BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Senior Nicolette Parmese led the Owls on the afternoon with 15 points and seven rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Owls were unable to overcome a 42-point first-half deficit. The Dickinson Red Devils won the non-conference showdown, 85-24.
Before the start of the game, head coach Becky Tyler presented Nicolette Parmese with her record-setting basketball and flowers as she became Bryn Mawr's all-time leading scorer last weekend at Johns Hopkins. Parmese's parents, Joe and Lisa Parmese (pictured below), joined her and also presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
After a slow start to the game for both teams, Dickinson drew first as Mary Martin made a free-throw at 18:46. The Red Devils added 16 more points before the Owls got on the board with a pair of free-throws from Parmese at 11:45.
The Owls were held scoreless over the next two minutes before Parmese connected on three free-throws over a 30-second span to push the Owls' total to 5. Freshman Felix Qiang made a free-throw for the Owls at 3:19, her first of the season before classmate Adriana Castilla-Hernandez added a long three-pointer with 28-second left in the half. Dickinson took a 51-9 lead into the half.
Following halftime, it took Parmese only 17-seocnds to find the bottom of the net. However, Bryn Mawr was held scoreless during the next 7:41 of action until junior Saira Kitagawa recorded a lay-up at 12:02.
Sophomore Veronica Roux netted her first points of the game as she tallied a lay-up at 8:39.
Over the final 3:49 of the game, Bryn Mawr outscored Dickinson 9-6 as Parmese tallied eight points and Roux accounted for the other point.
Leading the way for the Red Devils and all scorers with 16 points was Liz Schultz. Dickinson placed four others in double digits while every player that took to the court recorded at least one points and one rebound.
In addition to her 15 points and seven rebounds, Parmese tallied two blocks and one steal. Castilla-Hernandez grabbed six rebounds while Roux pulled down four.
Today's game was the basketball teams' Owls Fight for a cure event. All week students, faculty and staff were able to buy raffle tickets as more than eight items were available. All proceeds from this event will be added the overall Owls Fight for a Cure initiative and will be donated to the Bryn Mawr Hospital Community Service Department that will be used to offset the cost of Mammograms for women in the area.
The Owls will close out the 2013-2014 season on Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 pm as they host Valley Forge Christian College. Bryn Mawr will welcome President Kim Cassidy to the sidelines as a guest coach for teh secodn time this season. In addition, it will be senior day as the teams' three seniors - Nicolette Parmese, Elizabeth Jenkins and Lucy Gleysteen - will be honored before the game.