Shorewomen Reign Supreme Over Women's Basketball, 67-44
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Looking to avenge a 10-point loss to the Swarthmore women's basketball team (8-13, 6-11 CC) more than two months ago, the Washington Shorewomen (13-9, 8-9CC) proved to be the superior team in February, routing the Garnet on Wednesday night, 67-44.
Shooting was the key in Tarble Pavilion on Wednesday night and unfortunately Swarthmore just could find its rhythm, shooting only 29 percent while Washington posted 46 percent from the field.
Washington's Sally O'Donnell led all scorers with 17 points while teammate Latisha Pledger recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Mitchell shot 55 percent from the field and three-for-six from behind the arc for 13 points. O'Donnell also recorded the 1,000th point of her career.
The Shorewomen jumped to a five-point lead after 10 minutes of play, as a triple from Kelly Mitchell made it a 17-12 game.
Swarthmore rallied to even the score behind the play of Larsen. The first-year scored seven consecutive points to equal the score at 22-22 with 6:47 left in the first half.Still, the Shorewomen dominated the play down the stretch, finishing the half on a 13-3 run to take a 35-25 in the half.
In the second half, Washington College was able to quickly pull away. The Shorewomen opened the second half on a 14-4 run, taking a 49-29 lead on a lay-up from Erin Kile at the 13:05 mark. From there, the Shorewomen's lead ballooned to 29 en route to the 67-44 win.
Swarthmore returns to action on Saturday at Franklin & Marshall. Play is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.