Late Free Throws Lead McDaniel Past Devils

Photo by Graham Klimley '19
Photo by Graham Klimley '19

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team battled with visiting McDaniel College on Thursday night but came up short, 61-55.

Both teams struggled with turnovers in the early going as the Red Devils closed out the first quarter with a 13-9 lead. The Green Terror came out in the second and went on a 10-2 run to pull in front, 19-15, at the midpoint of the quarter.

Junior Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) scored five points in the second period to keep the Red Devils within three, scoring on a put-back in the final minute of the half with McDaniel on top, 25-22.

First-year Kate Deutsch (Marlton, N.J./Camden Catholic) knocked down a three-pointer to open the second half. She added another and then converted a three-point play inside to keep the Green Terror within three at the 5:19 mark.

Sophomore Halle Maeda (Santa Monica, Calif./Mira Costa) followed up with a nice three-point play to pull the Devils even with 4:13 remaining in the third. Maeda and Deutsch scored back-to-back at the end of the period to tie the game, 44-44.

Maeda buried a three-pointer to give the Devils a strong start in the fourth, but McDaniel would answer again and stretch the margin to seven before Maeda countered with another triple at the 3:55 mark.

Late free throws from Katie Weaver (Malvern, Pa./Episcopal Academy) and another score from Maeda cut the lead to just a field-goal, but four from the stripe by Renie Tsomos would secure the win for McDaniel.

Deutsch recorded her third double-double of the season, netting 19 points and controlling 10 rebounds, going 5-for-7 from the line. Maeda tallied eight points in the fourth quarter to finish with 13 on the night, adding six rebounds and four assists.

Weaver tallied seven points and seven rebounds, going 5-for-7 from the line and adding three steals. Jennifer Kremp (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) had seven points as well while Heiring finished with five points, three rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

The Red Devils slip to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road this weekend, traveling to Ursinus College for a 1:00 pm tip-off.