Dickinson’s Lynnjay Brown scored all 32 of her team’s points, but she couldn’t counter Wilmington Friends’ scoring balance in their 46-32 girls basketball victory Monday afternoon.
Friends led 20-7 with a minute to go in the first half before Brown hit a conventional 3-point play, and then followed with a shot from beyond the arc, to cut the game to 20-13 at halftime.
Brown then hit three more shots from beyond the arc midway through the third quarter to keep the margin within 7, but her 13 points in the quarter were answered by 8 from Hailey DiCindio, and 8 more from her Quakers’ teammates, and the lead swelled to 36-26 going into the final quarter.
Dickinson’s senior added 8 more points in the final quarter, including her 5th three-pointer of the game, but Kayla Farley hit three field goals, and Natalie DePaulo hit a driving hoop to get the lead back to double-digits and seal the victory.
It could have been an even bigger game for Brown, who went 3-for-4 at the line in the second half, but went just 4-for-12 before halftime.
Friends also had their issues, going 10-for-28 from behind the stripe, helping to keep Dickinson in the game.
DePaulo led Friends (1-0) with 13 points, with Farley’s 10 points and DiCindio’s 8 helping create the balance. The Quakers host Mount Pleasant Saturday at 2pm.
Dickinson (2-1) faces another Independent Conference opponent in Tower Hill at home on Friday.