McDaniel Women’s Basketball 2004-05 Junior Year

Women’s Basketball 2004-2005

Junior Kristy Costa is one of the topfrontcourt players in the Conference. She

averaged 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per

game while shooting 50.9 percent from the

floor as a Sophmore

Catholic University Tip-Off Tournament:   McDaniel 73, Catholic 62
Washington, DC — Terror Advances to Finals at Catholic Tip-Off

McDaniel, who came into the game ranked 9th in preseason polling, got strong performances from its upperclassmen especially guard Kelly Cramp as they pulled away from CUA in the last seven minutes of the contest. The game was closer than the final score suggested, however. McDaniel moves on to play Moravian, a 65-49 winner in the tournament’s first game, Saturday at 4 pm. Catholic hosts Gwynedd-Mercy at 2 pm.

Catholic University Tip-Off Tournament:   McDaniel 51, Moravian 66
Washington, DC — Moravian Knocks Off No. 9 McDaniel Claims CUA Tip-Off Tournament Championship

The Green Terror could find no answer for Greyhound junior forward Sarah Seaman, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Seaman had 25 points and eight rebounds in the game. Junior guard Kristy Costa, who dropped in 11 points, paced McDaniel. McDaniel’s Costa as well as senior guard Brooke Weimer were named to the all-tournament team.

McDaniel 66, Swarthmore 49
Westminster, MD — #21 Terror Topples Tide With Second Half Run

The McDaniel College women’s basketball team went on an eight minute 25-7 run in the second half to blow open what had been an otherwise close game to begin its Centennial Conference title defense. The home standing Terror defeated the Garnet Tide 66-49 at the Gill Center.

McDaniel 75, Washington 30
Chestertown, MD — Defense Wins Game for Terror#21-ranked McDaniel defeated Washington on Tuesday night, 75-30.

McDaniel 73, Gettysburg 64
Westminster, MD — Terror Hold off Late Bullet Run, 73-64

McDaniel had a balanced attack with four players in double figures. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) led the way with 12 points, adding 6 rebounds and 5 steals.

McDaniel 62, Dickinson 65
Carlisle, PA — Dickinson Upsets McDaniel, 65-62Dickinson hosted McDaniel on December 7, and upset the #24-ranked Terror 65-62.

Kelly Cramp finished the game with a team-high 16 points, on 8 for 14 shooting from the field. Costa added seven points and 10 rebounds, while Pundt recorded five blocks on the night for the Terror. Pundt moved into fourth on McDaniel’s all-time leaders for career blocks with 84.

McDaniel 58, Lebanon Valley 52
Anneville, PA — McDaniel Defeats Lenanon Valley 58-52

Junior Kristy Costa finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the Terror, with senior Sarah Franz adding 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.

McDaniel 61, Gwynedd Mercy 46
Westminster, MD — Terror Avenge Last Year’s Defeat to GriffinsThe McDaniel College women’s basketball team defeated Gwynedd-Mercy 61-46 on Saturday afternoon at the Gill Center.


McDaniel 66, Franklin & Marshall 53
Lancaster, PA — Costa Drops 21 on Dips. Kristy Costa scored a team-season high 21 points to lead the McDaniel College (8-2, 4-1) women’s basketball team to a 66-53 win at Franklin & Marshall (3-7, 2-3). All 15 players on the Terror roster saw minutes with 11 contributing points to the victory. Costa hit on 8-of-12 shots from the field, and nailed 5-of-6 attempts from the charity stripe. She also had 3 rebopunds, 3 steals and a pair of assists, making the most of her minutes, which were limited to 15 by fould trouble.


McDaniel 96, Haverford 47
Westminster, MD — Terror Drives Past FordsThe McDaniel College (9-2, 5-1) women’s basketball team won their 16th straight at home with a 96-47 victory over Haverford (3-6, 0-4) on Saturday.Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) led the way with 15 points in only 15 minutes of work.


McDaniel 76, York 63
York, PA — Strong Second Half Drops Spartans

Kristy Costa scored seven straight points in the opening minutes of the second period to put the Terror ahead. A foul shot with 18:54 left in the game gave McDaniel a lead the Terror would not relinquish. Costa finished the game with 18 points to lead McDaniel in the scoring column for the third time in as many games. Her nine rebounds were a game-high.


McDaniel 80, Bryn Mawr 54
Bryn Mawr, PA — Terror Overwhelms Owls

Kristy Costa scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds to lead McDaniel (11-2, 6-1) to an 80-54 win at Bryn Mawr (0-12, 0-7). Costa has led the Terror in scoring in each of McDaniel’s past four games.


