Diplomats Enter Conference Stretch Run

Game 19
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
F&M vs. Ursinus | Lancaster | 7:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M Leads 31-28
Streak: F&M +2
First Meeting: Feb. 15, 1975
Last F&M Victory: 51-47, Nov. 29, 2016
Last UC Victory: 71-63, Dec. 1, 2015
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Game 20
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
F&M at Muhlenberg | Allentown | 2:00 p.m.
Series Record: MUHL Leads 31-22
Streak: MUHL +10
First Meeting: Jan. 22, 1982
Last F&M Victory: 59-54, Feb. 4, 2012
Last MUHL Victory: 72-58, Jan. 10, 2017
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The first week of February arrives with Franklin & Marshall still in the hunt for a conference playoff spot; just 1.5 games out of the final playoff position. A pair of matchups with teams just above them in the standings give the Diplomats two opportunities to edge closer to a conference tournament berth.

Series History: F&M opens the week on Wednesday by hosting Ursinus. The Diplomats own a slim 31-28 lead in the all-time series, and look to extend a two-game win streak over the Bears.

The week concludes on Saturday as F&M visits Muhlenberg. The Mules own a 31-22 edge in the previous 53 meetings, courtesy of a 10-game win streak dating back to 2012.

Last Week: Ashlyn Petersen bettered her career high for the second game in a row, scoring a game-high 27 points as F&M held off Swarthmore 65-57 on Tuesday night.

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On Thursday, Gettysburg used a 13-0 run to open the fourth quarter, blowing open an otherwise tightly-contested game and giving the Diplomats an 85-74 defeat in the final game of the week.

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Last Time We Met Ursinus: Sarosha Parsons' first career double-double and an 18-point effort from Sarah Haddon powered F&M to a 51-47 victory in Collegeville on Nov. 29.

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Last Time We Met Muhlenberg: The Mules scored the final 17 points of the game to steal a 72-58 come-from-behind victory over the Diplomats on Jan 10.

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Among the Leaders: Haddon has broken into the CC's top 10 in three different categories. She ranks fifth in blocks per game with 1.3, seventh in shooting percentage at 40.7, and seventh in rebounds per game with 7.9.

Sarah Pisani remains near the top of the conference's assist chart, as her 4.2 assists per game are good for fourth in the conference.

Petersen's big week vaulted her into the CC's top 10 in three-point shooting percentage, now standing in eighth at 39.2 percent.

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Milestone Watch: Haddon now has 916 career points, placing her 15th in the program record books and just 84 points shy of becoming F&M's 14th 1,000-point scorer. 

She is also climbing the rebounding rankings, as her 655 career rebounds mark the ninth-highest total in program history and her 249 offensive rebounds rank fourth. Her 92 blocks rank sixth, and her 90 career starts are fourth, a record held by Sarah Meisenberg '09 and Alexa Barbush '13 (101).

Brown has also broken into the program's top 10, currently standing in 10th with 49 career blocks. Pilone and Powers are climbing the rankings for made three-pointers, with Pilone sitting in 10th (78) and Powers ranking 14th (54).

F&M's career records can be viewed here.