Big second half propels McDaniel to 71-45 win at Bryn Mawr

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Whitney Snoops (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) tallied 11 points to lead three McDaniel players in double figures and help her squad to a 71-45 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball victory at Bryn Mawr on Saturday.

            Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) added 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Green Terror (3-3, 1-1 CC) while Meredith Larsen (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) added 10 points off the bench.
            Jessica Allen led the Owls (1-4, 0-3 CC) with 13 points and seven rebounds while Shanika Bridges-King and Emilie Naccarato added 10 points apiece.
            With her team trailing 17-14, Catherine Mills (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) hit a pair of free throws with 6:47 remaining in the first half to pull McDaniel within one and spark an 15-4 run over to the intermission.
            After Naccarato hit the first of two free throws to push the lead back to two, Kelsey Franklin (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) hit the second of two charity tosses and Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) converted a three-point play to give the Green Terror the lead for good with 5:28 remaining in the first half.
            Kim Staub (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) converted a jumper off a Moreland assist on McDaniel’s first possession of the second half to open up a double-digit lead for the first time.
            A Snoops basket-and-foul and Sally Grace (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) layup stretched the lead to 36-21, capping a 7-0 burst over the half’s first 2:33.
            Holding a 43-29 advantage with 12:21 to play, Larsen netted six straight points and Franklin converted two free throws to account for an 8-0 run that swelled the lead to 22 just 2:40 later.
            Two Franklin charity tosses – the final of her seven points – with 3:30 showing gave the Green Terror its largest lead at 67-38.
            Snoops and Lauren Wyble (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) grabbed five rebounds each while Franklin and Emma Adams (Oneida, N.Y./Oneida) nabbed four boards apiece.
            The Green Terror returns to action at Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.