McDaniel 62, Ursinus 44
Collegeville, PA — McDaniel’s Second Half Buries Bears

McDaniel’s Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) added 10 points and nine boards for the Terror.

Centennial Conference January 11, 2005

Kristy Costa, McDaniel (Jr, G, Galloway, NJ / Absegami) – Costa averaged 18 points per game in McDaniel’s two wins last week, in only 15 minutes of play per contest. She shot 15-of-22 (68%) from the field in those two games. She added nine rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Jan 19-2005

Costa Receives National Honor

Junior forward Kristy Costa (pictured above) was named to the Team of the Week for the week of January 10 through the 16. Costa averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in only 17 minutes of action last week in McDaniel’s four wins. She shot 21 of 39 from the field as the Terror won by a margin of 21 points per contest.

McDaniel 87, Muhlenberg 59
Westminster, MD — WBB: Terror Mauls Mules, 87-59

The Terror won easily despite their leading scorer coming in, Kristy Costa, playing only seven minutes because of foul trouble. She still finished game with seven points and four rebounds.

McDaniel 77, Johns Hopkins 59
Baltimore, MD — Green Terror Golden at Goldfarb

The Green Terror took a ten point lead midway through the second half when Franz nailed a three-pointer, effectively icing homestanding Hopkins. The Blue Jays only managed to get inside of ten points briefly with 2:15 left in the game, but Kristy Costa answered with a lay-up to start a 9-0 run to close out the game. The Terror got 12 points out of Costa and Amy Watson, and an additional 10 from Katy Powell.

McDaniel 71, Gallaudet 53
Westminster, MD — WBB: Terror Defeats Bison, 71-53

The McDaniel women’s basketball team overcame poor shooting to defeat the Bison 71-53 on Monday night. The Terror shot 34% from the floor (27-80), and only 19% from behind the arc (3-16), but their defense and rebounding helped them pull away in the second half.

McDaniel 74, Washington 41
Westminster, MD — Terror Breezes Past Shorewomen

The Terror pulled ahead by ten at the break, 33-23. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scored six of her team-high 12 first half points during that run. Costa finished with game-highs of 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. She also had two thefts in only 22 minutes of work. Her assist total set a new career-high mark, while her points matched her season’s best.

McDaniel 65, Ursinus 39
Westminster, MD — McDaniel Defeats Ursinus, 65-39

Westminster, MD – The McDaniel women’s basketball team defeated Ursinus 65-39 on Saturday, winning their 20th game in a row at home in the Gill Center, currently the seventh best streak in women’s Division III basketball. Two Terror scored in double figures, with Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) and Heather Thompson (Dauphin, PA / Central Dauphin) scoring 11 apiece.

Press of Atlantic City

January 31, 2005

Costa earns Division III national honor

Press staff, wire reports

McDaniel College women’s basketball player Kristy Costa (Absegami) was named to the NCAA Division III National Team of the Week for the week ending Jan. 16. Costa averaged 13.5 points and seven rebounds in McDaniel’s four wins. The junior shot 21 for 39 from the floor. Costa also scored 11 points in the Terror’s 65-39 win over Ursinus College on Jan. 29 and tallied a team-high 12 points in McDaniel’s 74-41 win over Washington (Pa.) on Jan. 26.

JANUARY 30, 2005 Centennial Conferenece

Women’s Basketball

Player of the Week

Kristy Costa, McDaniel Junior, Guard, 5-10 Galloway, NJ (Absegmi HS) Costa once again put up impressive numbers in the limited minutes played by the Terror starters. Costa averaged 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 steals in only 19 minutes in each of the three wins last week.

McDaniel 74, Gettysburg 66
Gettysburg, PA — Terror Escapes the Bullets

The Bullets shot out to a 39-25 halftime lead against the Terror, behind Jen Bengel’s 11 points and eight rebounds.

McDaniel would answer once the second half got underway, going on a 22-6 run to take a 47-45 lead. The two schools would trade baskets until the final minute of play, with McDaniel’s Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami), Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central), and Heather Thompson (Dauphin, PA / Central Dauphin) hitting big free-throws (7 of 8) to give the Terror the lead, and eventually the 74-66 win.

Costa led the Terror with a season-high 22 points, while Cramp added 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Thompson came off the bench to net a career-high 15 points, while setting another career-high with seven rebounds.

