Blue Jays Potent Offense Proves Tough to Beat for Bryn Mawr

Blue Jays Potent Offense Proves Tough to Beat for Bryn Mawr

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Bryn Mawr basketball team traveled down to Maryland earlier Thursday night for a tough contest against Johns Hopkins University. The Blue Jays have always been a tough nut to crack for Bryn Mawr, and despite this season being a bit of an "off-year" for Hopkins, tonight's result proved no different. The Blue Jays were able to control the game from start to finish, using a deep bench to help power their way to an 87-29 victory. Bryn Mawr's Erica Dwyer led all scorers on the night with 19 points, but three different Blue Jays tallied double-digits and 14 out of 15 of Johns Hopkins' players registered points on the night in the lopsided loss.

Bryn Mawr (3-15) put on a strong defensive showing early on, forcing the Blue Jays into five missed shots on their opening possessions. However, the hosts finally opened their scoring account three minutes into the game with a layup inside from Caroline Corcoran, who would go on to co-lead Johns Hopkins (9-10) with 11 points on the night. The Blue Jays would go on to score the first eleven points of the game with a big run midway through the quarter. Bryn Mawr finally snapped that streak thanks to two free throws from Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson. In fact, it would be a trio of freshman leading the way for the OWls over the remainder of the quarter. Elizabeth Chan got in the scorebook with a smooth jump shot to make it a 17-4 game. Then, Dwyer helped Bryn Mawr close out the frame on a 5-0 run thanks to her first three of the night and a nice layup inside.

Johns Hopkins' offense kept right on ticking, however, and the second quarter proved particularly fruitless for the Owls. The Blue Jays continued to rotate players in off the bench, providing fresh legs to prolong the hosts attack, and when the quarter finally ended, the hosts had outscored Bryn Mawr 27-4 in the frame, equating to a 46-13 halftime deficit for the Owls.

Unfortunately, those shooting and turnover woes for Bryn Mawr continued into the second half. There were a few bright spots; midway through the third quarter, senior Veronica Roux made a great move inside to convert a layup and earn a trip to the free-throw line for a third point. The Owls also welcomed Sanam Sheriff back to the floor from an injury, and she was also able to earn a trip to the charity stripe. Later on in the fourth quarter, Dwyer hit three more bombs from deep, giving her a total of five on the night. However, none of that was quite enough for the Owls to do any damage in the game, as the Blue Jays ultimately closed out the 87-29 win without difficulty.

Bryn Mawr will be right back in action on the road on Saturday when they travel to Franklin & Marshall. The Owls will look to contend with a Diplomats squad that only has four wins on the season so far. Saturday's game is slated to tip off at 1:00 PM.