Diplomats Roll Past Warriors

LANCASTER, Pa. – Alexa Barbush scored a game-high 17 points to lead Franklin & Marshall's women's basketball team to a 73-52 victory over Lycoming in its season opener on Saturday afternoon.

With 10:42 left in the first half, Sam Plunkett drained a 3-pointer to give the Diplomats a 13-10 lead.  F&M held the advantage for the remainder of the first frame, heading into the second with a 32-26 edge.

Lycoming kept the score close, pulling to within two, 40-38, with 13:38 left in the game.  A Colleen Bott jumper kicked off an 11-0 run by the Diplomats to pull ahead for good en route to the 21-point victory.

Kristina McCarthy had a well-rounded performance on the afternoon, reaching a double-double with 10 points and 19 rebounds.  In her first collegiate contest, Hannah Rose Nussbaum scored 12 points, while Plunkett added 12 of her own.  Elizabeth Snyder posted double-digits in rebounds with 10.

F&M made the most out of the Warriors mistakes, scoring 18 points off of turnovers during the contest and dominated on the glass by holding the 53-34 edge on total rebounds.

The Diplomats shot 43.3 percent from the field, while holding the Warriors to only 27 percent shooting.

F&M returns to the court tomorrow when the Diplomats take on Elizabethtown at 3:00 p.m.

 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 73, LYCOMING 52

LYCOMING (1-1)

Rachael Scheller 6-15 0-0 15; Shanley Harlacker 2-8 2-2 7; Shannon Wheeler 3-14 0-0 7; Olivia Manges 1-2 2-2 5; Kylee Sutton 1-2 2-3 4; Janelle Ziminski 2-6 0-0 4; Kat Andriani 0-1 3-5 3; Taylor Ford 1-5 1-1 3; Victoria Siebecker 0-1 2-2 2; Julia Antonelli 1-7 0-0 2; Victoria Kowalski 0-0 0-1 0; Leeann Randall 0-1 0-0 0; Jenna Morgan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-63 12-16 52.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (1-0)

Alexa Barbush 7-10 3-4 17; Sam Plunkett 5-8 0-0 12; Hannah Rose Nussbaum 4-8 4-6 12; Kristina McCarthy 5-12 0-0 10; Colleen Bott 2-5 5-7 9; Emma Lisle 2-7 2-2 6; Caroline Studnicky 1-1 3-3 5; Elizabeth Snyder 0-6 2-4 2; Tracy Hahn 0-0 0-0 0; Kara Bacile 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 26-60 19-28 73.

Lycoming......................   26   26  -   52

Franklin & Marshall...........   32   41  -   73

3-point goals--Lycoming 6-21 (Rachael Scheller 3-8; Olivia Manges 1-1; Shannon Wheeler 1-3; Shanley Harlacker 1-5; Taylor Ford 0-3; Leeann Randall 0-1), Franklin & Marshall 2-8 (Sam Plunkett 2-4; Elizabeth Snyder 0-2; Kara Bacile 0-2). Fouled out--Lycoming-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

Rebounds--Lycoming 34 (Kat Andriani 8), Franklin & Marshall 53 (Kristina McCarthy 19).

Assists--Lycoming 7 (Rachael Scheller 3), Franklin & Marshall 11 (Elizabeth Snyder 4). Total fouls--Lycoming 24, Franklin & Marshall 17.

Technical fouls--Lycoming-None, Franklin & Marshall-None. A-200