(Baltimore, Md.) - The Dickinson women's basketball team was perfect from the free throw line, going 14-for-14, but it wasn't enough to take down Johns Hopkins, as the Blue Jays claimed a 72-54 decision on Tuesday night.
Senior Kassidy Lesher (Shoemakersville, Pa./Hamburg) continued her trend of double-doubles, scoring 11 points and controlling 12 rebounds. She led the way at the charity stripe, going 7-for-7 on the night.
The Blue Jays jumped out to a 20-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter, starting-off the game with an 11-4 run.
Sophomore Lauren McBride (Trenton, N.J./Gill St. Bernardâ€™s) scored the first six points for the Red Devils while classmate Emily Padalino (West Sand Lake, N.Y./Albany Academy) added a three-point play to close out the period.
Hopkins built the lead to 43-24 at halftime as the Red Devils used a balanced attack to keep the hosts in striking distance. Lesher and McBride worked their way to the line, trying to keep pace as they outscored the Blue Jays in the third to cut the margin to, 53-38.
The Red Devils kept playing even in the fourth but were unable to close the gap. Sophomore Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) hit a big three-pointer and finished strong, scoring nine points to go with five rebounds, one assist, a steal and a blocked shot.
McBride tallied 12 points and five rebounds while Padalino finished with nine points, two rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Mackenzie Skerritt (Hightstown, N.J./Peddie School) returned to the line-up to add six rebounds, four points and two assists.
The Red Devils slip to 6-11 overall and 6-6 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to host Muhlenberg College on Thursday night. Opening tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm.