No. 1 Thomas More continues roll
Dickman pushes Saints to 19-0 in defensive struggle
Thomas Moore Athletics
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Senior center Nicole Dickman scored a game-high 14 points to lead top-ranked Thomas More to a 53-37 win against Westminster on Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
With the win, the Saints remain undefeated as they improved to 19-0 overall and 11-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Titans fall to 4-15 overall and 0-11 PAC.
Thomas More raced out to a 12-2 lead when Dickman converted a three-point play with 9:30 to play in the first half. Westminster responded with an 8-4 run capped by a jumper by Katie Hughes to cut the lead to 16-10 with 7:23 to play in the opening half. The Saints came right with a 14-5 run to extend the lead to 30-15 with 1:02 to play in the half when sophomore guard Allison Long made a 3-pointer. The Titans cut the lead to 30-17 at halftime when Hughes made a lay-up with nine-seconds to play.
Westminster opened the second half on an 8-6 run to cut the lead to 36-25 with 12:06 to play in the game when Emily Dolsak made a lay-up. Thomas More answered with an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 44-27 when sophomore guard Jill Brunsman made two free throws. The Titans came right back with an 8-1 run capped by a lay-up by Courtney Zitt to cut the lead to 45-35 with 2:33 to play in the game. That would be as close as the Titans would come as Thomas More closed out the game on an 8-2 run for the 53-37 victory.
Freshman forward Moriah Corey joined Dickman in double-figures with 10 points. Dickman led the team on the boards with a game-high eight rebounds, while freshman guard Devin Beasley led the team in assists with three.