By Pat Mariboe
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen continued to struggle on the road this season with a 39-59 loss against Gettysburg, putting their away record at 1-8 on the season, with a home record of 3-4.
They faced off against two strong teams in the Centennial Conference last week when they played at home to visiting schools Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins. The women went into the week posting a 5-11 overall record, and a 1-6 record against the conference.
Their first challenge occurred last Saturday against Muhlenberg. This was the two teams’ second meeting of the season, with the Mules taking an 82-51 victory early last month. This go-around, the Shorewomen looked to get some revenge on their conference opponents, this time on home court.
At the end of a highly contested first half, Muhlenberg were ahead 30-24. The Shorewomen looked to erase the six point deficit in the second half, but the Mules slipped away with just a little over 15 minutes to go, when the Mules scored 14 unanswered points, and crippled the Shorewomen’s chances of a comeback. The Mules outshot the Shorewomen 45-27 in the second half and kept that momentum up to ultimately take a 75-51 victory over Washington College. Junior Carley Kendall had 11 points and nine rebounds in the loss.
In their second game in the span of a four days, the Shorewomen played another home game in a conference matchup against Johns Hopkins. Washington College started off on the wrong foot in the second half, as they watched the Blue Jays take a 16-0 lead nearly seven minutes into the game. The Shorewomen fought back, however, and with some help from seniors Jackie O’Connell and Emily Hubley, managed to end the first half down 31-24. Johns Hopkins ended up winning the game 67-51, despite late game heroics from Kendall, who finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds. She would finish the game with a double-double.
The Shorewomen finished the week with a 5-12 overall record, and a 1-9 record in the conference. They look to regain their standing in the CC, as all nine of the their remaining games are conference games. Their next game is home on January 29 against conference-leading McDaniel, who have only lost one conference game this season.