Diplomats Tackle Two Home Conference Games

Diplomats Tackle Two Home Conference Games
Game 15
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
F&M vs. Dickinson | Lancaster | 6:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 44-33
Streak: DC +3
First Meeting: Feb. 18, 1974
Last F&M Victory: 46-41, Jan. 21, 2015
Last DC Victory: 73-64, Feb. 20, 2016
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Game 16
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
F&M vs. Haverford | Lancaster | 1:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 25-13
Streak: HC +9
First Meeting: Nov. 17, 1984
Last F&M Victory: 64-51, Jan. 28, 2012
Last HC Victory: 59-39, Dec. 1, 2016
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Franklin & Marshall comes into the third week of January with a record of 7-7 and 5-4 in the Centennial Conference (CC), standing in the fifth and final playoff spot. Meetings with the conference's top two teams give the Diplomats a chance to solidify playoff hopes entering the season's back half.

Series History: F&M hosts Dickinson on Wednesday night, looking to end a three-game skid against the Red Devils. The Diplomats own a 44-33 advantage in the series, which dates back to 1974.

Haverford comes to Lancaster on Saturday afternoon with an active nine-game win streak over F&M. The Diplomats look to end the run and build on a 25-13 lead in the all-time series.

Last Week: F&M opened the week by hosting Muhlenberg on Tuesday, and led the Mules by as much as 17 in the first half. However, the visitors put together a 17-0 run to end the game, handing the Diplomats a 72-58 defeat.

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F&M got back on track on Thursday, dropping Washington 71-60 at home. Lindsey Powers went 6-for-7 from behind the arc on her way to a career- and team-high 22 points in the victory.

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The Diplomats made it two wins in a row on Saturday, notching an 80-53 victory on the road at Bryn Mawr. Four players scored in double figures, led by Haley Pilone with 19, as F&M moved up to fifth place in the conference standings.

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Last Time We Met Dickinson: A steady Red Devils effort withstood a high-scoring fourth quarter on the last day of the 2015-16 season, earning a 73-64 victory over the Diplomats. An 18-point, 16-rebound effort from Sarah Haddon fell just short as F&M celebrated Emily Wetz on Senior Day.

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Last Time We Met Haverford: The Fords outscored the Diplomats 22-7 in the third quarter, coasting to a 59-39 victory earlier this season on Dec. 1.

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Among the Leaders: Haddon currently ranks fifth in the CC with 19 blocks on the season. She also stands seventh with a 42.1 percent field goal percentage.

Sarah Pisani also owns a spot in the CC's top 10, as her 53 assists are the fifth-most in the conference. Muhlenberg's Brandi Vallely leads the Centennial with 88.

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Milestone Watch: Haddon now has 874 career points, placing her 16th in the program record books and just 126 points shy of becoming F&M's 14th 1,000-point scorer.

She is also climbing the rebounding rankings, as her 620 career rebounds mark the ninth-highest total in program history and her 235 offensive rebounds rank fifth. Her 88 blocks rank sixth, and her 86 career starts are fourth, a record held by Sarah Meisenberg '09 and Alexa Barbush '13 (101).

Erica Brown is just three blocks shy of breaking into the program's top 10, currently standing in 11th with 46. Pilone and Powers are climbing the rankings for made three-pointers, with Pilone sitting in 11th (71) and Powers ranking 14th (54).