Women's Basketball

McGaughey, Appleby Lead Hood on Senior Day

Thank you seniors!
Thank you seniors!
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FREDERICK, Md. - The senior pair of Allie Appleby and Taylor McGaughey led Hood on Senior Day in their final game as Blazers. Hood fell just short in a high-scoring game 77-76.

Inside the Box Score

  • McGaughey led the Blazers with 19 points and two assists, going 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
  • Deaja Colden was just shy of a double-double with 18 points, nine assists.
  • Dajah Gee followed with 14 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
  • Appleby added 13 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

How it Happened

  • McGaughey fired off 11 points six minutes into the game, going 3 for 3 from beyond the arc in the span. Appleby assisted McGaughey on the first and third of the 3-pointers, as the seniors connected to ignite the Blazers.
  • Arcadia led Hood in a high-scoring first quarter 26-25.
  • The Knights outscored the Blazers in the second quarter 23-11, finishing the first half with a 13-point lead, 49-36.
  • Hood came out blazing in the third quarter. Appleby sparked the Blazers with four points on a 9-2 run during the first three minutes. Amanda Hackney added two points at 7:59 in the third. McGaughey made a 3-pointer at 6:18 to finish the run down 51-45.
  • Hood tied Arcadia with a layup by Appleby at 1:03 to go in the third quarter.
  • The Blazers outscored the Knights 25-14 in the third and finished the quarter down 63-61.
  • Hood fought hard in the fourth quarter and outscored Arcadia 15-14, but could not take the lead, tying the score twice.
  • Gee made a layup at 6:00, tying the game 71-71. Colden added her own layup at 4:34, setting the game at 73-73.
  • Colden made a key jumper with 1:19 in the fourth quarter, bringing the game within one. The Blazers could not come back in the last minute and finished the day down, 77-76.

Notes

  • Hood shot 54 percent (29 of 53) from the field and 44 percent (8 of 18) from 3-point range.
  • Arcadia shot 40 percent (26 of 64) from the floor and 47 percent (9 of 19) beyond the arc.
  • Maureen Fiocca led the Knights with a double-double at 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
  • Susan Bossler followed with 14 points.
  • Sammy Downham added 13 rebounds.
  • Olivia Roseman included 12 points, four assists for Arcadia.
  • The Blazers finished the season averaging over 60 points per game (60.5) for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
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