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Storer tallies 16 points

Liv Storer (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Liv Storer (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Haverford closed the third quarter on a 16-2 run to open up a 20-point lead and defeat McDaniel 67-50 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Thursday.

Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College) led the Green Terror (6-7, 4-4 CC) with 16 points and five rebounds. Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) added 11 points – all in the second half.

Sierra Berkel and Samantha Wetzel each recorded double-doubles to pace the Fords (10-2, 7-1 CC), keying a 48-28 advantage on the glass. Berkel tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds while Wetzel added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Baskets from three different players to key a 6-1 start to the game for McDaniel.

An Anna-Sophia Capizzi 3-pointer got the hosts their first field goal of the game with 5:11 to play in the opening period, sparking a 15-3 run.

Hannah Zajac (Houston, Texas/Clear Creek) hit a jumper in the final 10 seconds of the quarter to make it a 16-11 game.

Haverford netted six straight points to open up a 12-point second-quarter lead. Two Storer free throws late in the half made it a 27-17 score at the break.

Layups from Katie Cook and Berkel stretched the lead to 14 in the first minute of the third quarter. After a McDaniel timeout, the Green Terror used five points from Smith to key a 10-1 run and close the deficit to 33-27 midway through the period.

The Fords, however, had an answer and scored 16 of the final 18 points in the period to open up a 49-29 lead.

A Zajac triple cut the deficit to 58-46 with 2:43 to play but Julianna Clark responded with a triple to all but seal the win.

Melanie Yeomans (Myersville, Md./South Hagerstown) and Renie Tsomos (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) added eight points each while Tsomos led the way on the glass for the Green Terror with seven boards.

McDaniel returns to action at home against No. 12 Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

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