(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team turned in an outstanding performance on Wednesday night, rolling to a 79-49 win over #22-ranked Gettysburg College. The Bullets were without one of its top players in Emma Dorshimer and the Red Devils capitalized with one its best outings of the season to post its fourth straight win to keep their postseason hopes alive.
The Red Devils doubled-up the Bullets in the first quarter, jumping out to a 20-10 lead. They kept the pedal pressed to the floor in the second, stretching the margin to 39-20 at the break.
First-year Kate Deutsch (Marlton, N.J./Camden Catholic) led the way, netting 14 points while junior Emily Padalino (West Sand Lake, N.Y./Albany Academy) went 3-for-5 from beyond the arc for a nine-point opening half.
Katie Weaver (Malvern, Pa./Episcopal Academy) had a strong half as well, dishing out five assists.
The Bullets were able to keep pace in the third quarter, but the Red Devils continued to answer, building the lead to 50-26 on back-to-back three-pointers from Jonica Brown (Mohnton, Pa./The Hill School) and Claudia Maira (Clinton, N.J./North Hunterdon) at the 4:10 mark.
Weaver scored a pair of baskets and dished a nice assist to Deutsch to put Dickinson up, 57-31, with 2:23 to play in the third. Brown buried another late triple to give the Red Devils a 62-38 advantage, heading in the fourth.
Dickinson maintained the margin through the start of the fourth quarter and then built on the lead down the stretch as they keep their playoff hopes alive behind one of their biggest wins of the season.
Deutsch led the way with a game-high 21 points, hitting 10-of-12 shots on the night to go with seven rebounds, four blocked shots and three assists.
Five Red Devils reached double-figures as Maira converted 4-of-5 free throws for 14 points while Padalino finished with 11. Brown went 3-for-4 from long range to reach double-digits with 10 points, adding three rebounds and three steals and Jennifer Kremp (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) tallied 10 points as well.
Halle Maeda (Santa Monica, Calif./Mira Costa) handed out four assists.
The Bullets slip to 20-4 overall and 17-2 in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils improve to 13-11 overall and 10-9 in the CC. Dickinson travels to Washington College on Saturday for the regular season finale at 2:00 pm.