Points Don't Come Early, Easily Against Eagles

Points Don't Come Early, Easily Against Eagles

Swan Tallies 16 Points as Gophers Suffer 82-36 Loss

February 10, 2007 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Shadae Swan (Baltimore, MD/St. Frances Academy) is Goucher's leading scorer in 2006-07, averaging nearly 21 points per game. But for nearly the first 15 minutes of today's Capital Athletic Conference contest against Mary Washington, she was the Gophers' only scorer.

The three points Swan scored in the opening 14:56 are all the Gophers (4-17, 2-11 CAC) could muster today and not nearly enough for them to keep pace with the nationally ranked Eagles, who reeled off the first 23 points of the contest. By the time Freddie Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) became the second Goucher player to score a point today, Mary Washington enjoyed a stretched its lead to 36-3 and was well on its way to a convincing 82-36 victory.

During the opening 10 minutes of the contest, the Gophers were 0-for-10 from the field and committed nine turnovers. Swan finally put Goucher on the scoreboard with a lay-up midway through the first half and her free throw with 8:31 left to play before halftime made the score 27-3. The junior guard finished with 16 points.

The Eagles (21-2, 11-1 CAC) led 42-9 at halftime.

Sarah Flanagan and Liz Hickey combined to score 31 points for Mary Washington, which is ranked 14th in the nation by the web site D3hoops.com and sits in first place in the CAC, two games ahead of both Marymount and York.

Since defeating Mary Washington in the quarterfinals of the 2004 CAC championship tournament, the Gophers have lost six in a row to the Eagles.