McDaniel Women’s Basketball 2003-04 Sophomore Year

Women’s Basketball 2003-2004

11/22/2003

Buffalo State Tip-Off: McDaniel 91, SUNY Farmingdale 66

Buffalo NY — Costa and Powell Lead Terror to Lopsided Win Kristy Costa posted 20 points to lead McDaniel to a 91-66 win over Farmingdale State in the opening round of the Betty Abgott Invitational in Buffalo, New York. Costa’s 20 points and six boards were both team highs. Costa hit on 9 of her 13 shots from the field.


 

11/23/2003

Buffalo State Tip-Off: McDaniel 65, Buffalo State 62

Buffalo NY — McDaniel Wins Buffalo State Tourney

Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) and Pundt each scored nine.

Costa was named to the All-Tournament Team.


11/25/2003

McDaniel 65, Swarthmore College 39 

Swarthmore PA — McDaniel Swats Swat

Paybacks may have been in mind as Swarthmore was the only team to beat McDaniel on its home court when the Garnet Tide pasted a 70-60 blemish on the Terror last November 26th. The Green Terror returned the favor and then some at Tarble Pavilion this evening as Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Val. Cen.) and Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) teamed up to topple the Tide. Cramp scored a game-high 12-points, while Pundt added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists to the cause. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) tallied 9 points for the Terror and blocked a shot.

 


12/04/2003

McDaniel 61, Lebanon Valley College 62

Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ/ Absegami) led McDaniel recording a double-double. She scored a game high 20 points and ripped down 12 rebounds. Most of her points came in the game’s opening ten minutes. She also added four assists and three steals to aid the effort.


12/06/2003

McDaniel 74, Gettysburg College 58 

Gettysburg PA — Costa Delivers Martin’s 300th Win

Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for her second double-double in as many games to lead McDaniel to a 74-58 win over Gettysburg. The win was the 300th for McDaniel head coach Becky Martin.


01/09/2004

McDaniel 66, York College 55

Westminster MD — WBB: Strong Second Half Sacks Spartans

McDaniel College embarked on a 12-4 run to open the second half, and stretched their lead over York as wide as 14 points twice in the period. That gap was never in peril in the period as McDaniel went on to win 66-55. Kristy Costa(Galloway, NJ / Absegami) went seven of ten from the field for 16 points, leading McDaniel past the Spartans. Costa was the beneficiary of precise passing by Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s), who recorded a game-high six assists, four of which found Costa underneath for easy lay-ups. McIntire pulled down a team-high ten rebounds for McDaniel.

 


01/10/2004

McDaniel 79, Haverford College 52 

Haverford PA — WBB: McDaniel Handles Haverford on Road

All 16 players on McDaniel’s roster recorded substantial minutes as McDaniel rolled past Haverford 79-52 in Centennial Conference play. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scored 14 points, while Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Val. Cen.) added 12 for the Terror. 14 of McDaniel’s 16 players scored points, resulting in 34 points off of the bench. Green Terror guard Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) pulled in a game high twelve rebounds to accompany her eight points and five assists.


01/17/2004

McDaniel 103, Muhlenberg College 100 

Allentown, PA — WBB: McDaniel Saddles Mules in OT

The McDaniel College women’s basketball team remained undefeated in Centennial Conference play beating Muhlenberg 103-100 in overtime. The win marks the fourth time in the last five meeting McDaniel has defeated Muhlenberg, and the fourth time in those meetings the game was decided by three points or less. The game was the highest scoring women’s contest in Centennial Conference history, beating a record that was not even 24 hours old. Johns Hopkins and Muhlenberg combined for the old record of 192 points last night in Allentown. Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) scored a season-high of 20 points to go with her 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead McDaniel to the win. Freshman Allison Biggs (Sykesville, MD / Glenelg) scored 15, while Kristy Costa dumped in 14 for the Terror, which hit 53.5 percent of its shots in the game.


