BRYN MAWR, Pa. – With time ticking away and one point from 1,000, junior Nicolette Parmese made a layup with 20-seocnds remaining in the game to become Bryn Mawr's 6th player in history to reach the millennium milestone. Parmese made history in fashion as she picked-up her 9th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
As for the game, the visiting Ursinus Bears used a 31-point first half as they cruised past the Owls 60-33 in Centennial Conference action.
The Owls tallied only eight points in the first half as junior classmates Jackie handy and Parmese tallied two baskets each for four points apiece.
The Bear's defense held the Owls scoreless over the final 9:21 of the opening-half as they tacked on 14 points to take a commanding 31-8 halftime lead. Despite not scoring down the stretch, Bryn Mawr's defense held the Bears scoreless the final 2:22 of the half.
The second-half fared differently for the Owls as they tallied 25 points behind Parmese's half-high 14.
The Bryn Mawr defense held Ursinus scoreless the final 3:42 of the game as they outscored the Bears, 7-0, behind five points by sophomore Quinn Conlan.
With 30 seconds left in the game, freshman Ashlee Williams pulled down a defensive rebound as the Owls started their push down court. Williams passed the ball to Parmese who was cutting to the basket. After gaining possession of the pass, Parmese turned to the basket and got her lay-up off the glass to fall in for her 1,001 point.
Williams pulled down a team-high and career-best 12 rebounds while Curtis, Handy and Toohey snagged six each. Handy ended the night with eight points while Conlan posted a career-best five points.
The Owls held a slim 46-45 margin in rebounds but turned the ball over 23 times.
Ursinsu placed three in double digits as Jessica Porada led all scoring with 23 points. Alyssa Polimeni added 16 while Alana Roadcloud provided 10 off the bench.
The Owls are back to action on Monday, Feb. 4, when they host rival Haverford College at 6:00 pm. The game with the Fords will also be the basketball team's "Owls Fight for a Cure" event.
Bryn Mawr's 1,000 point scorers
- Jessica Allen (2005-09) – 1299
- Amy Johnson (2003-07) – 1296
- Emily Brondyke (1993-97) – 1288
- Erin Adamson (1989-93) – 1141
- Julie Zaraw (1986-90) – 1033
- Nicolette Parmese (2010-current) - 1001
Presenting her parents with the game ball
Celebrating with her teammates