Zeps establishes career best with 15 points
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Haverford limited McDaniel to just two field goals over the first 12:44 of the second half to turn a one-point advantage into an 18-point lead en route to a 58-46 Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball victory on Saturday.
Karli Zeps (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) established a career high with 15 points to lead the Green Terror (8-4, 3-3 CC), who had its three-game winning streak snapped and suffered its first home loss of the season. Zeps also added eight rebounds while Emma Wingerd (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) added a career high-tying 17 rebounds.
Elizabeth Lynch led the Fords (9-1, 5-1 CC) with 26 points, including hitting 6 of 9 from long range.
Triples from Lynch and Jacquelyne Pizzuto helped stake Haverford to a 10-2 advantage through the game's first 4 minutes, 2 seconds.
Wingerd hit a pair of shots to draw the hosts within 10-6 with 14:09 to play before Lynch canned two more treys around a Zeps layup to reestablish the eight-point advantage.
A single Lauren Ballenger (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) free throw with 9:31 to play was the only point during a 5-minute, 13-second stretch before Nina Voith hit a free throw with 7:26 showing.
Two Zeps layups closed the deficit to four before Lynch and Lindsey Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) traded 3-pointers.
A Codi McMaster (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) jumper with 5:36 on the clock was the first field goal by someone other than Zeps or Wingerd, closing the deficit to 20-18.
A Zeps layup 1:06 later tied the game before the Fords reeled off six straight points.
Five straight Zeps points closed the margin to 26-25 at the intermission, giving the freshman 13 points at halftime.
A Steph Perez (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) 3-pointer with 16:17 to play was the lone made field goal in a 1-for-15 stretch over the first 8:31 of the second half.
McMaster added a jumper at the 11:29 mark while Haverford put together a 22-5 run over the first 11:51 of the stanza.
Back-to-back floaters in the lane from Brittney Davis (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) closed the deficit to 50-38 with 6:35 showing en route to the 12-point final margin.
Davis added four assists to her five points while Nichols contributed seven points and seven rebounds.
The Green Terror returns to action at Swarthmore on Tuesday. Game time is 6 p.m.