Basketball Stumbles on Road at Gettysburg

Basketball Stumbles on Road at Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr basketball team's struggles on the road continued earlier Saturday afternoon, as the Owls could not hold back an impressive Gettysburg offense. The Bullets seemingly could not miss, shooting over 50 percent from the floor in a 90-23 victory over the Owls on their home court. Bryn Mawr was led by a solid performance from Chantille Kennedy, who tallied nine points in the loss. The Bullets featured four players who reached double digits including Britt Keyes, who tallied a double-double off the bench for Gettysburg.

Gettysburg (13-5) jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the opening two minutes of play, but Bryn Mawr (1-13) responded well in the next several minutes. Veronica Roux got the Owls on the board with a nice layup off of a great post move, and then a few possessions later Kennedy converted a layup of her own to make it a 10-4 game. After a nine-point run from the Bullets, Adriana Castilla-Hernandez drained a deep three-pointer on a sweet dish from Kara Breeden to make it 19-7. The Bullets got a layup on the other end on their next possession, but the Owls found the hot hand in Castilla-Hernandez the next time down the court, as she nailed another jumper.

Under ten minutes left in the half, Roux managed to work her way to the foul line and split a pair of free throws, and then Breeden made a nice drive into the paint and converted a layup of her own to put the Owls on 12 points. Unfortunately, the well would dry up from there, as Gettysburg would go on a 13-point run to close out the half and take a 41-12 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Owls looked to make a nice charge out of the gates in the second half. After Annie Reilly scored Gettysburg's first bucket of the frame, Kennedy answered right back by earning a trip to the charity stripe on the Owls' next possession. The senior coolly drained both free throws to give Bryn Mawr 14 points on the night. Then, after a Gettysburg miss, Castilla-Hernandez grabbed the rebound and the Owls managed to find Breeden for another layup on the other end.

However, Gettysburg quickly put a stop to that brief slide, as the Bullets would go on to shoot a ridiculous 63.6% from the floor in the half. Bryn Mawr didn't help their own cause much in the frame, shooting at a worse clip and turning the ball over more than they had in the first half. Ultimately, Gettysburg would coast in with the 90-23 victory on the night.

Bryn Mawr will get Sunday afternoon off before returning to action Monday night for the big "Show Your Colors" game. The Owls will host Valley Forge at 7:00 PM in the Schwartz Center for a game that was originally to be played last Tuesday, but was postponed due to snow. Be sure to come out in your Bryn Mawr gear and generate plenty of energy as the Owls look to knock off the Patriots in a big showdown!