BALTIMORE, Md. – Senior Nicolette Parmese became Bryn Mawr's All-Time Leading Scorer Saturday as she tallied 12 points on the road at Johns Hopkins. She entered today's contest needing only one point to break the record and just 4:41 into the game, she took a pass from junior Chantille Kennedy for a lay-up. The Bryn Mawr bench erupted and everyone in the stands gave her a standing ovation.
The previous school record of 1299 points was set by Jessica Allen '09, but now it currently sits at 1311 and will continue to increase as the Owls have two more games this season. In addition, it took Parmese only 85 games to set the new school record, 15 fewer games than Allen.
After falling behind 13-0 to the Blue Jays, Junior Saira Kitagawa got the Owls on the board at 17:34 with a lay-up. After two lay-ups and a free-throw by Hopkins over the next two minutes they took an 18-2 lead.
With the Owls inbounding the ball in the shadows of their own net, Kennedy dribbled the ball before spotting and passing the ball to Parmese who took the pass, turned and laid the ball up and in for her record-setting basket. Immediately following the basket, the officials took a time out as the Owls' bench erupted in cheers and an announcement was made that Parmese was the new all-time leading scorer in Bryn Mawr history. Everyone inside Goldfarb Arena rose to their feet while applauding such a great achievement.
Just two minutes later Parmese added another lay-up before freshman Adriana Castilla-Hernandez made a 14-foot jumper to cut into Hopkins' lead, 8-26. Bryn Mawr's next basket came more than five minutes later when Kennedy made a lay-up at the five minute mark.
Sophomore Veronica Roux made one of two free-throws at 3:14 before junior Holly Constants bucketed a pair of shots from the charity strip three seconds later to push the Owls to 14 points. Johns Hopkins added five more baskets down the stretch to take a commanding 49-14 lead into the half.
The Owls were held scoreless over the opening 4:59 of the second half until Parmese got Bryn Mawr on the board. Nearly 10 minutes later, Parmese connected for three baskets over a span of two minutes. With 1:48 left in the game, Kennedy made a jumper to close out Bryn Mawr's scoring for the afternoon.
At the final horn, Johns Hopkins picked up their 15th win of the season with the 83-24 victory over the Owls.
Hopkins' Ciara McCullagh led all scorers with 19 points while Jessica Brown added 10.
In addition to her 12 points, Parmese added four rebounds and a pair of blocks while Roux led the Owls on the glass by pulling down six rebounds. Castilla-Hernandez added five rebounds on the afternoon.
Bryn Mawr returns home next Saturday for a showdown with the Dickinson Red Devils at 2:00 pm. It will also be the basketball team's Owls Fight for a Cure game.