December 6, 2012

Diplomats Downed By Bullets in OT

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall overcame an eight-point second-half deficit to force overtime but ultimately dropped a 60-55 decision against Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) play on Thursday night. The Diplomats fall to 3-5, 1-4 CC, while the Bullets improve to 4-3, 3-1 CC.

F&M trailed by a score of 36-28 with 15:48 remaining in the second-half before storming back to pull within one. With 9:20 left of the clock, Colleen Bott was fouled and knocked down two shots from the stripe to make the score 38-37.

After Gettysburg scored on the next two possessions, the Diplomats trailed by five with 8:27 left in the contest.  F&M once again pulled within one at 44-43 with 5:36 remaining when Hannah Rose Nussbaum slashed to the basket for a put in off the glass.

The Bullets jumped back out in front by four and led the contest 49-45, when Alexa Barbush hit a pair of free throws to bring the Diplomats within two with 1:08 to go.

Gettysburg called a timeout and on the ensuing throw in by the Bullets, Emma Lisle jumped in front of the pass for a steal and stormed up the court for an uncontested layup to tie the game with 55 seconds remaining.

Elizabeth Snyder came up with a key block on a Gettysburg 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to preserve the tie and send the game into overtime.

F&M jumped to the quick lead in extra minutes when Alexa Barbush landed a jumper with 4:54 left on the clock.  Gettysburg scored the next four to go up  53-51 and held the two-point advantage until  Barbush stepped to the line with 1:45 left and went 1-for-2  to make the score 54-53.

However, the Bullets went on a 6-0 run to pull ahead by seven with only 10 seconds left in overtime, when Snyder landed a layup as time expired to make the final score 60-55.

Barbush led the F&M offense with 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting and picked up three steals on the night to take over sole possession of first place on F&M's all-time list.

The senior guard has recorded 282 steals in her career and overtook Amy Kreitz, who registered 281 from 1998-02. Snyder scored eight points and led the team in rebounds with 11.

The Diplomats shot 29.7 percent from the floor on the game, while Gettysburg shot 35 percent on the night. F&M committed 27 turnovers that led to 24 points from the Bullets.

The Diplomats hit the road on Tuesday,  Dec. 18th to take on Juniata in non-conference action.  The game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

GETTYSBURG 60, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 55

GETTYSBURG (4-3 (3-1 CC))

Alyssa Isler 8-14 5-7 21; Caroline Murphy 2-11 4-4 8; Jessica Porter 3-6 2-4 8; Emily Duggan 2-5 3-4 7; Katie Earley 2-6 0-0 6; Rianna Doane 2-6 2-2 6; Jenna Swope 2-9 0-0 4; Cori Younghans 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-60 16-21 60.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (3-5 (1-4 CC))

Alexa Barbush 7-19 6-10 20; Elizabeth Snyder 3-11 1-4 8; Emma Lisle 3-10 0-0 6; Emily Wetz 2-6 0-0 6; Hannah Rose Nussbaum 2-3 0-0 5; Tracy Hahn 1-2 2-2 4; Colleen Bott 0-3 4-4 4; Kara Bacile 1-3 0-0 2; Caroline Studnicky 0-1 0-0 0; Sam Plunkett 0-3 0-0 0; Kristina McCarthy 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-64 13-20 55.

Gettysburg....................   27   22   11  -   60

Franklin & Marshall...........   24   25    6  -   55

3-point goals--Gettysburg 2-10 (Katie Earley 2-4; Rianna Doane 0-1; Jenna Swope 0-1; Cori Younghans 0-1; Alyssa Isler 0-3), Franklin & Marshall 4-13 (Emily Wetz 2-5; Elizabeth Snyder 1-4; Hannah Rose Nussbaum 1-1; Kara Bacile 0-1; Sam Plunkett 0-2).  Fouled out--Gettysburg-None, Franklin & Marshall-Emily Wetz.

Rebounds--Gettysburg 43 (Jessica Porter 11), Franklin & Marshall 49 (Emma Lisle 11; Elizabeth Snyder 11). Assists--Gettysburg 13 (Caroline Murphy 7), Franklin & Marshall 12 (Elizabeth Snyder 4).

Total fouls--Gettysburg 21, Franklin & Marshall 18.

Technical fouls--Gettysburg-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

A-114