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Blue Jays Drop Shorewomen, 62-48

Madison McGrath finished the game with 11 points.
Madison McGrath finished the game with 11 points.
Feb. 14, 2018

Box Score

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
The Basics
• Score: Johns Hopkins - 62 • Washington College - 48
• Records: JHU (15-9, 14-5 CC) • Washington College (6-18, 4-15 CC)
• Location: Chestertown, MD (Cain Athletic Center)
• The Short Story: Led by 16 points from Lillian Scott, the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team defeated Washington College, 62-48 on Wednesday night.

How it Happened
• Two three-pointers from Madison McGrath early in the first gave Hopkins a 6-2 lead with 8:24 gone by. Lillian Scott extended the JHU lead to six with a layup, and McGrath scored her eighth point of the quarter to put the Blue Jays up 10-2. Caitlyn Clark hit a jumper to bring the Shorewomen to within six, and Taylor Samuels brought Washington College to within four at the 4:36 mark with a jumper. Maggie Wodicka hit from deep to put the Blue Jays up seven and a layup from Maggie Spitzer gave Johns Hopkins a 15-6 advantage with 3:40 remaining in the quarter. The Shorewomen got within six at 1:44, however, Scott and Wodicka converted on their two-point attempts to give JHU a ten-point advantage with 41 seconds remaining, as Hopkins ended the quarter up 19-9.
• Washington College opened the second quarter on a 4-0 run to get to within six, but Scott went in for the layup to put the Blue Jays up 21-13. Two free-throws by Scott gave JHU a 24-13 lead and Hopkins went into the half leading 25-16.
Lexie Scholtz increased the JHU lead to 11 with a layup 20 seconds into the third, but four-straight points by the Shorewomen made the score 27-20. McGrath hit another three to put Hopkins back up ten, but Cassidy Quattro got the Washington College deficit to single-digits with a jumper. JHU outscored the Shorewomen 15-10 down the stretch in the third to head into the final quarter with a 48-34 lead.
• JHU continued to hold onto a double-digit lead in the fourth as the Blue Jays went onto win the game by a score of 62-48. 

What it Means
• JHU is 12-3 on Valentine's Day.
• The Blue Jays are now 37-3 against the Shorewomen and have won the last 11 meetings.
• Hopkins has now won 15 games for the first time since the 2014-15 season, and JHU has won 14 Centennial Conference games for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign.
• Scott 18 double-digit scoring efforts this season. Inside the Box Score o Scott led the Blue Jays with 16 points while McGrath finished with 11. Varnado finished the game with ten points.
Rory Cole and Spitzer each grabbed seven rebounds in the game.

Up Next
• Johns Hopkins will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, February 17 against Bryn Mawr. Tip time is scheduled for 2 pm at Goldfarb Gym.

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