Shorewomen Break Away from Aggies with Strong Second Half, 76-56

Shorewomen Break Away from Aggies with Strong Second Half, 76-56

Team is 4-0 for the Third Time in Program History

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College outscored visiting Delaware Valley 41-25 in the second half to break open a 35-31 halftime lead on its way to a 76-56 win on Tuesday night in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Cain Athletic Center.  The Shorewomen are now 4-0 on the season and for the third time in team history, while the Aggies fall to 0-4

Washington College 76, Delaware Valley 56

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen led 19-12 in the first quarter before the Aggies scored the final eight points of the first to take a 20-19 lead after one as Lauren Moretti drained a three-pointer with five seconds left to give the visitors the lead.
- In the second quarter, Taylor Samuels put Washington ahead for good with 3:23 remaining on a jumper at 29-28.  The Shorewomen would take a 35-31 lead into halftime.
- Moretti opened the third quarter scoring with a three to trim the lead to 35-34 with 8:54 left in the third before Caitlyn Clark answered with a three of her own to beat the shot clock with 7:37 left to give Washington a 38-34 lead.  Leading 43-39, Washington scored the next seven points to take a 50-39 lead with 2:20 to go on two free throws courtesy of Emily Helms.  The Shorewomen would take a 54-42 lead into the fourth quarter.
- Leading 56-44 with 9:22 remaining in the fourth, the Shorewomen broke the game open with a 10-0 run to take a 66-44 advantage with 6:45 left on a triple by Bridget McLaughlin.  WC would lead by as many as 27 at 76-49 with 1:16 to go on a lay-in by Madeline Williams.

For The Shorewomen (4-0)
- Clark (team-high 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting and game-high three steals), Emilee Cramer (10 points, four assists to tie for game-high and seven rebounds and two blocks to tie for team-best), Samuels (10 points and seven boards to tie for team-high), Williams (four assists to tie for tops in game), Crystal Jones (two blocks to tie for game-high)    
- WC shot 47% from the floor (29-for-62), 46% from three-point range (6-for-13) and 67% (12-for-18) from the foul line in the game.
- Washington held a 40-34 advantage in rebounds in the win.
- WC outscored Delaware Valley in points in the paint (42-10), points off of turnovers (23-10), transition points (15-2) and bench points (29-10).
- The Shorewomen turned it over 15 times.

For Delaware Valley (0-4)
- Moretti (game-high 24 points), Shayne Glenn (game-best 10 rebounds and three assists to tie for team-high), Sarah Wills (three assists to tie for team-best), Jordan Hyman (two steals)
- The Aggies shot 32% from the floor (17-for-53), 43% from three-point land (9-for-21) and 68% from the foul stripe (13-for-19).
- Delaware Valley turned it over 21 times in the contest.

Notes
- Clark was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game.
- The two other times Washington opened the season 4-0 was in 1995-96 and 2012-13.
- Each team had 13 second chance points.

Up Next
11/21 @ Ursinus – 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)