Dec. 4, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD - Senior Alissa Burkholder (Allentown, PA/Salisbury) scored 15 points including three first-half three-pointers to lead the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team past Dickinson 67-51 in a Centennial Conference matchup at Goldfarb Gymnasium. The win was the 18th straight for Hopkins over Dickinson and improved the Blue Jays to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The Red Devils dropped to 4-1, 1-1 in the CC.
Senior Ashanna Randall (Media, PA/Penncrest) added 13 points and five steals while junior Katie Kimball (Garden City, NY/Garden City) recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a school-record eight blocks, passing the previous single-game mark of seven blocks by Julie Slye in the 1989-90 season.
Johns Hopkins opened the game with a 9-0 run capped by two straight Burkholder threes. Dickinson briefly closed in 18-12 with 5:48 remaining but the Blue Jays then outscored the Red Devils 15-2, including 10 consecutive points in the final 2:13, to build a 33-14 halftime lead.
Burkholder entered the break with a game-high 11 points off three three-pointers while Kimball shot 3 for 7 from the field and added three free throws for 10 first-half points. No Dickinson player had more than four points at the half.
Hopkins got seven points from the free throw line, recorded 10 steals and seven blocks, and scored 17 points off 17 Red Devil turnovers. Both teams combined for just 24 percent shooting in the first half, when Dickinson went 5 for 29 (.172) and Johns Hopkins shot 11 for 38 (.289).
The Blue Jays increased their lead to 25 points within the first six minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach for Dickinson. The Red Devils used an 8-0 run from 7:53 to 6:06 to come within 14 points, and outscored Johns Hopkins 37-34 in the second half but could not recover from their early deficit.
Randall scored 11 points in the second period and the Blue Jays converted 12 of 15 free throws, combining for 23 of Hopkins' 34 second-half points. The Red Devils scored 14 second-half points off foul shots and finished 18 for 21 (.857) from the line for the game.
Megan Shelley led Dickinson with 12 points including two three-pointers, setting the Red Devil record for career three-pointers (130), while Laura Housel added eight points and 10 rebounds.
Johns Hopkins returns to action at Swarthmore this Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Johns Hopkins (6-1): 33 34 - 67
Dickinson (4-1): 14 37 - 51