Franklin & Marshall Tops Basketball in League Showdown

Franklin & Marshall Tops Basketball in League Showdown

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Visiting Franklin and Marshall used a 42-points first half en route to a 79-45 Centennial Conference victory over the Owls Saturday afternoon on the Main Line.

Tying the game at 2-2 just 1:05 in the game with a layup from freshman Ashlee Williams, the Bryn Mawr offense was held scoreless over the next 5:45 as the Diplomats built a 12-points, 14-2, lead. The Owls second basket was on a baseline jumper from junior Jackie Handy.

Over the final ten minutes of the half, Williams paced the Owls with three points. Handy made a pair of free-throws while classmate Nicolette Parmese added a free-throw. F&M took a 32-point lead, 42-10, into the locker room.

The second half was a different story. In the second, Franklin and Marshall barely outscored Bryn Mawr, 37-35, but their 32-point lead at the half was all they needed to pick-up their fifth win of the season

After a slow start to the half, Bryn Mawr mustered nine points over a five minute span led by Parmese with five points. In the second, Handy put up 13 points and added three steals.

Over the final ten minutes of the game, Bryn Mawr shot 10-for 14 from the free-throw line. They ended the day 19-for-29 (65.5%) form the charity stripe while the Dips shot 63.6% (7-11).

The Diplomats were led by the conference's leading scorer, Alexa Barbush, with 20 points. Elizabeth Snyder added 14 points on the afternoon. The Diplomats out rebounded the Owls 49-28.

Leading the Owls with 20 points and seven rebounds was Parmese with 19 points coming in the second-half. Parmese added four blocks. Tying here career-high with 17 points, Handy was 9-for-10 from the charity stripe while swiping four steals. Williams ended the day with six points, five assists and three blocks.

Bryn Mawr is back to action on Tuesday, January 15, when they play host to Tri-Co rival Swarthmore at 5:00 pm inside the Class of 1958 Gymnasium.