Bryn Mawr, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr basketball team returned to the warm confines of the Class of 1958 Gymnasium earlier Monday evening for their first home game since Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately for the Owls, the rims quickly turned cold, as Bryn Mawr struggled to find the bottom of the net in a tough 6-73 loss to the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins. Bryn Mawr was led by Chantille Kennedy and Veronica Roux, each of whom scored three points in the losing effort.
Johns Hopkins (6-2, 4-1 Cent.) got out to a fast start early on in the contest, jumping ahead 21-0 in the first ten minutes of play. With the Blue Jays threatening to run away with the game, the Owls finally countered late on in the half when Roux made a great move inside to draw a foul from a Blue Jays defender. The junior forward stepped to the line and managed to split the pair of free throws, sending the teams into the half with the score sitting at 44-1.
Bryn Mawr (0-6) did a much better job of hanging with the Blue Jays in the early part of the second half. Johns Hopkins did score a basket right out of the gate, but the Owls responded thanks to an athletic play from Kennedy. The senior guard made a great cut around her defender, slashing into the paint for a layup, plus a foul. Kennedy then stepped up and drained the free throw, putting Bryn Mawr on four points. Roux would later add a layup of her own to give the Owls their total of six in the contest.
The Owls will look to quickly put tonight's loss in the rearview mirror, and they'll get a great chance to do so with another game coming in just two days. Bryn Mawr will play host to nearby foe Penn State Brandywine on Wednesday night, with the game slated to start at 7:00 PM.