Red Devils Win Fourth Straight to Snap Blue Jays Win Streak

Red Devils Win Fourth Straight to Snap Blue Jays Win Streak

CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson women's basketball had four of five starters reach double-digits, including the first collegiate double-double for Caitlin Blackman as the Red and White picked up their fourth straight win with a 62-54 overtime win over conference-leading Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon at the Kline Center. The win for Dickinson snapped the Blue Jays 15-game winning streak. 

Johns Hopkins was a one-person show early as Diarra Oden gave the visitors a 6-0 lead. Gina Neigel finally got the first bucket for DC with 3:40 gone to make it 6-2, before Blackman added a layup. After Oden added three more, Mia Kolb along with Neigel went on a 7-0 push to put the Red and White on top 11-9. Hopkins went to the second in the lead thanks to four late points by Christine Corpuz.

Greta Miller and Erin Walsh extended the lead to 17-11, but then Jennifer Kremp, Kate Montgomery, and Blackman responded with five straight to close within 17-16 with 5:32 to go. The quarter of runs continued as the Jays scored five in a row, prior to triples from Kremp and Montgomery at the end of the period tying the game at 22 through 20 minutes.

The third quarter would go over two minutes before Kolb would finish off a layup, followed by a Neigel jumper making it 26-22 with 3:21 gone. The two teams shared the next ten points with Clair Marion hitting from deep for DC and Montgomery chipped in a layup to keep the home side in front 31-27. Lindsey Hollenshead, Kremp, and Marion gave Dickinson a 37-29 after three thanks to a late 6-2 run. 

The Blue Jays kicked off the final period with an 8-0 charge as Oden netted six points during that stretch which closed the gap to 37-36. After a free throw from Neigel made it 38-36, Jadyn Murray finished at the rim to tie the game. Hopkins retook the lead at 42-39 after Michaela O'Neil and Oden found the bottom of the net. A layup by Kolb pulled the Red and White within 42-41 with four minutes left. However, the scoring would dry up over the next three minutes until O'Neil converted a layup with just 43-ticks left. Hopkins extended the lead to 45-41 on a free throw by O'Neil. However, DC would not go away as out of a timeout Blackman drilled a triple (45-44). The final ten seconds had a lot of action as Oden split a pair at the line leaving it at 46-44. The Devils took advantage of the timeout and advance rule as Blackman drew a foul and hit two free throws to tie things at 46-46 forcing overtime. 

Oden tallied twice for the Jays, while Kolb and Marion scored for Dickinson to lock the game at 50 with just over a minute gone in overtime. Blackman and Kremp each knocked home two from the charity line, while Montgomery buried a shot from distance to cap a 7-0 run for a 57-50 lead with 42-seconds left. A Miller layup cut it to 57-52, but Dickinson hit five-of-six free throws down the stretch to seal the 62-54 win.

Red Devil Leaders

Points - Kremp (12), Blackman and Montgomery (11), Neigel (10)

Rebounds - Blackman (12), Kolb (7)

Assists - Blackman and Montgomery (3)

Blue Jay Leaders

Points - Oden (27), O'Neil (9)

Rebounds - Corpuz and Murray (9)

Assists - Murray (2)

Next on the Court

Dickinson (12-10, 11-7 Centennial) will make the short drive over to Lancaster on Wednesday night to battle the Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall College at 6 p.m. F&M (9-14, 7-11 Centennial) is coming off a 63-56 loss at Muhlenberg on Saturday afternoon.

Previous Meeting

Back on November 30th in Carlisle, the Devils used an 18-6 second-quarter spurt to cruise past the visiting Diplomats by a score of 53-37 at the Kline Center. The Red and White were led by 11 each from Montgomery and Neigel.