Rosemont, Pa. – Fresh off their first victory of the season, the Bryn Mawr basketball team got right back in action earlier Wednesday night with a contest just down the road at Rosemont. Unfortunately, little of the positive energy carried over to tonight's contest, as the Ravens protected their home court with a big 85-35 win. Sanam Sheriff led Bryn Mawr with 12 points on the night on a 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc. Chantille Kennedy added eight more points of her own, and the team kept their turnovers low for the third time in four games. Liz Coyne led the way for Rosemont, scoring 23 points for the Ravens.
Rosemont (7-9, 3-4 CSAC) opened the game with a huge run to put the Owls way behind early. In a preview of what would follow the rest of the night, the Ravens shot 6-12 in the first five minutes of play, jumping out to a 15-0 lead right out of the gate. Kennedy tried to help the Owls get off the schneid by drilling a three-pointer to cut into the lead, but the Ravens were unfazed. They would score twelve more points unopposed to immediately extend their lead to27-3. Veronica Roux earned a trip to the free throw line with some hard work down low, and managed to split the pair of freebies. A few minutes later, she again drew a foul and this time converted both opportunities.
Kennedy's hot shooting would also help Bryn Mawr (1-11) get through the rest of the half, as the senior would convert on two more jump shots to make it eight points in the first half. Sanam Sheriff also got into the action with a deep three pointer of her own, but entering the halftime the Owls still found themselves trailing 59-14.
Bryn Mawr got off to a much better start in the second half, at times matching Rosemont basket for basket. Sheriff stayed hot from distance, nailing yet another three ball out of the break to put the Owls on 17 points. Then, Kara Breeden got on the stat sheet with a big steal and coast-to-coast layup. A few minutes later, it was Sheriff who cashed in two more threes back-to-back, and then Breeden continued the pattern by converting an offensive rebound into more points, making it a 72-27 game.
However, Rosemont simply could not be stopped. The Ravens went on one final run to seal things, at one point going up by a 54-point margin. The Owls were undeterred, continuing to play strong and try to build a solid performance. Martely Carrera, Jasmine Rangel, and Audrey Burnim all got into the action. Finally, Taoran Ye got into the action, scoring her first career basket as an Owl with just a few seconds left to complete the 85-35 scoreline.
The Owls will now get a much-needed two day break from competition before returning to action this weekend. Bryn Mawr has just completed a stretch of five games in nine days, but will only get a short respite before returning to the court on Saturday afternoon. The Owls will return to the Class of 1958 Gymnasium for a battle against Franklin & Marshall. The Diplomats will bring a 4-11 record to campus, but just won earlier this evening against Dickinson. Game time on Saturday the 24th is scheduled for 1:00 PM.