Fords Use Big First Quarter To Get By Shorewomen, 44-38

Fords Use Big First Quarter To Get By Shorewomen, 44-38

HAVERFORD, Pa. — Host Haverford used a 20-9 first quarter and built a 17 point lead in the second to help hold off a late run from visiting Washington College and post a 44-38 win in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game played tonight at Gooding Arena in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Haverford 44, Washington College 38

How It Happened
- Haverford jumped out to a 10-0 lead, capped off by a layup from Maddie Gallic with 7:12 to go in the first quarter. Caitlyn Clark got Washington on the board on a layup with 6:02 to play in the quarter.
- The Fords held a 20-9 lead after the first quarter, forcing nine Shorewomen turnovers and gathering 14 points off of those turnovers.
- Haverford took their largest lead of the opening half at 28-11 with 6:46 to go following a jump shot from Anna-Sophia Capizzi.
- Washington would hold the Fords scoreless over the last 6:46 of the half, outscoring the Fords 6-0 in the process to trim the lead to 28-17 at halftime. Kristi Kozlowski capped the first half scoring on a layup with 1:40 to go.
- The Shorewomen scored the first four points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 28-21 with 6:29 to go following a layup from Cassidy Quattro. Haverford got a layup from Gallic to stop their scoring drought with 5:56 to go in the quarter, ending a span of 10:50 without scoring a point.
- The Fords held a 36-24 lead with 2:47 left in the third before the Shorewomen scored the last five points of the quarter, capped by a three pointer from Alexis Krahling with 1:29 to go, to cut the Haverford lead to 36-29 after three quarters of play.
- A jumper from Emily Thiemann with 5:57 to go got the Shorewomen back within six points for the first time since the opening minutes of the first quarter and made the score 38-32. Later, Bridget McLaughlin would again cut the lead to six at 41-35 following a jump shot with 1:19 to go.
- After a pair of free throws from Gallic pushed the lead to 43-35, McLaughlin knocked down a three from the corner with 55 seconds to go to cut the lead to 43-38. On the next possession, Haverford missed a three pointer and Kozlowski grabbed the defensive rebound, but a three from Krahling with 14 seconds left was off the mark, and Julianna Clark would make one of two free throws with 12 seconds left to set the final score.

For the Shorewomen (5-10 Overall, 2-8 Centennial Conference)
- Kozlowski (eight points, four rebounds, game best three blocks), Quattro (seven points, seven rebounds), Thiemann (team best eight rebounds), Clark (game best four assists).
- The Shorewomen shot 27.8% from the floor in the loss, 3-for-13 from three point range, and just 5-for-14 at the free throw line.
- Washington held a slim 44-40 advantage on the glass.

For Haverford (12-4 Overall, 8-4 Centennial Conference)
- Megan Furch (game highs of 10 points and nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks), Gallic (nine points, six rebounds, two steals), Capizzi (eight points), Katie Cook (game best three steals).
- The Fords shot 29.1% from the floor in the win, 1-for-17 from three point range, and 11-for-16 at the free throw line.
- Haverford forced 17 turnovers from Washington, turning those turnovers into 16 points, with nine of those turnovers coming in the first quarter, while turning the ball over 11 times themselves.

Notes
- The 44 points scored by Haverford are the fewest points allowed by the Shorewomen against the Fords since a 64-44 win on January 20th, 2001. It is also the fewest number of points allowed by Washington in a Centennial Conference game this year.
- Haverford is coached by Bobbi Morgan, the mother of former Shoremen basketball player Pat Morgan '16 and current Shoremen baseball player Connor Morgan.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
1/24 v. Bryn Mawr - 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game).
- The Shorewomen have won the last 21 meetings against the Owls and lead the series 44-1.