LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall opened a 23-point lead at halftime and never looked back en route to a 74-36 victory over Bryn Mawr on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball. The Diplomats improved to 2-4, 2-2 CC with the win, while the Owls fell to 1-6, 0-4.
F&M set the tone early, riding four points from Sarah Haddon to an 8-2 advantage in the early going. Bryn Mawr pulled within two at 8-6, but a pair of threes from Haley Pilone fueled a 9-1 run to finish the quarter, giving the Diplomats a 17-7 lead at the first intermission.
The second quarter brought more of the same, with F&M rattling off the first 13 points of the frame for a 30-7 lead. Seven points from Pilone and an old-fashioned three-point play from AnnMarie DiCarlo helped extend the lead to 23. A three from Sarah Pisani with the shot clock running down at 2:48 left in the half continued the F&M momentum, before Julia Rusk and Shannon O'Connor both tallied buckets to give the Diplomats a substantial 39-16 advantage at halftime.
At the midway point, Pilone led the way with 13 points, while Haddon added nine for F&M.
Five more from Haddon and four each from Devandria Bernard and Kristin Hamill allowed the Diplomats to grow the lead to 54-27 after three periods. Fourteen points off the bench in the fourth quarter sealed the deal as F&M evened its conference record at 2-2 with the 74-36 victory.
Haddon finished with a game-high 18 points and a team-high seven boards, followed by Pilone in double digits with 15 points. O'Connor and Hamill added eight apiece, with Pisani and Bernard tallied seven each.
Team stats told the tale as F&M collected 28 points off of turnovers, and got 30 points from its bench to just eight for the Owls.
F&M looks to continued its winning ways on Wednesday, traveling to Baltimore for a 6:00 p.m. Centennial matchup with Johns Hopkins.