McDaniel 85, Haverford 52
Haverford, PA — Terror Press Breaks Down Fords

McDaniel shot out to a 7-1 lead three minutes into the game as Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) poured in five of her game-high 13 points during that span. Costa led the way for the Terror with 13 points and eight rebounds.

(Second Week in a Row)

Centennial Conference

Women ‘ ‘s Basketball FEBRUARY 7, 2005

Player of the Week

Kristy Costa , McDaniel Junior, Guard, 5-10 Galloway , NJ (Absegmi HS) Costa scored a total of 35 points in only 41 total minutes of action (17.5 ppg.) in McDaniel’s two wins last week to help the Green Terror clinch a playoff spot. Costa hit crucial free throws late in the game versus Gettysburg for the come-from-behind win. Costa also had 12 rebounds and four steals last week in the limited action.

McDaniel 80, Johns Hopkins 81
Westminster, MD — Hopkins Defeats Terror in OT

The McDaniel women’s basketball team tried to accomplish something that hasn’t happened since 1984; sweep Johns Hopkins in a season. They had two opportunities on Tuesday night to do so. The Terror was only a defensive series in regulation from doing so, and then had a second chance literally slip away with two seconds remaining in the overtime. But for the 20th year in a row, the Blue Jays defeated the Terror at least once. The Terror fell 81-80 in overtime to the Blue Jays in the Gill Center, ending a 20-game home win streak and a 15-game overall win streak.

Johns Hopkins took a 4-0 lead two minutes in, off of Ashanna Randall’s only two baskets of the game. It took the Terror over three minutes before they scored their first points, when Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) hit a bank shot with 16:30 to go in the first half to cut the lead to two, 4-2. McDaniel would then go on a 20-10 run to take a 22-14 lead with 7:20 remaining in the first half.

The Blue Jays would then run off 15 unanswered points to take a 29-22 lead, with Hopkins’ Julie Miller scoring seven of the points. McDaniel would halt that run when Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) hit a jumper with 3:13 left in the half. The Terror would score seven of the next nine points to knot the score at 31-31 with 29 seconds to go. Hopkins’ Ashley Felix would nail a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jays a 34-31 lead heading into the half.

Randall pulled down nine boards in the first half for the Jays.

Hopkins would keep the lead for the first four and half minutes of the second half until McDaniel’s Katy Powell (Smithsburg, MD / Smithsburg) found Heather Thompson (Dauphin, PA / Central Dauphin) for a lay-up to give the Terror a 41-39 lead.

The Blue Jays would regain the lead at 46-45 when Felix stole the ball and made the fastbreak lay-up. The Terror would get the lead right back when Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) hit a jumper with 11:53 left to go in the game. Cramp’s basket would be the start of a 12-2 Terror run giving them a 57-48 lead with 8:43 to go in the game.

McDaniel would hold a lead of five or more points until an 8-2 Hopkins run that brought the Jays within one point, 67-66 with two minutes to go in the game.

Neither team would score for the next minute and a half, forcing Hopkins to foul with 25 seconds to go. Brooke Weimer (Williamsport, MD / Williamsport) sunk both free-throws, giving the Terror a 69-66 lead. The Jays would call timeout with 20 seconds left. Following the timeout, the Jays found Julie Miller for a wide open three-pointer to send the game into overtime.

In the overtime, the Jays would hold a three-point lead on three different occasions during the first minute of the extra period, with the Terror hitting three of four from the charity stripe to tie the game 76-76 with 3:06 to go in overtime.

Powell would sink two more free-throws to give the Terror a 78-76 lead, but Hopkins would tie the game back up with Miller sinking two freebies. Costa would make one of two free-throws to make it 79-78 Terror with two minutes to go. The Jays’ Tamera Means would follow suite making one of two from the foul line to tie the game back up at 79 apiece with a minute remaining.

Costa would be fouled on a lay-up with 52 seconds on the clock, and again hit one of two from the charity stripe, giving the Terror an 80-79 lead.

Miller would nail a jumper with 30 seconds left in overtime to give the Jays an 81-80 lead.

After a McDaniel timeout, Pundt missed a lay-up with two seconds on the clock, but an ensuing jump ball gave the Terror one last shot for the win. With the ball under their basket, Cramp passed it to Pundt who was under the basket but slipped as time expired.

Johns Hopkins would win 81-80 in front of 1,323 fans at the Gill Center.

McDaniel was held to a season-low two steals, as Hopkins took care of the ball all game finishing with only 14 turnovers. The Jays’ Felix and her teammates put the pressure on the Terror, forcing them into 22 turnovers.

