BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr basketball team continued their three-game homestand earlier Saturday afternoon with a tough matchup against a deep squad from Gettysburg College. Although the Owls played hard the whole 40 minutes, the Bullets were simply too hot to handle en route to a 74-17 win. Freshman Erica Dwyer led Bryn Mawr with nine points on the day, while Gettysburg featured five players in double-digits. Forward Emily Gibbons paced the visitors with a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double, while Sara Graham also pulled in a double-double off the bench.
Gettysburg (10-3) got off to a great start in the contest, jumping out to a 15-0 lead early on in the first quarter. Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson got Bryn Mawr (3-10) on the board with a nice move in the paint after an offensive rebound by Kara Breeden. Later on in the quarter, Dwyer found herself some space on the wing and was able to sink her lone three-pointer of the day, but Gettysburg still closed out the period with a 20-5 lead. The second quarter didn't go much better for Bryn Mawr, as the Owls netted just three points in the frame, all on free throws. Gettysburg continued to roll in fresh players, and by the time halftime rolled around, the visitors held a 40-8 advantage.
The third quarter was more of the same for Bryn Mawr, but the Owls found some traction in the fourth and final period. Bryn Mawr's offense started to run a bit smoother, with players making better cuts and passes finding the right players. Adriana Castilla-Hernandez got things started with a smooth jumper, and then Elizabeth-Robertson followed that up with a layup. Midway though the period, Dwyer would convert an offensive rebound into points, closing out the Owls scoring at 17 on the day.
Bryn Mawr will hope to rest up and recover over the weekend before looking to bounce back from this tough loss next week. The Owls will close out their homestand on Wednesday night with a big game against the University of Valley Forge. Last year, Bryn Mawr and the Patriots played two highly competitive games, including a three-point loss for the Owls on Valley Forge's home court. Bryn Mawr will look to get some revenge for those close losses against a Patriots team that currently holds a 5-6 record and are fresh off a win against Trinity (D.C.). Be sure to come check out the Owls in action Wednesday night, with tipoff slated for 7:00 PM.