01/22/2004

McDaniel 76, Johns Hopkins University 60

Westminster, MD — WBB: Terror Takes Centennial’s Top Spot

McDaniel College dominated the closing minutes of the first half, and the entire second half to cruise to a 76-60 win over Johns Hopkins, ranked 11th in the latest d3hoops.com poll. The win puts McDaniel in sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference. The teams traded leads for the first eight minutes of the half until a Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) lay-up put the Terror ahead for good with 11:56 showing in the period. Cramp finished the night with 12 points. Hopkins kept it close until McDaniel embarked on a 7-0 run to make it a 30-21 game. McDaniel stretched the lead to 13 points, going into the locker room ahead by a 41-28 margin, largely due to accurate shooting. The Terror hit on 14 of 28 field goals in the half, while Hopkins hit just 12 of 31 shots. McDaniel finished the game hitting 45.5 percent of its shots. The Blue Jays made good on just 35.7 percent of its field goals. The second half looked much like the end of the first, with the Terror stretching the lead to as much as 20. A frustrated Hopkins never put the Terror lead in peril. McDaniel’s Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) and Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) each scored 16 for the game-high, while Costa pulled down nine rebounds. The Terror’s Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) pulled in a game-high 11 rebounds. McDaniel out- ebounded the Blue Jays 41-33.


01/28/2004

McDaniel 74, Washington College 58

Chestertown, MD — WBB: Terror Sacks Shorewomen

McDaniel College never trailed, and led by as many as 25 points as the Green Terror cruised to a 74-58 win over Washington College at the Cain Athletic Center Wednesday evening. The Shorewomen trailed by double-digits for all but the first 12:25 of the game as Kristy Costa scored a game-high 16 points, nine of which came in the first half. Costa also led the game in rebounds pulling down eight boards for the Terror.


01/31/2004

McDaniel 85, Ursinus College 41

Westminster, MD — WBB: McDaniel Breezes by Bears

McDaniel’s Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scored a game-high 17 points, hitting six of nine shots from the field in her 16 minutes. The win runs McDaniel’s streak to 10 straight wins, improving the Green Terror’s mark to 15-2, 11-0.


Kristy Costa Centennial Conference Player of the Week

February 2, 2004

Kristy Costa, McDaniel Sophomore, Forward,  5-10 Galloway, NJ (Absegami HS) Costa led McDaniel in scoring in both games of a 2-0 week with a 16.5 points per game average. She scored 17 points in 16 minutes in the win over Ursinus, and 16 points in 20 minutes at Washington. Costa hit on 13-of-21 shots from the field last week, and led the team with eight rebounds in Chestertown.


02/05/2004

McDaniel 66, Dickinson College 43

Westminster, MD — WBB: #21 McDaniel Survives Sluggish Start

McDaniel shot poorly through the majority of the first half, clicking on just 10 of 28 forced shots from the field, but got hot in the final five minutes to take control of the game.11 players scored at least a pair of points for the Terror, and most of them were responsible for the run that sealed the Red Devils fate. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) led the team in scoring dropping 14 points on Dickinson. Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) added nine assists to the effort, while Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) scored eight points and hauled in 10 boards.


02/10/2004

McDaniel 52, Johns Hopkins University 59

Baltimore, MD — WBB: Terror Streak Snapped at 13; Hopkins Draws

Even in CC

The Blue Jays led 47-36 with 11:24 remaining, but the Green Terror, a 76-60 winner over the Blue Jays just three weeks ago, then went on their 11-1 run. Back-to-back layups by Katy Powell (Smithsburg, MD/Smithsburg) and Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ/Absegami) made it 47-40 and Costa added a jumper and a free throw in a span of just 28 seconds to make it 48-45. Costa led the Terror with 15 points and eight rebounds


02/18/2004

McDaniel 78, Franklin & Marshall College 61

Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) registered a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds


02/21/2004

McDaniel 86, Muhlenberg College 77

McDaniel College overcame a halftime deficit of 13 points to knock off Muhlenberg 86-77 in Centennial Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) led all McDaniel scorers with 16 points on a seven of 12 effort from the field. In her swan song at McDaniel, senior Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) recorded nine assists, seven rebounds, six points and four steals. The team’s captain was honored before the game, which was the last regular scheduled home game for the Green Terror this season.


02/28/2004

Centennial Conference Championship Semi-Finals:

McDaniel 83, Muhlenberg College 76

McDaniel fell behind early, and trailed through the rest of the first half, but took an early lead in the second period to knock off Muhlenberg 83-76. The win advances the Green Terror to the Centennial Conference Championship finals for the third straight season.


