Baltimore, Md. – The Bryn Mawr basketball team played their second game in two days earlier Sunday afternoon, taking on Cedar Crest in the consolation game of the Women's College Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Cedar Crest. Although the Owls were unable to pull out the win, they did make big strides in improving over their season opening performance in yesterday's game. Bryn Mawr held an early lead in the contest, but ended up falling by a 30-65 score to the Falcons. Veronica Roux led the Owls with 10 points on the day while also pulling in four rebounds, and she was named to the All-Tournament team for her solid efforts throughout the weekend.
The Owls (0-2) showed no signs of letting their rough start yesterday carry over to today's game. After Cedar Crest (1-1) missed their first opportunity of the game, Adriana Castilla-Hernandez pulled down the rebound and the Owls pushed the ball up the court. They worked the ball to Roux, and the junior forward sank a jumper to open the scoring in the contest. Cedar Crest momentarily tied the game back up, but Kara Breeden promptly drew a foul next time down the court and drained two free throws to retake the lead. Bryn Mawr was then able to force a Cedar Crest turnover, which Castilla-Hernandez converted into two points to give the Owls a quick 6-2 lead.
Unfortunately that would be the last lead Bryn Mawr would see on the afternoon. Cedar Crest would go on an eight-point run to take a 10-6 advantage, and the Falcons would not look back from there. Bryn Mawr continued to battle through the rest of the half, but when the teams went into the locker room for the break, Cedar Crest held a 33-14 lead. Over the course of the second period, the Falcons would extend that lead even further, eventually winning the game by the 30-65 scoreline.
Chantille Kennedy had a key performance for the Owls in the contest, coming off the bench to tally seven points and pull down five rebounds, tied for the most in that category with Tosin Ajiboye and Castilla-Hernandez. Breeden played solid defense at the point, making four steals and going three-for-four from the charity stripe. Roux tallied her team leading ten points on a strong fifty percent shooting from the floor. The Falcons were led by Taylor Osley, who registered 22 points in the game.
Bryn Mawr will now get a few days off before returning to the hardcourt for their home opener. The Owls will play host to Rutgers-Camden this Wednesday, November 19th for their first game of the season in the Class of 1958 Gymnasium. The Scarlet Raptors struggled to a 5-19 record last season, and have lost their first two games of the season this year to Neumann and King's. Game time is set for 5:30 PM this Wednesday.