Swarthmore, Pa. – The Owls basketball squad kicked off their final road trip of the season earlier Wednesday night with a trip down the road to Swarthmore College. Bryn Mawr battled hard over the first ten minutes of play, but the Garnet ultimately pulled away to an 89-26 victory. The Owls were led by Sanam Sheriff, who poured in eight points on the night off the bench. Adriana Castilla-Hernandez chipped in six more points and an assist for Bryn Mawr. Elle Larsen paced the Garnet with 26 points on the evening on a tremendous 13-for-15 effort from the field. Raina Williams added a double-double off the bench for Swarthmore.
Although Swarthmore (8-14) got out to a quick lead in the contest, Bryn Mawr (1-16) got right back into the mix with a strong run in the first ten minutes. The hosts started off the game with an 8-0 run, but Chantille Kennedy got the Owls on the board a couple of minutes in with a jumper off an assist from Kara Breeden. A bit later, Castilla-Hernandez would get her first basket of the game, and then Sheriff would sink one of two free throws to make it a 12-5 game. Swarthmore would break up that mini-run from the Owls with a jumper of their own, but Sheriff drained a three-pointer and then Roux hit a jumper of her own to cut the Owls deficit to just six points. A few moments later, Holly Constants would get her name on the scoresheet with a sweet jumper of her own to stop a brief run from the Garnet.
Unfortunately, from that point on, Bryn Mawr would score just one more basket in the half, a jumper from Sheriff. Meanwhile, Swarthmore would continue to put up the points, ending the half with a solid run to take a 48-14 lead into the locker room at the break. The second half would not be much different for the Owls, as the squad continued to find the rims unkind in the Garnet gymnasium. Bryn Mawr was unable to put together back-to-back baskets at any point in the frame, as each time the Owls chipped away at their deficit, Swarthmore would immediately respond with points of their own on the other end. Castilla-Hernandez was one of the bright spots of the frame, as she scored four of Bryn Mawr's twelve points in the second half, and also committed no turnovers as one of Owls' primary ball-handlers.
Bryn Mawr will now look forward to a Saturday afternoon tilt at Dickinson in what will be their final road contest of the season. The Red Devils have struggled to a 5-17 record to this point in the season. Game time is set for 2:00 PM in Carlisle.