(Washington, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team had a big offensive outing in its second game at the SpringHill Suites Invitational, hosted by Washington & Jefferson. The Red Devils had a strong start, scoring over 20 points in each of the first three quarters en route to an 81-59 win over Salem College.
The Red Devils jumped out to an 8-3 start and went in front 20-9, on a lay-up from sophomore Halle Maeda (Santa Monica, Calif./Mira Costa) with just under four minutes to play in the first quarter.
First-year Kate Deutsch (Marlton, N.J./Camden Catholic) scored the final three baskets for the Red Devils to give Dickinson a 26-17 lead at the end of the first.
The Red Devils built the lead to as many as 16 and held a 46-30 advantage at halftime. Junior Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) had great start, knocking down a trio of three-pointers, scoring a game-high 17 points before the break. Sophomore Claudia Maira (Clinton, N.J./North Hunterdon) reached double-figures as well, hitting 4-of-5 shots from the field for 10 points.
The Red Devils continued to roll in the third quarter, stretching the margin to 59-30, with 6:27 to play. Katie Weaver (Malvern, Pa./Episcopal Academy) scored back-to-back baskets at the end of the period to put Dickinson on top, 70-42.
The fourth quarter started with Dickinson building the lead to 76-44 but Salem would finish strong down the stretch, closing the gap for the final of 81-59.
Heiring finished with 19 points on the night, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line, adding four rebounds and two assists. Maira tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four assists while Deutsch reached double-figures with 11 points to go with six rebounds, two blocked shots, one assist and one steal.
Deutsch was named to the All-Tournament team, putting up two-day totals of 28 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals.
Maeda and Weaver each added nine points on the afternoon. Maeda controlled three rebounds and added three steals, hitting 4-of-5 shots from the floor. Weaver dished out four assists, adding six rebounds and two steals.
The Red Devils improve to 2-1 on the season. They return home to begin Centennial Conference play on Tuesday night, hosting Muhlenberg College at 6:00 pm.