Game 23 Saturday, February 9, 2013 Franklin & Marshall at Swarthmore | Swarthmore, Pa. | 1:00 p.m. Video | Live Stats Series Record F&M leads 35-11 In CC Action SWAT leads 22-9 Streak SWAT +1 Last Meeting Jan. 5, 2013 - Lancaster, Pa. Last F&M Victory 64-47, Feb. 11, 2012 - Lancaster, Pa. Last SWAT Victory 62-60, Jan. 5, 2013 - Lancaster, Pa.
Series History: Franklin & Marshall holds the 35-32 edge over Gettysburg in a series that dates back to 1975. In Centennial Conference (CC) play the Bullets have the 22-16 advantage. These squads last faced off on Dec. 6, 2012 in Lancaster when Gettysburg escaped the Mayser Center with a 60-55 win in overtime.
Against Swarthmore, the Diplomats lead 35-11 in the all-time series. F&M has won 11 of the last 14 meetings, however the Garnet picked up a narrow 62-60 win the last time they faced off on Jan. 5, 2013 in Lancaster. The Diplomats play well on the road against Swarthmore, holding a 15-6 advantage over the Garnet.
Last Week for F&M: The Diplomats dropped a pair of contests last week, including a nerve-wracking 71-64 overtime loss to Muhlenberg on Saturday. Emma Lisle drained the first 3-pointer of her career as time expired to tie the game at 58-58 and force extra minutes.
In overtime, Kristina McCarthy landed a pair of clutch free-throws with 1:38 to go, pulling F&M within one at 65-64. However, Muhlenberg held the Diplomats scoreless for the rest of the period and tallied the final six points en route to the 71-64 final.
A trio of Diplomats scored in double-figures, led by 20 from Alexa Barbush. Lisle finished with 13 points while Elizabeth Snyder recorded 11. Kristina McCarthy was strong under the glass with 18 rebounds, including 10 on the defensive end.
Earlier in the week, F&M fell behind early to Washington and were unable to stage a comeback, dropping a 62-48 contest in Chestertown.
The Shorewomen outrebounded F&M 56-36, including a 24-13 advantage on the offensive glass. The Diplomats shot 33 percent from the floor on the night, while Washington shot slightly better at 36 percent.
Alexa Barbush and Elizabeth Snyder led the way for F&M, recording 14 points apiece. Barbush added five rebounds and three steals, while Snyder chipped in four boards.