Diplomats Hit the Road for Two

Diplomats Hit the Road for Two
Game 17
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
F&M at Swarthmore | Swarthmore | 7:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 36-16
Streak: F&M +1
First Meeting: 1976-77
Last F&M Victory: 64-59, Jan. 9, 2016
Last SWAT Victory: 74-53, Dec. 8, 2015
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Game 18
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
F&M at Gettysburg | Gettysburg | 6:00 p.m.
Series Record: GC Leads 40-36
Streak: GC +9
First Meeting: Feb. 27, 1975
Last F&M Victory: 51-48, Feb. 8, 2012
Last GC Victory: 74-55, Nov. 22, 2016
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Franklin & Marshall hits the road for two Centennial Conference (CC) games this week, looking to bounce back after sustaining two conference losses last week. The Diplomats stand at 7-9, 5-6 CC, and can jump back into the playoff picture with two wins.

Series History: F&M visits Swarthmore on Tuesday night, looking to build on a 36-16 lead in the previous 52 meetings after splitting a pair of contests last season.

The Diplomats then head to Gettysburg on Thursday to continue a rivalry that began in 1975. The Bullets own a 40-36 edge in the all-time series, thanks to a nine-game win streak against F&M dating back to 2012.

Last Week: On Wednesday the Diplomats hosted Dickinson, and fell behind 22-8 after one quarter, as the Red Devils eventually opened a lead as great as 31. A late F&M run cut the deficit, but the visitors claimed a 62-39 victory.

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The Diplomats closed out the week by hosting Haverford on Saturday for a scrappy CC battle. F&M owned a two-point edge at halftime, but the Fords outscored the Diplomats 16-9 in the third quarter and held on for a tight 56-49 win. Ashlyn Petersen hit five threes and notched a game- and career-high 17 points in the losing effort.

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Last Time We Met Swarthmore: An Anajha Burnett three with 10 seconds remaining tied the game and sent the Diplomats to overtime, eventually defeating the Garnet 64-59 on Jan 9, 2016. Erica Brown and Haley Pilone both scored 21 points in the win for F&M.

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Last Time We Met Gettysburg: A strong first quarter was not enough for the Diplomats, falling to the Bullets 74-55 on Nov. 22. Gettysburg shot 42.0 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the charity stripe on the night.

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Among the Leaders: Haddon has broken into the CC's top 10 in three categories. She ranks fifth in blocks per game with 1.3, eighth in shooting percentage at 41.0, and ninth in rebounds per game with 7.7.

Pisani remains near the top of the assist chart, as her 4.0 assists per game are good for fourth in the conference.

Milestone Watch: Haddon now has 892 career points, placing her 16th in the program record books and just 108 points shy of becoming F&M's 14th 1,000-point scorer.

She is also climbing the rebounding rankings, as her 635 career rebounds mark the ninth-highest total in program history and her 243 offensive rebounds rank fourth. Her 89 blocks rank sixth, and her 88 career starts are fourth, a record held by Sarah Meisenberg '09 and Alexa Barbush '13 (101).

Brown is just two blocks shy of breaking into the program's top 10, currently standing in 11th with 47. Pilone and Powers are climbing the rankings for made three-pointers, with Pilone sitting in 10th (73) and Powers ranking 14th (54).