CARLISLE, Pa. - Junior Kate Montgomery picked up her fifth double-double of the season netting 17 points and hauling in a season-high 15 rebounds as the Dickinson women's basketball team notched their third consecutive win with a 47-44 victory over the visiting Muhlenberg College on Thursday night.
Dickinson was on top 4-0 inside the opening minute of the game as both Caitlin Blackman and Mia Kolb finished off driving layups. The game went scoreless over the next three minutes until Blackman found a cutting Montgomery for the 6-0 edge. Margaux Eripret got the Mules on the board at the 4:11 mark and sparked a 6-0 charge to draw even. Buckets by Jennifer Kremp and Gina Neigel were answered by Ava Connolly and Sara Peretti to tie things at 9-9. Montgomery capped the scoring with a pull-up jay for the 11-9 edge after one.
It would take until 2:26 had come off the clock in the second before Montgomery provide the first points of the period. Connolly and Eripret continued to fight for Muhlenberg as they closed to within 15-13. They would then take their first lead of the game with 3;23 to go as Emily Vaughan knocked down a three. The Devils netted the next four thanks to Jenna Weinstein and Montgomery to go ahead 18-16. However, Eripret tied the score just prior to halftime with a tough layup in the lane.
The two teams shared the opening eight points of the third quarter as Clair Marion and Blackman scored for the Red Devils to keep things locked at 22-22. The seesaw game continued with Eripret and Marion trading buckets before Kremp drilled a triple and Weinstein finished at the rim to give the home side a 29-26 advantage. Emily Unger and Eripret answered back to level the score 29-29. Dickinson would take a 34-31 lead to the fourth thanks to a trey from Marion and two foul shots by Montgomery.
Dickinson opened the lead out to 37-32 early in the final period as Kolb hit once at the line and Kremp knocked down a shot off a feed from Blackman. A 5-2 Mules run capped off by an Eripret layup knotted the score at 39-39 with 2:55 remaining. The Red and White responded in a big way as Montgomery netted six straight points to make it 45-39 home team. Tara Szawaluk hit from deep and Vaughan drilled two at the line to cut the deficit to 47-44 with six seconds left. Muhlenberg would get one look at tying the game as Vaughan missed a corner three at the buzzer.
Red Devil Leaders
Points - Montgomery (17), Kremp (8), Marion (7)
Rebounds - Montgomery (15), Kremp and Marion (8)
Assists - Blackman (3), Lindsey Hollenshead, Kolb, and Kremp (2)
Points - Eripret (19)
Rebounds - Eripret (9)
Assists - Vaughan (3)
Next on the Court
Dickinson (11-10, 10-7 Centennial) will finish up this two-game homestand on Saturday afternoon when they host the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins University at 2 p.m. Hopkins (19-2, 16-1 Centennial) is coming off a 64-61 road win over nationally-ranked Gettysburg on Thursday night.
The Red and White fell 66-59 in overtime on January 6th in Baltimore. Dickinson had three players in double-digits that night as Blackman and Montgomery each had 16, while Marion notched 10.