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Conroy scores 13 in road test

Mallory Conroy (c) 2022 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mallory Conroy (c) 2022 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Johns Hopkins (9-2, 6-1 CC) 47, McDaniel (3-9, 1-6 CC) 38
What: Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game
When:
Thursday, Jan. 13
Where: Baltimore, Md.

THE SKINNY
Johns Hopkins finished the game on a 15-6 run after McDaniel rallied to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, securing a 47-38 home win.

THE LEADERS
Mallory Conroy (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) led the Green Terror with 13 points.
• Angela DiNunzio (Moorestown, N.J./Paul VI) added nine points.

FOR THE FOES
• Diarra Oden led all scorers with 21 points. She also had six rebounds – one of five Blue Jay players with five or more rebounds.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Johns Hopkins scored the first three points of the game before an Ellie Connelly (Sharpsburg, Md./Boonsboro) driving layup got McDaniel on the board 3:03 into the game. The teams traded points until an Angela DiNunzio 3-pointer gave the Green Terror a 9-7 edge with 2:45 to play in the opening period. Layups from Hallie Egan and Greta Miller put the Blue Jays in front 11-9 before Meggie Burgess (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) hit a jumper in the lane directly off an inbounds play in the final second of the period to tie the score for the third time.
• Johns Hopkins netted the first six points of the second quarter to open up a 17-11 lead just 2:41 into the period. Katie Klein (Port Charlotte, Fla./Imagine School at North Port) hit two free throws with 5:33 on the clock and then the first McDaniel field goal of the quarter with 4:21 to play to make it a 19-15 game. DiNunzio added a jumper 33 seconds later to trim the deficit to two. The Blue Jays, however, got five straight points from Diarra Oden to open up a 24-17 halftime lead.
• Johns Hopkins scored four of the first six points in the third quarter to open up a 28-19 lead with 8:41 to play. However, McDaniel then held the Blue Jays off the board for the next 8:19, putting together an 8-0 run to close to within 28-27. Four different Green Terror contributed points in the run. Emily Howie momentarily halted the momentum with a driving layup but Mallory Conroy (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) responded with a baseline jumper just before the buzzer to make it a 30-29 game entering the final 10 minutes.
• Michaela O'Neil pushed the lead back to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter before a Connelly 3-pointer tied the game for the first time since the end of the first quarter with 8:28 on the clock. An Erin Walsh free throw and Kristin Ralston second-chance layup on the same possession put those hosts back in front by three. After a Conroy free throw trimmed the deficit to 35-33, Oden hit driving layups on consecutive possessions to push the lead to 39-33 with 5:27 remaining. The run extended to 9-1 to give the Blue Jays their first double-digit lead of the game with 2:05 to play. A Conroy layup snapped a 7-minute, 48-second stretch without a field goal for McDaniel.

THE INSIDE STORY
Angela DiNunzio's first-quarter 3-pointer was the first made 3-pointer of her collegiate career.
• Johns Hopkins finished with a 47-27 rebounding advantage, including grabbing 16 offensive rebounds that led to 10 second-chance points.
• It was the fifth time this season that McDaniel held an opponent to fewer than 50 points.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Game time is 2 p.m.

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