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Muhlenberg Outlasts Owls in Tough Loss

Muhlenberg Outlasts Owls in Tough Loss

Bryn Mawr, Pa. – The Owls kicked off their final homestand of the season earlier Wednesday night with a tilt against Muhlenberg College. It was another rough outing for Bryn Mawr, as a stingy Mules defense kept the Owls from finding any success on the offensive end in a 16-103 loss. Bryn Mawr was led by freshman Kara Breeden, who poured in six points for the Owls in the game. Muhlenberg made their living in the paint, scoring 44 points inside en route to their victory.

Once again, the Owls (1-18) actually got off to a good start in a game where the final score would not reflect it. Muhlenberg (17-7, 14-3 Cent.) did open the game on a 7-0 run, but the Owls responded just over a minute into play to get themselves on the board. After a missed jumper, Tosin Ajiboye did a great job of pulling down the weak side rebound. She managed to kick the ball back out to the wing, where Breeden was waiting just inside the three-point line. The freshman put up a nice jumper, getting Bryn Mawr on the scoreboard early. A few moments later, another Ajiboye rebound – this time on the defensive end – led to points as Chantille Kennedy buried a triple from the wing to make it a 12-5 ballgame.

At that point it was still anyone's game, but things immediately went downhill from there. Muhlenberg, who currently sit in second place in the Centennial Conference standings, would go on a startling 39-point run to close out the half. The Owls would not find the bottom of the basket for almost a 19-minute period, as Muhlenberg simply would not be moved on the defensive side. The Mules racked up an impressive nine blocks on the evening, five of which came via the long arms of forward Chelsea Gary. Anything they didn't block, they cleaned up the rebound for as well; as the best-rebounding team in the conference, they pulled down an incredible 54 rebounds on the evening.

The Owls finally broke their long drought early on in the second half. Ajiboye used a strong move inside to get to the free throw line and bank in a pair of freebies. Later on, Audrey Burnim would earn a trip to the stripe herself and split the pair to put the Owls on eight points. She would follow that free throw with a nice jumper later on to give Bryn Mawr double digits. Breeden would make a pair of jumpers of her own with under ten minutes to go, separated by two points from Holly Constants, to give the Owls their final of 16.

Bryn Mawr will now prep for their final game of the season, coming this Saturday at 1:00 PM. The Owls will play host to Trinity (D.C.) as they celebrate Senior Day for their two senior players. Bryn Mawr will also be looking for a bit of revenge against the Tigers, as Trinity defeated the Owls 70-34 earlier this season on their home court. The Owls will be looking for a home court advantage of their own when they hit the hardcourt on Saturday in an effort to clinch one last win before the season closes. Be sure to come out and cheer them on!