Johns Hopkins beats buzzer to down women's basketball

Caroline Naumann shoots the basketball.

Baltimore, Md. -- Lillian Scott drained a jumper as time expired, propelling the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team over Lynchburg in the Blue Jays' weekend tournament opener Saturday afternoon.

Senior forward Caroline Naumann (Midlothian, Va.) led LC with 18 points and eight rebounds, while junior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) chipped in 11 points to go with seven boards. Freshman guard Jules Misenheimer (East Aurora, N.Y.) scored 11 points for the Hornets as well.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Johns Hopkins 62, Lynchburg 60

Records: Johns Hopkins 1-1, Lynchburg 1-1

Venue: Goldfarb Gym, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Johns Hopkins pulled out to an early lead in the first period, but senior guard Olivia DeFrancesco (Greensboro, N.C.) pulled LC within one with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first to make it 18-17 in favor of the Blue Jays.

- Shephard's go-ahead layup with 56 seconds left in the second period put Lynchburg ahead, 27-26, going into halftime.

- Lynchburg led by as many as eight thanks to a bucket from senior forward Brittany Afolabi-Brown (Montgomery Village, Md.) midway through the third, but Hopkins took the lead late in the period with Scott's 3. Lynchburg led by one at the end of the frame, 45-44, after a Kortni Pinion (Stanfield, N.C.) jumped with 16 seconds remaining.

- The teams battled back and forth through the fourth, but Lynchburg took the lead when Afolabi-Brown, who finished with eight points, stuck back a missed free throw with 1:23 remaining. The Hornets went just 3-for-10 from the free throw line in the final two minutes, however, and Scott's long jumper proved the difference.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg will take on the loser of Saturday's second game between Albright and Marymount at 2 p.m. in Johns Hopkins' Goldfarb Gym.

--LC--