SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Gettysburg College women's basketball team rolled to its sixth-straight victory with a 72-41 decision at Swarthmore College inside Tarble Pavilion on Saturday.
Gettysburg (14-4, 10-3 CC), which maintained its hold on second place in the Centennial Conference standings, scored 16 of the first 18 points and never trailed in the contest.
After combining for over 50 points in each of the last two games, junior Emily Gibbons (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) and sophomore Emma Dorshimer (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) delegated the scoring load to their younger teammates. Freshmen Kiera Cesareo (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) and Lindsay Hiner (New Britain, Pa./Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) each produced personal highs, the former going for 16 points and the latter posting 13 points.
Gibbons, Dorshimer, and junior Kendra Meredith (Boyds, Md./Northwest) did all their work in the first three quarters. Gibbons recorded her 14th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. She is just one double-double shy of tying Gettysburg's program record. Dorshimer tallied 10 points and seven rebounds, while Meredith finished with eight points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
Cesareo opened the game with a three-pointer and after Swarthmore (2-16, 2-11 CC) scored its first bucket, the Bullets ran off the next 13 points. A three-pointer by Dorshimer made it 16-2 with 5:26 left in the first quarter.
Leading 25-10 after one period, Gettysburg scored the first six points of the second quarter to take a 21-point lead. The Bullets doubled up the Garnet 34-17 at the half.
The visitors tacked on the first seven points of the third quarter with a lay-up by Dorshimer putting the score at 41-17 with 7:17 left in the period. The lead would dip below 20 just once in the remaining 17 minutes and reached a game-high 31 on lay-up by junior Jamie Relin (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township) with 15 seconds left.
Gettysburg scored 21 points off 19 Swarthmore turnovers. The Bullets also had a 34-16 edge in points in the paint and a 14-2 lead in fast-break points.
Gettysburg visits Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m.