First-half surge carries Gettysburg to 77-69 victory at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Caitlin Moser netted 16 of her 24 points in the decisive first half, leading Gettysburg to a 77-69 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball action on Wednesday.

            Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) led the Green Terror (10-7, 8-4 CC) with a season high-tying 20 points while Kim Staub (Hanover, Pa./South Western) chipped in a season-best 11 points.
            Courtney Fields and Lauren Dadigan added 13 and 11 points, respectively for the Bullets (10-8, 7-4 CC), who used a 15-0 run over a 5-minute, 21-second span midway through the first half to turn a 15-9 deficit into a 24-15 lead with 8:09 to play.
            Staub, who hit a layup with 14:03 showing in the first half, stopped the Gettysburg run with a 3-pointer to break a 6-minute, 4-second scoring drought.
            A Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) 3-pointer and Catherine Mills (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) layup capped a 7-0 Green Terror burst to pull the hosts within 29-28 with 2:31 to play but the Bullets tallied the final eight of the half to take a 37-28 lead into the locker room.
            Gettysburg stretched the lead to 13 early in the second half but a 20-11 rally pulled McDaniel within 52-48 with 11:52 showing.
            The Bullets stretched the lead back to 67-53 nearly five minutes later en route to their eight-point win.
            Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) added 10 points for the Green Terror to go with six rebounds, two assists and three steals.
            McDaniel returns to action at No. 22 Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 4 p.m.