CARLISLE, Pa. - The Dickinson women's basketball team struggled shooting the ball all night going just 14-63 (22.2%) from the field and just 2-20 (10%) beyond the arch as the Washington College Shorewomen did just enough to hold off the Red and White by a final of 47-39 on Tuesday night at the Kline Center in the first round of the Centennial Conference playoffs.
Gina Neigel and Serena Pluta traded buckets inside the opening minute. Washington then went on a 5-2 push with a triple from Andrea Prestianne and jumper by Joy Sanders making it 8-4 with 3:36 left. Mia Kolb and Neigel tallied for the Red and White late in the first to trail 8-7 after one.
Dickinson took a 12-11 early the second with Kolb hitting from deep, while Kate Montgomery scored in the paint. Crystal Jones put the visitors back on top with a three, before Caitlin Blackman and Jennifer Kremp got into the scoring to give DC a 15-14 edge at the halfway point. A layup by Madeline Williams with 4:21 remaining was the final bucket of the half as Washington went to the locker room up 16-15.
The two teams shared the opening eight points of the third with Montgomery and Neigel scoring for the Red and White to hold the margin at one 20-19. Washington responded with a 6-2 push coming on baskets by Kaleigh White, Prestianne, and Sanders stretching the lead to 26-21. Clair Marion and Jenna Weinstein hit the bottom of the net for the Devils to cut the deficit to 28-25. Williams finished off a layup with eight-seconds left to take a 30-25 advantage to the final frame.
Kolb and Montgomery scored to begin the fourth to make it 30-29 with 1:17 gone. Williams, Prestianne, and Sanders began to put some distance between the two sides with a 9-2 run as a Blackman layup was the only DC bucket to extend the advantage out to 39-31 at the 5:44 mark. Kremp and Montgomery tried to keep the home side within reach as they cut it to 41-36. Unfortunately, Washington closed the game on a 7-3 run with Kremp hitting from deep to setup the 47-39 final.
Red Devil Leaders
Points - Montgomery (10), Neigel (8), Kremp (7)
Rebounds - Kolb and Montgomery (8)
Assists - Blackman and Kremp (4)
Points - Prestianne (11), Williams (10)
Rebounds - Kiersten Rose (11), Hudock (10)
Assists - Jones, Prestianne, and Williams (2)
Dickinson ends the season at 14-11 overall and 13-7 in the Centennial. Head coach Aby Diop and the rest of the Devils will now turn their attention to the fall and the 2022-23 campaign.