Men’s and Women’s Basketball Bested in Openers against Wesley Wolverines

By Gabrielle Devaud

Elm Staff Writer

Washington College had a vigorous second-half rally, but their effort fell short as Wesley College held them to a 72-67 win in the women’s basketball season opener.

The Shorewomen went on a 16-2 run to cut the deficit to 65-58 on a jumper by freshman guard Kristen Hansen with 6:39 left. The Shorewomen scored the final seven points of the game, capped off by a jumper by junior guard Meghan Tait at the buzzer.

Junior guard/forward Sally O’Donnell scored a career-high 29 points for the Shorewomen, hitting six of her 13 three-point attempts. Hansen added 10 points, while sophomore center Erin Kile had nine points and a team-best 12 rebounds. Tait had six points and added game highs of seven assists and four steals.

WC shot 33 percent from the field and held a 53-43 advantage on the glass, including a 22-14 advantage on the offensive end.

The Shorewomen return to action this weekend at the Stevens Tip-Off Tournament in Hoboken, N.J. Their first game is Saturday versus Alvernia at 4 p.m., and they will play either Stevens or FDU-Florham on Sunday.

Next Tuesday, the Shorewomen have an away game against Goucher at 5:30 p.m.

By Victoria Ripple

Elm Staff Writer

The Shoremen visited Wesley College on the Nov. 15 for both teams’ season openers. This non-conference game ended up in a 94-67 loss for Washington College. Wesley started off strong, shooting 65% from the field and forcing 16 turnovers, leaving the score 54-31 at halftime.

Junior Doug Holcombe led the Shoremen in points with a career best of 15. Following him, sophomore Charlie McShane also had a career high with 14 points. Senior captain Dylan Bernstein added in his career bests of five steals and 6 rebounds during the game. Junior Sal Schittino had the most assists with four against the Wolverines.

WC shot 39 percent from the field while Welsey shot 56 percent holding a 43-37 advantage on the glass. The Shoremen ended the game with 37 rebounds, 18 assists, and 24 turnovers.

The Shoremen will play McDaniel College away tonight in the second-round game of the Pride of Maryland Championship.

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