By Jensyn Hartzell
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College Women’s Basketball team traveled to Westminster, Md. this past Wednesday, Feb. 19 to compete against McDaniel College’s Green Terrors.
Senior captain Caitlyn Clark was able to score five out the seven first points of the opening quarter, including a three point shot from the right wing. But with four minutes left, the Green Terror went on a 13-0 run to take a 17-8 lead.
Sophomore Krystal Jones, determined to cut the lead, hit two treys from the left-wing, thus making the score 17-13, McDaniel College, with 25 seconds left. The ending score of the overall half was 20-13 as McDaniel hit one more three with only a few seconds remaining.
The Green Terror scored six points in the beginning of the second quarter, furthering their lead to 26-15.
Senior Cassidy Quattro scored two free throws and freshman Andrea Prestianne worked to make a transition layup to chip away at the lead, but the Green Terror had just become hot.
They went on a 13-2 run making the score 39-21 with three minutes remaining in the overall half. The ending score of the quarter was 39-23.
The Green Terrors came out determined to keep their lead in the third quarter; they scored the first eight points of the game. This gave them the largest lead they would have throughout the game, 47-23. But the Shorewomen responded with a 13-6 run for themselves, closed by a jumper from Prestianne with a little over a minute remaining.
WC was able to cut the lead at 53-42 with seven minutes still left in the fourth quarter, helped by Quattro. She scored four straight foul shots, but the Green Terror came back to score the next six points and end the game at 68-48. Clark hit double figures for the 11th time this season; she scored 14 points. Quattro had the most rebounds at eight.
On Saturday, Feb, 22, the Shorewomen visited the Dickinson Red Devils to compete for the last time in the 2019-2020 season.
Dickinson had a fast start as they had an 8-4 lead early in the first quarter, but senior captain Taylor Samuels hit a trifecta and freshman Emilee Cramer hit a free throw to tie the game with four minutes remaining.
The Red Devils scored four points, but Samuels did not allow this for long as she hit a three and achieved the lead in the game. With a little less than 10 minutes remaining, Jones went on an eight-point run by herself, which included two threes and a layup.
The Shorewomen then took their largest lead of the game with a trey from the very top of the key from senior captain Bridget McLaughlin.
The hosts outscored Washington by 9-2; the halftime score was 31-28, Dickinson. The Shorewomen came back to the court and scored the first 10 points of the game. WC was once again outsourced throughout the quarter, this time by 15-6.
The fourth quarter began at 48-47, Dickinson. With five minutes left, the Shorewomen led the final quarter at 58-55, but the Red Devils went on an eight point run to steal the lead. With a minute left, Quattro put the Shorewomen as close as they would for the remaining game with two free throws at 66-64.
The game ended at 71-64, Dickinson. Jones scored a personal and team high of 21 points throughout the game and Quattro rebounded the most ball again at eight.
The Shorewomen finished the season at 10-15, 7-13 in the Conference. They finished respectively in 8th in the conference. They also said farewell and thank you to seniors Cassidy Quattro, Caitlyn Clark, Taylor Samuels, Bridget McLaughlin, Samantha Howell, and Rosie Martin on finishing their final season of basketball at WC.