BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall continued its winning ways on Saturday, getting double-digit points from four different players en route to an 80-53 trouncing of Bryn Mawr in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action. The win evened the Diplomats' record at 7-7, 5-4 CC while the Owls fell to 1-13, 0-11.
Up 14-11 after the hosts put together a 7-1 run to close the first quarter, F&M exploded for 31 points in the second behind 13 points from Haley Pilone. Five scorers were involved as the Diplomats opened the frame with a 16-2 run for a 30-13 lead with 5:17 left in the half. Bryn Mawr closed the gap to 32-23 with 2:20 remaining on the clock, but back-to-back-to-back threes from Pilone bounced the F&M lead back to 15. A layup from the sophomore guard with nine seconds left in the half sent the Diplomats into halftime with a commanding 45-28 lead.
The third quarter brought more of the same for the Diplomats, who got a layup from Sarosha Parsons and an old-fashioned three-point play from Brown before Pilone again connected from range to give F&M a 53-31 advantage. The deficit never returned to less than 20, as a jumper from Devandria Bernard and triples from Ashlyn Petersen and AnnMarie DiCarlo closed out the quarter with the Diplomats leading 68-43.
F&M allowed Bryn Mawr no momentum in the fourth, with Petersen scoring the last seven points for the Diplomats in the 80-53 win.
Pilone finished with a team-high 19 points, going 7-of-11 with a 5-of-8 mark from behind the arc. Erica Brown made 8-of-9 free throws, notching 14 points to go with her game-high nine rebounds. Petersen finished with 12 points, and Haddon reached double figures with 11.
The Diplomats, currently fifth in the CC standings, open next week on Wednesday with a crucial matchup against fellow playoff contenders Dickinson at 6:00 p.m. in the Mayser Center.