February 11, 2013

Second-Half Surge Leads Rosemont Over Basketball

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – After being tied-up at the half, visiting Rosemont College outscored the Owls 49-24 en route to an 83-58 victory inside the Class of 1958 Gymnasium Monday night in non-league action.

From the tip until halftime, both teams battled back and forth trading baskets with neither team taking more than a seven point lead in the half. With ten minutes to play in the half, the Ravens held a slim 14-13 lead, but it was short lived as junior Nicolette Parmese connected on a layup with 9:46 to play.

The Owls eventually added to their lead to take a seven-point lead, 23-16, on a jumper from senior Aislinn Toohey at 6:47. Over their next three possessions, Rosemont cut the Owls lead to 1, 23-22, before regaining the lead on a Liz Coyne layup at 4:55.

Bryn Mawr held the lead with just over two minutes to play on a three-pointer from Toohey. With 32-ticks left in the opening frame, back-to-back Rosemont baskets separated by a layup from freshman Liandra Curtis had the game deadlocked at 34.

Leading the Owls in the first-half was Pamrese with 16 points. Toohey added 10 while the freshman tandem of Ashlee Williams and Liandra Curtis each tallied four points.

The second-half fared differently for the Owls. To start the half, the Rosemont defense held the Owls scoreless for the opening 4:53 until Toohey drained a three-pointer from the top of the key. Bryn Mawr's offense was shut down again until 12:42 when junior Jackie Handy drained a baseline jumper.

Despite being held to only five points the opening 10 minutes of the half, the Owls scored 19 points over the final 10. Rosemont held on for the victory earning their 17th win of the season.

The Owls defense held the nation's leading scorer, Ashley Montecchio to only 19 points. She entered the evening by averaging 25.3 points per game. Coyne led the Ravens with 25 points while Nymira Nelson and Katharine Reppert each added 11 points.

Bryn Mawr was led by Parmese's game-best 26 points while Toohey added 16. Curtis posted a game-best 10 rebounds while Parmese pulled-down eight. Handy dished-out a game-best seven assists while Toohey tallied six.

Bryn Mawr is back to action when they take to the road for the final time this season and travel to Swarthmore College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for a 6:00 pm clash with the Garnet.