Cramp led the Terror with a season-high 20 points on 8 for 11 shooting from the field. Thompson added a career-high 17 points on 6 for 11 from the floor (5-6 from the foul line). Weimer finished with a career-high seven rebounds, adding eight points and five assists to fill out her stat line.

The Jays were led by Alissa Burkholder’s 19 points (8-12 from the field). Felix had a fantastic all-around game, finishing with nine points, six assists, four steals, and two rebounds. Randall pulled down a game-high 13 boards.

With the loss, McDaniel drops to 13-2 in the Centennial Conference, 19-3 overall. Hopkins moves to 17-4 overall, and 12-2 in the conference.

McDaniel 72, Bryn Mawr 46
Westminster, MD — Terror Shoots Down Owls

The McDaniel women’s basketball team picked up their 20th win of the season by beating the visiting Bryn Mawr Owls by a final of 72-46.

The Terror shot out to a 12-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game, with Kristy Costa  (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) scoring six and assisting on another. McDaniel had contributions from everyone, with Costa leading the way with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

All-Centennial Team
Lancaster, PA — McDaniel Pair Lands on Second Team Kristy Costa (Jr. Galloway, NJ / Absegami) and Kelly Cramp (Sr. Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) were both named to the All-Centennial Conference Women’s Basketball Second Team when the squad was released Wednesday afternoon.For Costa, the Second Team selection is a step-up from the Honorable Mention earned during the 2003-04 season’s championship run. She was named the Centennial Conference’s Player of the Week on three separate occasions this season, more than anyone else on any of the All-Centennial Teams with the exception of Dickinson’s Ally Teatom, a First Team selection who was also a three-time Player of the Week pick. Costa was McDaniel’s leading scorer in 12 games this season averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 18.4 minutes per contest. Her 312 points, .492 field goal percentage, 141 rebounds, and 43 steals were all team bests for the 22-3 Terror.Cramp was named to the Second Team at the guard position for the second time in three years. She earned the same honors her sophomore season landing on the 2002-2003 edition of the Centennial’s mythical lineup.Cramp was second on the team in scoring with 242 points (9.7 ppg), and pulled in 94 rebounds, with 82 of them coming on the defensive end. Cramp was second only to Costa in steals with 42, and was third on the team in assists with 65. The guard was also third on the team with 11 blocked shots, and hit an impressive 32 of 34 free throws for a .941 percentage from the line.

Centennial Conference Semi-Finals:   McDaniel 72, Johns Hopkins 59
Baltimore, MD — McDaniel Advances to Conference Final. The #24-ranked McDaniel women’s basketball team defeated Johns Hopkins 72-59 on Saturday night to advance the Centennial Conference championship game. The Terror will travel to Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Sunday to play the Dickinson Red Devils who defeated Swarthmore 63-41 on Saturday.McDaniel jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the game’s first seven minutes, with five different Terror scoring during that run. McDaniel’s Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) ripped down an offensive rebound and found Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) who sank a three-pointer to give the Terror a 5-2 lead with 16:10 remaining in the first half, a lead the Terror would not relinquish the remainder of the contest.Whitney Davis ended McDaniel’s 10-0 run with a fastbreak lay-up at the 12:18 mark of the first half, pulling the Blue Jays within eight points at 12-4.Following two Blue Jay free throws, the Terror went on an 8-2 run to take a 20-8 lead with 8:44 to go in the first half. Cramp contributed another three-pointer and added two free throws for the Terror during that span.McDaniel front court mates Theresa Hess (Medford, NJ / Shawnee) and Amy Watson (Lancaster, PA / Hempfield) would find Heather Thompson (Dauphin, PA / Central Dauphin) on two different occasions for easy lay ins, with Watson’s touch pass under the rim to Thompson extending the Terror lead to 26-13 with 5:17 remaining in the first half.The Blue Jays would then begin to charge, literally, as McDaniel’s Katy Powell (Smithsburg, MD / Smithsburg) and Thompson forced two Hopkins’ offensive fouls within a minute span. Powell, wearing number-23, swished a Jordan-like turnaround jumper before the half to give the Terror a 35-20 lead heading into the half.The McDaniel defense held Hopkins to only 28% shooting from the floor in the first half, forcing 13 Blue Jay turnovers. Nine Terror scored in the first 20 minutes, with Cramp leading the way with eight points to go along with six rebounds.Pundt invited the Blue Jays to a block part to begin the second half, turning away two Hopkins’ lay-up attempts in the first two minutes of the second half. Pundt also scored the first points of the second half to give the Terror their biggest lead of the game at 37-20.Hopkins reeled off a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to pull within ten, but McDaniel’s Brooke Weimer (Williamsport, MD / Williamsport) gained the momentum back for the Terror by going from one end of the court to the other for two points to extend the lead back out to double digits 39-29 with 16:37 remaining in the game. Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) kept the Terror fans on their feet as she made an acrobatic lay-up the very next McDaniel possession.McDaniel’s Watson and Thompson would draw two consecutive offensive fouls on Blue Jay front court members, which spurred a six and half minute span where Hopkins failed to connect on a field goal. The Terror would up their lead to 48-33 when Weimer found Cramp underneath the basket who pump faked and laid it in with 11:30 left in the contest.

