward Latisha Pledger added 10 points and secured a team-high 10 rebounds for a team-best ninth double-double this season. Kile added 10 points for the visitors.
Ursinus shot 43% from the floor, 27% from three-point range and 73% (8-for-11) from the foul line, while Washington shot 30% from the floor, 10% from behind the arc and 91% (10-for-11) from the free throw stripe. The Shorewomen held a 38-37 edge in rebounds.
The Shorewomen return to action on Monday evening with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game versus visiting Franklin & Marshall.