Scott, Hopkins Outlast Gettysburg, 84-83
BALTIMORE, MD –
• Score: Johns Hopkins 84, Gettysburg 83, OT
• Records: JHU (9-10, 8-7 CC), GC (14-5, 10-4 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD · Goldfarb Gym
• The Short Story: Sophomore Lillian Scott scored 31 points after halftime, including the game-winning free throw, to guide Hopkins to an 84-83 overtime victory over Gettysburg Wednesday night. Scott led the Blue Jays with 37 points, while Lexie Scholtz contributed a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
How it Happened
• The Blue Jays gained the early lead, working out to an 8-4 lead after a made layup and free throw by Lillian Scott with 7:02 remaining in the first quarter. The Bullets responded with a 12-2 run to gain a 16-10 lead with 3:08 to play in the opening quarter. The teams traded layups before Gettysburg recorded back-to-back baskets. Marissa Varnado knocked down a three-pointer to close out the quarter with a 22-15 Hopkins deficit. Scott led the Blue Jays with six points and three assists in the first quarter, while Rory Cole pulled down three rebounds. The Bullets turned the ball over five times, with JHU making four steals, and Hopkins capitalized with10 points off turnovers.
• Gettysburg pulled out to as much as a 15-point lead in the second quarter, outscoring Hopkins 18-15 in the period. Lexie Scholtz drained a three-pointer and Cole notched a layup to cut GC’s lead to 22-20 2:00 into the second quarter, but the Bullets retaliated with a 15-2 run to gain a 37-22 lead with 2:18 remaining in the first half. Hopkins closed out the quarter by outscoring Gettysburg 8-3. Madison McGrath drained a pair of three-pointers in the final 1:34, including a buzzer-beater to cut GC’s lead to 40-30 at halftime.
• Johns Hopkins dominated Gettysburg 25-16 in the third quarter to cut the Bullets’ lead to one point heading into the fourth quarter. The Blue Jays chipped away at the GC lead to begin the quarter before a jumper by Scholtz gave JHU the lead, 46-45 with 3:40 remaining in the third quarter. Gettysburg quickly regained the lead off a pair of free throws. Hopkins tied up the game once more before the end of quarter, 53-53, with 1:21 to play off a three-pointer by Scott. Maggie Spitzer finished an assist from Scholtz to close out the quarter, with Hopkins trailing 56-55. Scott recorded 12 points in the third quarter, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from behind the three-point arc; Scholtz added four points, five rebounds and three assists in a well-rounded quarter of play.
• Scott made her fifth three-pointer of the game with 2 seconds on the clock to send the game to overtime with a score of 72-72 after regulation. Scott kicked off the quarter with a three-pointer, giving the Blue Jays the lead, 58-56 1:19 into the quarter. The Blue Jays added to their lead with a basket from McGrath before the Bullets regained the lead, 64-62 with 5:10 remaining in the period. The teams played a back-and-forth quarter, trading baskets in a quarter that featured four tied scores. The Bullets pulled out to a 71-67 lead with 1:05 remaining in the game, but a pair of free throws and a three-pointer by Scott in the final minute kept the Blue Jays’ chance alive. Scott scored 12 points for the second straight quarter to lead Hopkins in its comeback effort.
• Hopkins matched Gettysburg to begin the fourth quarter, tying the score 75-75 with 3:43 to play in the overtime period after a free throw from Cole. With 2:41 to play, the Bullets worked out to an 80-75 lead before layups from McGrath and Scott cut the GC lead to one, 80-79. The teams continued to use the free throw line to battle as a pair of free throws from Scott returned the lead to JHU, 83-82 with 55 seconds on the clock. In the final 30 seconds, each team went 1-of-2 from the line for the final score of 84-83.
Inside the Box Score.
• Lillian Scott’s 37 points are just two shy of the program single-game record, set by Cindy Harper in the 1985-86 season. The sophomore made 12 baskets from the field, including five from three-point range. Scott also shot 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, including scoring the game-winning basket.
• Lexie Scholtz tallied a double-double in the game with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Scholtz’s 12 rebounds were the most on the team.
• Scott and Scholtz also each dished out six assists in the game. The Blue Jays assisted 19 of their 32 made baskets in the game.
• While both teams made 13 turnovers in the game, JHU took advantage of the Gettysburg turnovers, outscoring the Bullets 18-10 off turnovers. Hopkins also took advantage of second-chance opportunities, outscoring GC 23-5 in those situations.
What it Means
• The Blue Jays split the series with the Bullets for the second straight year, improving to 40-30 all-time against Gettysburg.
• Hopkins moves to 8-7 in the Centennial Conference after topping the second ranked team heading into the contest. JHU is one of seven teams above .500 in the conference.
• The Blue Jays have the weekend off before a pair of midweek contests. Hopkins will travel to Franklin & Marshall February 7 and host Haverford February 9 at 7 p.m.