Hopkins’ Alissa Burkholder capped a 6-2 Blue Jay run with a 15-foot jumper, to make it 50-39 Terror with 7:29 left. McDaniel held a lead of 10 or more points over the next four minutes until the Blue Jays made one final push by going on a 7-1 run to cut McDaniel’s lead to only seven points, 63-56, with 1:56 left in the game. Burkholder capped the Blue Jay run with a theft at midcourt which led to an uncontested lay-up.

The Terror entered the final two minutes of play hitting on only 57% of their shots from the charity stripe (13-23), but would connect on 9 of 10 to finish out the game and the Blue Jays, winning by a final of 72-59 and advancing to the Centennial Conference championship game for the fourth year in a row.

Cramp led McDaniel with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Pundt added nine points, five rebounds, and four blocks. Powell came off the bench to sink 6 of 6 from the foul line, four of them coming in the game’s final two minutes.

The Blue Jays were led by Julie Miller who finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Hopkins finishes the season with a 21-5 record.

McDaniel ups their record to 23-3 and will travel to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to face #1-seed Dickinson. Tipoff is set for 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Centennial Conference Championship Finals:   McDaniel 70, Dickinson 54
Carlisle, PA — McDaniel Repeats as Centennial Champions. The 24th-ranked McDaniel women’s basketball team defeated the 19th-ranked Dickinson Red Devils 70-54 on Sunday to win the Centennial Conference title for the second straight year. The Terror gain an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament with the victory.The Terror jumped out to an early 12-1 lead on the Devils, hitting on five of their first six shots inside the arc. Dickinson didn’t make their first field goal until the 12:17 mark of the first half when Laura Houseal made a fastbreak lay-up which capped a 4-0 Devil run. McDaniel continued to put it on the top-seeded Devils, taking a 23-8 when Kristy Costa (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) made her third field goal in as many tries. Dickinson’s Christine Giordano answered with the Devils’ second made bucket from the floor to make it 23-10 Terror with seven minutes remaining in the half.Following a Sara Franz (Catonsville, MD / Seton Keough) jumper with six minutes to go until break, McDaniel was called for five fouls leading to seven Devil free throws over the next two minutes, including a three-point play by the Devils’ Allyson Teatom which pulled Dickinson within 10 points at 29-19. That would be the closest the Devils would get the remainder of the game.McDaniel took a 33-21 lead into halftime, holding Dickinson to only four made field goals out of 28 attempts (14%). The Devils were helped by the 14 first half fouls called on McDaniel, leading to 13 Dickinson points from the charity stripe.The Terror shot 56% from the floor in the first 20 minutes, while outrebounding the Devils 25 to 17. Teatom pulled down seven offensive rebounds for the Devils, but could only muster that three-point play the whole first half. Teatom and Megan Shelley, All-Centennial first teamers for Dickinson, shot a combined two of 14 from the field before heading into the half. McDaniel once again had balanced scoring, with Allison Biggs (Sykesville, MD / Glenelg) coming off the bench to lead the Terror with eight points and three rebounds.Jacqueline Pundt (Mt. Airy, MD / Western Tech) found Kelly Cramp (Pennington, NJ / Hopewell Valley Central) under the rim for a lay-up to begin the second half for the Terror, extending their lead to 37-23, a spread the Devils would not be able to cut into the rest of the game. The Terror gained their biggest lead 63-43 at the 6:43 mark of the second half. A 7-1 Devils run followed, pulling within 14 with three minutes to play, but the Terror held on to win 70-54 in front of a 1000-plus crowd.McDaniel shot 52% from the field for the game, with the Devils hitting only 29% of their attempts. It was Dickinson’s first home loss on the season.

