SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Bryn Mawr Basketball traveled to Mount Holyoke College for a match up against their fellow Seven Sister school earlier Saturday afternoon. The two teams proved to be a great match-up for each other, however it was the Owls who came out on top. Junior forward Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson's jumper near the end of the second quarter proved the difference as Bryn Mawr College held off Mount Holyoke College, 52-40 in non-conference action on Saturday. With the victory, the Owls earn their first win of the season and move to 1-15. The Lyons slip to 0-17 on the year.
Sophomore Halena Martin, recorded a game-high 16 points, also added seven rebounds and a game-best three blocks to go along with two assists. First year Laya Paladugu posted seven points with two steals, while classmate Lipi Paladugu and junior Elizabeth Chan each chipped in with six points.
It was an even match through the opening quarter as each squad racked up 12 points each. Five of the Owls points in the frame came from Martin, while Raquel Fitzpatrick poured in nine for the homestanding Lyons including a jumper to give MHC an 11-7 lead at the 2:32 mark.
The two squads continued to match buckets to open the second stanza, until a free throw make by Fitzpatrick gave MHC the 23-22 lead with 1:56 to play. The momentum proved short-lived as Elizabeth-Robertson sank a shot to give the Owls the one-point edge. Another jumper from Martin sent Bryn Mawr into the locker room with a 26-23 lead.
Bryn Mawr came out firing in the third quarter, going on a 6-2 run to build a 32-27 lead at the 6:30 mark. Junior guard Zahkeyah Allen halted the run with a jumper, but the Owls got another quick run to make it 35-29 with 1:54 remaining. Kate Rawson pulled down two free throws over the final 57 seconds, but five points from Martin gave Bryn Mawr the 40-32 edge heading into the final 10 minutes.
Fitzpatrick dropped in a jumper, followed by an Allen free throw make to cut the lead to 44-35, but the Owls continued to respond. With 1:19 to go, Leah Hodges drained a pair of makes at the line to shorten the edge to 10 (50-40), but Bryn Mawr saw Paladugu hit a pair of free throws as well to seal the final margin.
Bryn Mawr is back in action on Tuesday, hosting Centennial-rival Haverford at 7pm.