WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Delaware Valley University 67, Washington College (Md.) 57
DOYLESTOWN (Pa.) – Dom Moser and Ashley Smink combined for 50 points to lead Delaware Valley University to a 67-57 non-conference victory over visiting Washington College (Md.) on Saturday afternoon.
The Aggies got back to one game over .500 at 7-6 overall while the Shorewomen dropped to 5-6.
DelVal struggled in the first quarter and shot just 17.6-percent (3-for-17) from the field while Washington went 7-for-13 (53.8%), including a pair of treys, to take a 19-11 lead into the second stanza.
The Aggies found themselves down, 24-11, just a minute and a half into the second before going on a 17-4 run to tie the game at 28-28 with 1:03 left before the break. Smink led the charge with eight points including a pair of 3-pointers and Moretti scored four. In the waning seconds of the half, Moser connected for an and-1 to give DelVal a 31-30 lead at the half.
The teams traded baskets to start the third, and Taylor Samuels hit a jumper to put the Shorewomen on top, 36-35, halfway through the quarter.
From there, the Aggies went on an 11-2 run to take a 46-38 lead that they would not relinquish the rest of the day. Moser scored nine points in that stretch and sprung Smink with an assist for a fast break layup to cap the run. DelVal led 48-42 going into the fourth.
The Aggies scored nine of the first 10 points in the final quarter to take their largest lead of the game at 14, 57-43, and cruised the rest of the way to the 67-57 home victory.
Moser finished with game-highs of 28 points, nine rebounds, and four assists to go with two steals. Smink followed with 22 points and five boards, four offensive, a steal, and a blocked shot. Moretti and Danielle Skedzielewski each scored seven with Moretti grabbing six rebounds and Skedzielewski picking up four assists. Grohowski hauled in seven boards and Sarah Wills rounded out the scoring with three points to go with four rebounds, one steal and an assist. The Aggies shot 20-for-23 (87%) from the charity stripe.
Washington was led by 12 points from Cassidy Quattro as nine other players scored in the game including Thiemann who had nine. Samuels led the team on the glass with seven rebounds and also chipped in nine points.
Today was the final non-conference game of the regular season for the Aggies as the look ahead to 12 straight Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom games, beginning at Misericordia on Wednesday, January 9 at 8 p.m.