February 7, 2009
McDaniel gets back on winning ways with 71-59 win over Ursinus
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kim Staub (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) recorded a career-best 15 points to pace McDaniel in a 71-59 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball victory over Ursinus on Saturday.
Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) added 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Green Terror (11-9, 9-6 CC), who snapped its three-game skid and kept pace in the win column with four other conference teams.
Laura Krieger led the Bears (4-16, 3-11 CC) with 13 points while Jaclyn Hilf and Alli Rosati chipped in 10 points apiece.
After Carolyn Konstanzer gave Ursinus a 43-42 lead with 12 minutes to play, Emma Adams (Oneida, N.Y./Oneida) reversed the advantage for the 11th and final time in the game, giving McDaniel the lead for good 19 seconds later.
Staub extended the lead to 50-46 with a pair of free throws at the 9:14 mark, sparking a 12-2 run over the next 4:12 that stretched the lead to 12.
A Hilf 3-pointer with 1:35 on the clock closed the gap to 64-57 but Staub, Moreland and Sally Grace (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) combined to go 7-for-8 from the charity stripe in the final minute to extend the final margin to 12.
Julie Bown and Rosati staked Ursinus to an early 4-0 lead, forcing McDaniel to call a timeout 1:09 into the game.
Jumpers from Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and Staub knotted the game at 4-all.
Trailing by as many as six when Krieger hit two free throws at the 8:53 mark to give her team a 20-14 lead, Kara Smith (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) hit a layup and Grace converted two from the charity stripe to help the Green Terror chip at the deficit.
A Krieger 3-pointer stretched the lead back to five but consecutive layups from Catherine Mills (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana), Meredith Larsen (Phoenix, Md./Bryn Mawr) and Adams gave McDaniel the lead once again with 5:57 showing.
Trailing 34-32, Smith hit a pair of free throws in the half’s final second to knot the game at halfitme.
The Green Terror notched the first seven points of the second stanza but Ursinus countered with seven of the next eight for its only second-half advantage.
Whitney Snoops (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) added seven points and 10 rebounds.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Dickinson on Tuesday. Game time is 7 p.m.