Washington, D.C. – The Bryn Mawr basketball squad returned to the hardcourt earlier Wednesday evening for their first game back since the Thanksgiving break. The Owls showed some rust from their time away from competition, falling on the road to Trinity (D.C.) by a score of 34-70. Junior forward Veronica Roux once again led the way for the Owls, tallying ten points in the contest. However, the Tigers featured three double-digit scorers of their own, and Bryn Mawr committed 36 turnovers which led to 35 Trinity points to help them seal the win.
Bryn Mawr (0-5) fell behind in the early goings of the contest, but immediately got off the mat and got back into the game in the first five minutes. Kara Breeden opened the scoring for the Owls, with a sweet fastbreak layup off of a steal. Then, Ji Yoon Ahn got an open layup of her own thanks to an assist from Breeden, and Roux followed that up with her first basket of the game to make it a 6-9 affair. Unfortunately, the Tigers (3-1) would go on an 11-point run to get out to a comfortable margin on the Owls. Adriana Castilla-Hernandez tried to shut down that run with a made jumper at the 7:07 mark of the half, but by the time there were under three minutes left to play in the first frame, Bryn Mawr found themselves trailing by a 32-8 scoreline. Roux and Ahn would both sink sets of free throws, sandwiched around another Breeden basket, before the half was over, but the Owls still headed to the locker room trailing 34-13.
The second half was much more kind to the visitors. Bryn Mawr managed to shoot the ball a bit better in the frame, including converting on six of ten trips to the free throw line. Breeden once again opened the scoring in the half with another smooth layup, and Ahn followed with two more free throws. Later in the half, Chantille Kennedy got on the scoresheet, draining a three-ball from just outside the arc to make it a 20-44 game. Later on in the half, Roux took over down low, making three layups as Bryn Mawr worked the ball into the paint much better in the second frame. Castilla-Hernandez closed out the scoring for the Owls with two more free throws, but the Tigers offense was simply too hot to handle. Shelby Swann and Camileia Collier both led all scorers with 12 points in the game, with Kiana Graves chipping in 10 more herself.
The Owls are still in search of their first victory of the season, and they'll get two cracks at that on their home court coming next week. First, Johns Hopkins comes to town on Monday night, with the game scheduled for an early 5:00 PM tip. Then, after a day off, the Owls host Penn State Brandywine for a 7:00 PM game. Be sure to come out and cheer on the Owls in their final games of the winter semester!