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Sluggish Start Slows Owls at Dickinson

Ella Kotsen takes on WAC December 2019

CARLISLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr Owls were back on the court earlier Saturday afternoon for their first contest of the decade. The Owls traveled over to central PA to take on Dickinson on the day, and the extended holiday break may have played a role in the day's proceedings. Bryn Mawr stumbled out of the gate in this one, spotting Dickinson a 21-0 lead through the first 11 minutes of play.  The Owls finally got rolling later in the game, playing particularly well in a fourth quarter that saw Bryn Mawr outscore their opponents 16-12. Halena Martin and Ella Kotsen had strong days off the bench for the Owls, while Dickinson was led by 11 points from Halle Maeda in their 83-33 win on the day.

The Owls were not able to get on the scoreboard until Martin hit a jumper with 8:39 to go in the second quarter. That basket finally seemed to spark a bit of offense for Bryn Mawr, as Lipi Paladugu and Meagan Murray-Bruce each knocked down free throws to add to the Owls' tally. Murray-Bruce hit a layup a few minutes later on a nice pass by Brendan Harrison, and Harrison then went on to bury a three-pointer a little bit after that. Martin drilled a pair of free throws right before the half ended to give the Owls 12 points, but Bryn Mawr trailed by 29 going into the break.

After another tough third quarter that saw Dickinson outscore Bryn Mawr 30-5, the Owls finally put together a strong 10 minute stretch in the fourth quarter. Lipi Paladugu got things started with a steal and layup, and she then made a great pass to find Martin inside for a layup plus the foul. The senior drained the ensuing free throw, and then Ella Kotsen continued the momentum with her second three-pointer of the game on an assist by Brendan Harrison. After Harrison pulled a sweet steal on the other end, first-year Emma Garner drove to the hoop for a layup, and then May Hanlon got on the board with a layup of her own. Harrison and Hanlon would each hit another layup before the game ended, helping the Owls outscore the Red Devils by four in that final frame.

The Owls will be back in action at home this Tuesday, January 7th, with another Centennial Conference matchup against Muhlenberg. Gametime on Tuesday is slated for 7:00 PM.