CHESTER, Pa. — Widener fell behind early, but rallied back to earn a 65-54 win against Lebanon Valley on Tuesday.
Lil Carney started off the scoring for the Pride (16-7, 9-3 CC) to tie the game at 2-2. Widener’s score stood still until there was about 13 minutes remaining in the first half with a layup from freshman Courtney Colella, with the assist going to senior Lindsay Pepino.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|Stevens 69, No. 6 William Paterson 68|
|Widener 65, No. 17 Lebanon Valley 54|
|No. 18 Babson 65, Colby 59|
|No. 24 Johns Hopkins 68, Frank. and Marshall 40|
Back-to-back-to-back steals by Vanessa Hejnas and Jennifer Egee, with baskets following two of the three, brought the score to 43-42 in favor of Widener. Hejnas and Egee each tallied three steals during the game. Kate Dellinger and Hejnas sank two points apiece, and Egee stole yet another ball that turned into points for the Pride as Dellinger got the ball and sank 3-pointer to make the score 50-42 and forcing the Dutchwomen to take a timeout.
Colella blocked a pass with her arms straight up to turn over possession and followed with a hard bank for two. With four minutes remaining, Widener held a 10-point lead, but it was not finished, gaining four more points from free throws and only allowing Lebanon Valley to score three, giving the team their first Commonwealth Conference loss.
Dellinger ended with 10 rebounds, two steals, and 20 total points, 15 of which came from 3-pointers. Carney followed close behind with 17 points of her own to go with four assists and Hejnas ended with 12 rebounds and six points. Caitlyn Murphy led the scoring for Lebanon Valley with 14 points, shooting nine-for-nine from the line and two-for-three in field-goal attempts. Tierney Hiltz grabbed a total of 10 rebounds, all of which were defensive.