11 Terror contributed to the scoring column, with Heather Thompson (Dauphin, PA / Central Dauphin) and Cramp finishing with 12 apiece. Cramp added five rebounds and four assists.

Dickinson’s Teatom finished with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, nine offensive.

Both schools now have a 24-3 record, with McDaniel earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Dickinson is forced to wait until Sunday night, hoping to grab one of even at-large bids given out to conference runner-ups.

NCAA Championship Tournament: First Round:   McDaniel 71, Frostburg State 64
Westminster, MD — McDaniel Holds Off Frostburg State, Advances to Second RoundThe 17th-ranked McDaniel women’s basketball team defeated visiting Frostburg State 71-64 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball championship. The Terror will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania to face #1-ranked Scranton (26-1) on Saturday night for a 7:00 pm tipoff.McDaniel and Frostburg traded baskets for the first six minutes of the game, with no team leading by more than three points until Stephanie Watts made a layup at the 13:39 mark of the first half to give the Bobcats a 14-9 lead. The Terror reeled off six unanswered points over the next minute thanks to Kelly Cramp and Sara Franz three-pointers taking back the lead 15-14 with 12:19 left in the first half. The two schools traded baskets over the next three and a half minutes, with the score tied 19-19. McDaniel would finish out the half with a 19-3 run, holding the Bobcats to one for 12 shooting from the floor over the final nine minutes of the first half. The Terror took a 38-22 lead in the half.The Terror bench scored 21 first half points, tying what the Bobcat starters scored. Cramp led McDaniel with eight points and four rebounds in the first half. Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Co-Player of the Year Tracey Little was held to only 2-9 shooting for four points for the Bobcats through the first 20 minutes.McDaniel started out the second half with a 7-2 run which gave them a 45-24 lead, their biggest of the game. Frostburg followed by reeling off eight unanswered points over a two-minute span making the score 45-32 with 15:36 left in the game. Brooke Weimer seemed to hit her two three-pointers at key moments in the game, the first one coming with 13:19 left in the contest to give the Terror a comfortable lead at 50-34. Frostburg would then make it uncomfortable, going on an 8-1 run to pull within single digits 51-42 with nine minutes remaining. Then came the second big trifecta by Weimer, which led to a 5-0 Terror run over the next minute of play.The Terror would hold a double digit lead until Little made a layup to make it 62-54 with 4:22 left. Following Allison Biggs making one of two from the charity stripe for McDaniel, the Bobcats would reel off six unanswered to pull within three, 63-60 with three minutes to go.Cramp would hit a huge three-pointer for the Terror, making it 66-60 with two minutes to go. Two Little free-throws and a layup on back-to-back possessions would pull the Bobcats within four, 68-64, but the Terror would sink three of four from the foul line in the games final 30 seconds to give McDaniel the 71-64 victory.The Terror outrebounded their opponents 50 to 35, with Cramp finishing with a game-high 10 boards. Cramp led McDaniel in the scoring column as well, finishing with 16, helped by her 4-8 shooting from behind the arc. McDaniel’s Katy Powell came off the bench to record 11 points, six rebounds, three blocks, and two assists. Powell had two athletic blocks within six minutes of each other in the first half, grabbing the rebound following the rejections.Little led Frostburg with 24 points and seven rebounds. Little, and front court mate Stephanie Watts, struggled to get in a rhythm all game, with Little missing 11 of her first 13 shots and Watts finishing with a game-high eight turnovers.

With the win, McDaniel ups their record to 25-3 and will travel to play #1-ranked Scranton in the second round of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball championship on Saturday at 7:00 pm.


NCAA Championship Tournament: Second Round:   McDaniel 69, Scranton 72

Scranton, PA — #17 Terror Gives #1 Scranton Scare McDaniel College trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half, but never quit chipping away. Sophomore Katy Powell drained a three-pointer with 57 seconds left in play to tie the score at 69-69, but McDaniel’s upset bid at the Long Center was dashed acoustically.

Taryon Mellody scored the last of her game-high 27 points with 46 seconds to play. Powell took the ensuing inbound pass and lost her balance. As she was stumbling out of bounds, McDaniel Coach, Becky Martin was calling for a timeout, but went unheard over the crowd of 1,600 which packed the stands in Scranton.

