Tuesday's Women's Hoop Recap
Sara Kinsley, Gettysburg
Johns Hopkins 62, Occidental 51
Chantal Mattiola (13) and Stephanie Fong (12) combined for 25 points and a stifling defense held Occidental to just 31.3 percent shooting from the floor as Johns Hopkins toppled the Tigers. Alex Vassila added nine points and 10 rebounds.
Messiah 67, Gettysburg 58
Senior center Sarah Kinsley broke the school record for career blocked shots, but the Gettysburg College women's basketball team lost by a score of 67-58 to Messiah College in the championship game of the Gettysburg Days Inn Tournament Tuesday afternoon in Bream Gymnasium. The Bullets (4-6) trailed by only three with just over three minutes left before Messiah (9-3) used a 7-0 run to pull away. The Falcons then salted the game away at the foul line, where they went 8-for-8 inside the final 1:16. Kinsley's first block of the game, which came at the 9:11 mark of the first half, gave her 148 for her career – one more than Katie Reilly had from 2003-07. She added one more block and finished the game with six points and six rebounds. Junior forward Alyssa Oursler posted season-highs of 15 points and nine rebounds to go with four assists to earn a spot on the all-tournament team for Gettysburg.
Puerto Rico-Bayamon 65, Swarthmore 53
Closing out its winter break trip in Puerto Rico, the Swarthmore College women's basketball team (4-6) got a season-high 17 points from senior Genny Pezzola and 11 points from junior Eliza Polli but ultimately fell to host Puerto Rico-Bayamon 65-53 on Tuesday afternoon. Pezzola and Polli both got it done from behind the arc, each tallying three three-pointers. Sophomore Katie Lytle put together a solid all-around performance, pulling down 12 rebounds, scoring eight points and dishing out five assists.