McIntire and Costa Named All-CC

Kristy Costa was named Second Team All-Centennial Conference following a regular-season in which she was the Green Terror’s leading scorer and rebounder. Costa scored 13.0 points per game this season and pulled in 5.9 rebounds per outing for McDaniel. She shot 52.3 percent from the field. The sophomore forward established new career highs in every category this season. She scored a career-high 23 points against Gettysburg, and pulled down 12 rebounds and recorded four assists against Lebanon Valley. Her five steals against Swarthmore also established a new career high. Costa averaged 20.2 minutes per game this year.


03/03/2004

NCAA Championship Tournament: Opening Round:

McDaniel 71, Pittsburgh-Greensburg 64

Westminster, MD — WBB: Terror Bounces Bobcats

McDaniel held on to defeat a scrappy Pitt-Greensburg squad 71-64 Wednesday night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The win marks McDaniel’s first NCAA playoff win. McDaniel took an early lead, but a 12-0 run gave the Bobcats a 24-18 lead with 5:24 left in the first half. McDaniel responded in kind with a 19-6 run down the stretch and took a 37-30 lead. The Terror went ahead on a Katy Powell (Smithsburg, MD / Smithsburg) trifecta with 2:07 showing, and the Terror would not trail again. McDaniel would push the lead to as many as 16 points in the second half, but the Bobcats fought valiantly to cut the Terror lead down to five with 5:35 remaining in the second half. They wouldn’t come any closer. With the win the Terror go to 24-3 on the season and will play The College of New Jersey on Saturday in the next round of the tournament. That game will get underway in the Gill Center at 2:00p.m. Pitt-Greensburg falls to 22-7.


03/06/2004

NCAA Championship Tournament: Second Round:

McDaniel 70, TCNJ 65

Westminster, MD — WBB: Terror Tames the Lions; Advances to Sweet 16

The McDaniel College women’s basketball team opened the second half with an 18-3 run to recapture the lead from The College of New Jersey. The Green Terror held on down the stretch to take a 70-65 win before a crowd of 824 at the Gill Center on Saturday. The Green Terror advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time in the program’s history. The teams traded baskets through much of the first half with the Terror staying just in front of the Lions. McDaniel stretched the lead to six points on a Sara Franz (Catonsville, MD / Seton Keough) trey with 9:48 left in the opening period. The Lions Deana Cuzzo (Port Reading, NJ / Bishop Ahr) responded with a three of her own, which sparked a 14-4 New Jersey run. McDaniel’s six-point lead became a seven-point deficit with little more than four minutes in the half. The Terror still trailed seven with 1:04 remaining before Toby McIntire (Crofton, MD / St. Mary’s) and Brooke Weimer (Williamsport, MD / Williamsport) sandwiched a missed Theresa DeMedio (Berlin, NJ / Camden Catholic) three-pointer with a pair of deuces to get the Terror within three going into the break. The teams traded baskets to open the half before Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) slipped under a screen and took a perfect feed from McIntire finishing the play with a reverse lay-up for the 1,000th point of the junior’s career. She entered the game with 990 points to her credit. Cramp’s basket put McDaniel within a point before a Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) steal and lay-up on the next Lions’ possession at 18:15 of the second half gave McDaniel its first lead since the 7:24 mark in the first. Seizing the momentum early in the half, the Terror would score an additional 14 points over the next 6:31. Adrienne Warner (Sparta, NJ / Sparta) stopped the bleeding with a 12-foot jumper with 11:31 left in the game. Liz Martin (Shamong, NJ / Shawnee) brought the Lions within five scoring eight points over the next seven minutes, but her efforts alone were not enough. New Jersey got within four twice in the final two minutes, but the confident foul shooting of Franz and Weimer sealed the Lions’ fate. Pundt led McDaniel offensively and on the glass with 16 points and 11 rebounds. She hit on seven of her 11 shots from the field and was two-for-three at the line. The Green Terror got 15 points and nine rebounds out of McIntire. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scored 12 points and pulled in seven rebounds. Cramp scored 14 to leave herself with 1,004 points in her career. The Lion’s were the beneficiaries of 18 points and eight rebounds from Martin. Warner hit on eight of 13 shots from the field for 16 points and six rebounds on the afternoon. With the win, McDaniel improves to 25-3 on the season, and will await the winner of this evening’s Johns Hopkins at Marymount game in the round of 16.