The Terror fouled Allison Matt, sending the Lady Royals’ guard to the line. She drained the first of her shots in the double bonus, but missed the second, which was rebounded by McDaniel’s Kristy Costa. Costa fed the ball up court to Kelly Cramp whose three attempt fell short. Brooke Weimer hauled in the rebound, and McDaniel got a timeout with five seconds remaining.

The Terror set its final shot up for Powell, who had hit on her first three three-point shots of the night en route to her season-high of 18. Powell fired from behind the arc, but her fourth attempt would not fall, allowing Scranton to sneak away with a 72-69 win.

After taking an early 8-4 lead, McDaniel watched as the Lady Royals went on a 20-2 run giving Scranton a 24-10 lead with 7:47 left in the first half. McDaniel chipped away down the stretch talking advantage of multiple opportunities at the line and a Cramp three to get within four, going into the locker room down 33-29.

Scranton quickly returned the lead to double-digits early in the second half before a Sara Franz three-pointer with 14:03 stopped the bleeding. McDaniel’s next possession resulted in three points the old-fashioned way with Powell driving for a lay-up, drawing the foul and sinking the free throw to make it a nine point game, 54-45.

The teams traded points over the next four minutes before a pair of Costa free throws got McDaniel out of its double-digit deficit permanently. Costa nailed both freebies a possession later to get McDaniel within seven. McDaniel went seven of eight from the charity stripe down the stretch.

One minute following Costa’s second trip to the line, Powell cut Scranton’s lead to four points with a trey. After trading points over the next five minutes, it was Powell that gave Terror fans a glimmer of upset hope with her late three heroics, tying the score at 69-69.

Powell finished the game with 18 points on a 5 of 8 night from the floor. Kelly Cramp also scored in double figures with 15 points. Costa pulled in a game-high 11 rebounds and scored six of her eight points at the line. She struggled to find the mark from the field hitting on only 1 of 6 shots. Franz recorded 7 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal.

Scranton was the beneficiary of 27 points and 10 boards from Taryon Mellody. She also tied for her team’s game-high in assists with 4. Eileen Webster and Tara Gemmel each finished the game in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

With the loss, McDaniel finishes the season at 25-4, tying a school mark for wins in a season. McDaniel is 3-3 in NCAA playoff games, with all three wins coming at home, and two thirds of the losses coming at the Long Center. Scranton continues on in its postseason with Messiah in the Sweet 16 next weekend.

1st 2nd Final
McDaniel 29 40 69
Scranton 33 39 72

Carroll County Times

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Top team trips Terror in thriller

SCRANTON, Pa. – When the McDaniel College women’s basketball team faced the University of Scranton in its first NCAA Tournament appearance three years ago, the Green Terror were the scared ones.

Saturday night, it was Scranton’s turn to be scared.

McDaniel pushed the top-ranked team in the nation to the limit, with several chances to tie the game in the closing seconds. But the Royals escaped with a 72-69 victory in the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.

The Green Terror made a valiant comeback after trailing by 15 early in the second half. They got off two 3-pointers that could have tied the game in the final 12 seconds.

“We’re playing the team that’s ranked first in the nation,” McDaniel coach Becky Martin said, “and we scared them big time.”

The Royals (27-1), who have won 27 straight, were able to do just enough to hold on.

“I was nervous the whole game,” Scranton coach Mike Strong said. “I’ve been nervous for three days; maybe five days.”

Guard Taryn Mellody scored 27 points for the Royals, 18 of those came in the second half. It was the fifth highest output in school history in an NCAA game. She hit the game-winning basket on a driving runner from the left side of the lane with 35.3 seconds remaining.

“She bailed us out again,” Strong said. “She’s a very, very talented young lady. We try to give her as many looks as we possible can. She created some stuff tonight on her own.”

Eileen Webster added 12 points and Tara Gemmel finished with 10 for Scranton.

Katy Powell led the Terror (25-4) with 18. Kelly Cramp finished with 15.

After Mellody gave Scranton at 71-69 lead, Martin called a timeout with 29.8 seconds to set up a play. But the Terror turned the ball over on the in-bounds play despite Martin’s attempt to call another timeout.

Allison Matt hit one of two free throws for Scranton with 27.2 seconds remaining. Martin called another timeout 10 seconds later and Cramp got off a 3-pointer from the right wing. The shot missed the rim and Brooke Weimer grabbed the ball and called the Terror’s final timeout as she fell out of bounds.

Powell had one last attempt to tie the game but her 3-pointer from the left side skimmed off the rim.

Martin said there was a bit of miscommunication on the plays. She had wanted to run a “three-stack three” play that allows for two looks at a 3-pointer.

