(Haverford, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team made a great run, late in the fourth quarter at Haverford on Saturday, but the 'Fords were able to hold on for a 66-62 win to improve to 15-5 overall and 11-4 in the Centennial Conference.
The Red Devils struck first and led 15-13 after a back-and-forth first quarter that saw each team knock down a trio of three-pointers.
Macy Goldbach opened the second quarter with another three-pointer to flip the score and put the hosts up, 16-15. The teams traded baskets through the second as well with Haverford scoring back-to-back to go up by four at the midpoint of the quarter.
Goldbach put the 'Fords up by six at the break, hitting three triples for a game-high 13 points while Anna-Sophia Capizzi reached double-figures with 10.
Claudia Maira (Clinton, N.J./North Hunterdon) led the Devils with nine points and two assists in the first half, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Kate Deutsch (Marlton, N.J./Camden Catholic) tallied eight points and four rebounds while Emily Padalino (West Sand Lake, N.Y./Albany Academy) added five points and five rebounds.
Haverford came out strong, quickly stretching the margin to 44-29. The hosts stretched the lead to 17 but Dickinson would make a late run and cut the deficit to just eight behind a three-pointer from Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata) and a strong move inside from Deutsch.
Haverford held a 54-44 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. The Devils kept pace and cut the lead to just seven behind back-to-back scores from Deutsch and Padalino.
The Red Devils kept coming as Jennifer Kremp (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) hit a big shot before Deutsch buried a huge three-pointer to pull Dickinson within a field-goal with 16 seconds on the clock.
Maddie Gallic converted a pair of free throws with just 13 seconds to play to secure the win.
Deutsch led the Red Devils with a double-double afternoon, scoring 23 points to go with 11 rebounds. Maira finished with 13 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists with Kremp netting 12 points and Heiring adding five on the afternoon.
The Red Devils slip to 9-10 overall and 6-8 in the Conference. They travel to Muhlenberg College on Tuesday night for a 7:30 pm tip-off.