03/12/2004

NCAA Championship Tournament: Sweet 16:

McDaniel 64, Marymount University 68

Arlington, VA — WBB: McDaniel’s Clock Finally Strikes Midnight

 

The looming specter that was season’s end finally caught up with Becky Martin’s squad. Everything was going according to script, but a last minute, Marymount re-write brought McDaniel’s season to an abrupt halt at the Verizon Sports Arena. The Saints knocked off McDaniel 68-64 before a capacity crowd in Arlington. McDaniel found itself in an early hole as the Saints embarked on a 7-0 run to start the game. Freshman Allison Biggs broke the McDaniel early jitters sinking a basket at 17:25 to get the Terror on the scoreboard. She got her Terror to 9-4 on the following possession. Rattled early by the home crowd, McDaniel found itself trailing by ten after Ashlee Courte drained a three just past the 12-minute mark. That shot seemed to sober the punch drunk Terror, who responded with a 14-6 run on the backs of and Biggs and Kelly Cramp to get within two. McDaniel was unable to close the gap heading into the locker room, and watched as the Saints pulled away by six to take a 37-31 lead into the break. The six point lead offered little intimidation to a team that has trailed at the half in all but one of its post-season games. As has been the custom throughout the postseason run, McDaniel came out hot in the second half. 11 seconds in, Cramp nailed a three-pointer to get McDaniel within three. A Tricia Murphy turnover on the next possession led to a Kristy Costa lay-up to get the Terror within one. The Green Terror finally managed to tie the game with 17:26 left to play as Costa finished a lay-up, followed by a successful trip to the line. Despite knotting the score, it took the Saints just 20 seconds to regain the lead and stretch it to five. Paced by the relentless Costa, McDaniel tied it once again with 13:40 as the sophomore finished a Toby McIntire pass on the fast-break. Costa’s jumper on the next possession gave the Terror its first lead with 13:07 showing. Costa accounted for 10 points and a pair of rebounds in the opening’seven minutes of the second half. She finished the game with 20 points having gone nine of 12 from the field and two-for-two at the line. With momentum on their side, McDaniel stretched the lead to six points when Cramp hit yet another three with little more than ten minutes remaining. That was the largest lead McDaniel would own in the contest. Costa’s final lay-up of the night finished a two-on-one run to perfection by Sara Franz, and gave McDaniel a 64-61 lead with 1:42 left in the game. Katie Jarvis responded with a lay-up to gate the Saints within one with 1:27 left in the contest. McDaniel turned the ball over on the following possession, and the Saints capitalized on the gaffe with a Randi Jones jumper to take a 65-64 lead with 39 ticks left on the clock. After carrying the offense on her back through the second half, Costa could not get her shot to fall on the ensuing possession. The Saints Adele Magnani hauled in the rebound and dished the ball to Nikki Rowland on the right sideline just above the three-point arc where Brooke Weimer fouled her to stop the clock. Rowland hit both of her shots in the double bonus to give the Saints a 67-64 lead with 11 seconds remaining. McDaniel got the ball up the court to Franz who shot a trey from the top left corner of the arc. The shot went up a touch heavy, banking off the back left corner of the rim into the waiting arms of Anetta Benja with three seconds left in the game. Franz fouled Benja immediately. Benja missed her first shot keeping the Terror’s slim hopes alive, but she would not falter on the second, giving her team the final 68-64 edge. Aside from Costa’s 20 points, McDaniel got 11 points from both Cramp and Weimer. Katie Jarvis’ 18 points led Marymount offensively. She clicked on five of her seven shots from the field, and was a perfect eight-for-eight at the line. As a team, McDaniel made just seven trips to the charity stripe, compared to the 23 chances afforded to the Saints. Marymount made good on 17 of those chances. With the loss, McDaniel concludes its finest season with a 25-4 mark. The Saints advance to the Elite Eight with a 26-4 record, and will face Rochester for the right to go to the Final Four. It all seemed strangely familiar, except for the outcome.


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