“Unfortunately in the heat of the moment when split decisions and decisions have to be made on the court it doesn’t always go the way you want it to go,” Martin said.

McDaniel twice had to mount comebacks as Scranton tried to put the game away. The Royals used a 15-0 run in the first half to take a 24-12 lead. But the Terror closed the lead to four by halftime.

The Royals were up 15 with 14:22 remaining, but McDaniel once again fought back thanks in large part to their defense. The Terror were also 9-for-11 from the free-throw line after entering the bonus with 9:38 to play.

“We made a run and it was looking good,” Cramp said. “Our defense just picked it up.”

McDaniel used a zone at times to throw off Scranton. The Terror also held Scranton to 12 offense rebounds.

“I was very, very upset with my players,” Strong said. “I just thought we lost composure and forgot how to attack the zone.”

While Martin and her players were hurt by the loss, she said once the emotion wears off they should feel proud of their efforts and pushing the No. 1 team in the country to the limit.

“As far as I’m concerned this is like the championship game,” Martin said of the chance to play the top-ranked team. “We’re very proud with the way we match up with the rest of talent in the nation.”

Costa Named All-ECAC

McDaniel women’s basketball junior Kristy Costa was named ECAC Division III Southern Women’s All-Star Honorable Mention on March 24.

She joins three other Centennial Conference players out of the 14 honored.

Costa averaged 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds a game in only 18.0 minutes of work per contest.  She also shot a team best .472 from the field, and finished second on the team in steals a game with 1.6.

Terror Finish Season Ranked #14 in The Nation

McDaniel’s Centennial Conference Champion women’s basketball team spent 12 days in France this past June. The team took in the sights, and then set their own on a pair of French opponents, splitting the basketball portion of the trip with a win and a loss. Facing a foreign language, foreign rules on the floor, and forced off course for flinging film stars, the Green Terror women found the adventure of a lifetime. Rising senior Kristy Costa was kind enough to share her personal diary kept on her journey. Here are her takes on…

Eyes Wide Shut on the Eiffel Tower

We woke up yesterday morning and went to the Eiffel Tower. Get this: we found out from our families back home that the reason we couldn’t go up in the Eiffel Tower two nights ago was because Tom Cruise had closed the Eiffel Tower in order to propose to Katie Holmes.

Anyway, we made it up and it was amazing. I was a little nervous at first because it is very high, but I’m so glad that we went up. The view is unbelievable, and it is amazing how far you can see.

Croissants and a Little Smile

After Notre Dame, we were let go for lunch in the Latin Quarter. The food over here consists of a lot of bread. At first I was nervous as to what we would eat, but we’re all dealing/exploring French cuisine. After lunch we stopped at the Louvre. Unfortunately, we only spent 2-3 hours in there seeing the main pieces, but we did see the Mona Lisa. It’s so small compared to what size I expected it to be.

Historical Perspective

The second stop in Normandy was Utah beach, where 25,250 US troops landed on D-Day. The beach was so beautiful that it was difficult to picture something so drastically violent happening there.

We also visited Omaha Beach. Our guide, Trish, told us that to this day ammunition is found, and the area has to be evacuated in order for the ammunition to be detonated. In 1944, Omaha Beach was littered with 329 bomb barges, 180 barges, 160,000 us troops (70% of whom died), but now – and this is strange – it is just like a regular beach… It is so historic that I would feel bad even going there and attempting to enjoy myself in that manner.

The European Version of Naismith’s Game

The whole style of play is so different. They get an extra step after they stop (I believe that the ref in the first game gave them too much of a step because we were getting called for travels and they weren’t). Once a ball is dead, you don’t have to wait for the ref to throw it in to you, so the pace is faster. There is no shot clock, and you only have 8 seconds to bring the ball over half-court.

Corporate Sponsors

The arena we played in was amazing. McDonalds sponsored our second opponent resulting in red and yellow splashed everywhere. At first we thought that we were playing a pro team because there was a huge billboard in front of the building with a team photo (huge I tell you). The experience was different, but good to be a part of.

Time Flying

…Currently halfway across the Atlantic Ocean… I can’t believe this trip is over already. We have seen so many things in 12 days that I’ll probably never forget. It’s been unreal! Being in a different country makes you aware and thankful for what you have, and grateful for what you are able to experience. Here’s to friends/teammates, their families, coach, our awesome tour guide and bus drivers for making this trip the experience of a lifetime!

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