FREDERICK, Md. The Hood Blazers lost a close battle against the Widener Pride 60-57 in a game that went down to the wire. The game was well fought until end with a close fourth quarter and 11 lead changes throughout the game.
Inside the Box Score
- Dajah Gee scored her first career double-double for the Blazers with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
- Taylor McGaughey added a career high 20 points. She made six 3-pointers, which tied the second most by a Blazer and the most since January 2014. She finished with an impressive 54 percent (6 of 11) from 3-point range and 50 percent (7 of 14) from the field.
- Ebony Pitt and Allie Appleby each had four assists.
How it Happened
- The two teams went back and forth in the first half, combining for six lead changes in the first two quarters. The second half finished with Widener leading 28-25.
- Hood trailed 36-35, but Appleby scored a layup and was fouled to give the Blazers a two-point edge with 4:56 to play. Widener went on a 14-4 run to finish out the third quarter with a 49-42 lead.
- The Blazers were able to tie the game twice in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer by McGaughey tied the game 55-55 with 3:58 to go and a free throw by Gee at 57-57 with 58 seconds left but were unable to retake the lead.
- Nikki Petri led the Pride with 17 points (five 3-pointers) and two steals. She was closely followed by teammates Allison Gallagher and Angelica Boria, who scored 13 and 12 points respectively.
Hood will face off at Stevenson on Wednesday, January 18 for a conference game in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth.