Shorewomen's Strong Second Half Powers 71-39 Win at Swarthmore

Shorewomen's Strong Second Half Powers 71-39 Win at Swarthmore

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Visiting Washington College outscored host Swarthmore College, 45-17, in the second half en route to a 71-39 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory tonight inside Tarble Pavilion. 

Washington College 71, Swarthmore 39

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen scored the first six points of the game before the Garnet scored the next nine points to build a 9-6 lead on an Erin Cronin lay-up with 3:24 remaining in the first quarter. After Audra Woodside converted a lay-up with three seconds to go in the period, the Garnet held a 14-8 advantage after one quarter.  
- Washington opened the second quarter with six straight points to even things up on a Cassidy Quattro jumper with 8:30 left in the period. After the Garnet briefly regained the lead, Bridget McLaughlin scored nine straight points for the Shorewomen to give them a 23-16 advantage on a three-pointer with 4:10 to play in the period. The Garnet trimmed the lead down to four points by halftime as Washington entered the intermission up, 26-22.
- The Shorewomen scored the first nine points of the third quarter to take a commanding 35-22 lead on an Emily Thiemann lay-up with 6:57 on the clock. The Washington lead grew to 18 on an Alexis Krahling three-pointer with 43 seconds to go to give the Shorewomen a 26-28 advantage after three quarters.
- A Quattro lay-up with 6:13 to go in the fourth gave the Shorewomen their first 20-point lead of the game at 54-34. That was part of a 19-0 run for the Shorewomen, which was capped off by two Olivia Levin free throws with 1:02 left that gave Washington a 69-34 cushion.  

For the Shorewomen (7-11, 4-9 Centennial Conference)
- Quattro (13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals); McLaughlin (12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists); Thiemann (12 points, 7 rebounds); Caitlyn Clark (10 points, 5 assists)
- The Shorewomen shot 48.3% from the field, 4-for-8 from three-point range, and 11-of-14 at the foul line.
- Washington held a 50-33 rebounding advantage. 

For Swarthmore (2-18, 1-14 Centennial Conference)
- Kim Kockenmeister (9 points, 3 assists); Elizabeth Stiles (7 points, 5 steals)
- The Garnet shot 19.4% from the field, 4-for-19 from three-point range, and 11-of-17 at the free-throw line. 

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