Scholtz’ dou­ble-dou­ble helps bring down WC

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CHESTERTOWN — Johns Hop­kins pulled away in the fourth quar­ter for a 63-45 win over host Washington in a Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence women’s bas­ket­ball game Satur­day.

The Shore ladies (4-3) ab­sorbed their sec­ond Cen­ten­nial loss in as many games to slip to 2-2 in the league.

Johns Hop­kins im­proved to 6-1 on the sea­son, 3-1 in the Cen­ten­nial — one game back in the win col­umn be­hind CC front-run­ner Get­tys­burg, which is fa­vored to re­peat as the con­fer­ence cham­pion.

This was the 11th win in a row over the Shore ladies for the Blue Jays, who are 37-3 all-time in the se­ries.

The Blue Jays opened up a 10-4 lead af­ter scor­ing eight unan­swered points and never trailed af­ter that. The spread was 13-8 at the end of the first pe­riod and 31-22 at in­ter­mis­sion.

Johns Hop­kins scored 12 of the first 16 points of the sec­ond quar­ter, capped by Mag­gie Spitzer’s layup that made it 25-12 with just un­der six min­utes re­main­ing in the half.

Washington re­duced the deficit to sin­gle dig­its by the break thanks to Cait­lyn Clark’s buzzer-beat­ing bucket.

Brid­get McLaughlin knocked down a jumper in the open­ing minute of the sec­ond half to get to 31-24, but Johns Hop­kins re­sponded with an 8-2 run. Lil­lian Scott’s 3-pointer made it 39-26 with 4 min­utes, 44 sec­onds to play in the third pe­riod.

McLaughlin’s three at the horn brought the deficit back down to 10 points, 4333.

Washington would get no closer.

Mid­way into the fourth quar­ter, the Blue Jays’ lead grew to 60-37 af­ter they pieced to­gether a 17-4 run in the span of 4:01.

Hop­kins’ Lexi Scholtz had a dou­ble-dou­ble of 10 re­bounds and a game-high 18 points. Scott con­trib­uted 14 points and Diarra Oden added nine points.

Rory Cole led all play­ers with 11 re­bounds, help­ing the Blue Jays to a com­mand­ing 51-30 ad­van­tage un­der the glass.

McLaughlin was the top gun for Washington with 11 points. Clark (five as­sists) and Tay­lor Sa­muels each scored nine points.

Washington shot only 28 per­cent from the floor.

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