Big Third Quarter Carries Fords Past Red Devils

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Haverford, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's basketball team had a strong start at Haverford but a big third quarter from the hosts led to a 65-48 setback on Saturday afternoon.

Defense dictated the flow of the game in the early minutes with the score just 2-2, three minutes in.

The Fords jumped out to a 7-2 lead, but the Red Devils would cut the margin to 8-6 behind a strong start from Kate Deutsch (Marlton, N.J./Camden Catholic) and a pair of free throws from senior Hannah Heiring (Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata).

Haverford knocked down a three-pointer from the corner with just under two minutes to play in the quarter for an 11-6 advantage.

Halle Maeda (Santa Monica, Calif./Mira Costa) scored and added a free throw to counter a Haverford basket to end the first quarter at 13-9.

Deutsch tallied the first four points for the Red Devils in the second as well before the Fords stretched the lead to 11.

Emily Padalino (West Sand Lake, N.Y./Albany Academy) and Claudia Maira (Clinton, N.J./North Hunterdon) hit three-pointers to cut the lead to seven at the 1:43 mark. Haverford added a late score to go into the locker room up, 32-23.

Deutsch scored another quick four in the third, but Haverford got hot a stretched the margin to 42-27, with six minutes to play in the quarter.

Maura Leverone (Herndon, Va./Bishop O'Connell) scored and added some free throws in the third to try and counter a big period from Haverford as they led 54-34 at the end of the third.

The Fords would hit two three-pointers to start the fourth and continued to build on the lead.

Kate Montgomery (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) banked a nice shot off the glass and finished an assist from Cam Polinsky (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) and Ariana Goitz (Gibsonia, Pa./Shady Side Academy) hit a three-pointer to try and spark the Devils in the fourth.

Deutsch led the Red Devils with 12 points and xx rebounds. Leverone and Montgomery each finished with six points and six assists while Padalino and Maira combined for 11 points on the afternoon.

The Red Devils slip to 9-10 overall and 7-7 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road again on Tuesday, traveling to Swarthmore College for a 6:00 pm tip-off.