February 3, 2007

Diplomats Suffer Setback at Bryn Mawr

Feb. 3, 2007

Box Score

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - For the first time in the program's history, Bryn Mawr defeated Franklin & Marshall 47-45 in Centennial Conference women's basketball. The victory snapped an Owls (6-14, 3-12) 15-game losing streak to the Diplomats (5-16, 4-11 CC). The loss was the fifth-straight for the Diplomats.

Bryn Mawr closed the first half on a two-minute, 8-0 run, to overcome a 19-14 Diplomat lead and go into the break up 22-19. The Owls opened the second half with six unanswered points to go up nine before the Diplomats broke the seven-minute scoring drought. Franklin & Marshall then reeled off a 16-2 run down to the 9:51 mark to claim a 36-30 lead, but seven straight Bryn Mawr points briefly gave the hosts the lead, 37-36 with 8:15 left to play.

The game was never more than a possession out of reach for either team the remainder of the way. The Diplomats held 45-43 with 1:51 left in the game, but four Bryn Mawr free throws combined with four fruitless F&M possessions led to the 47-45 final. Three of the free throws came from the hands of Amy Johnson, who along with F&M's Sarah Meisenberg led all scorers with 14 points. The Diplomats Amanda Miceli and Bryn Mawr's Shanika Bridges-King each scored 11 points.

The Diplomats return to action on Tuesday against Dickinson.

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