LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall women's basketball fell to Gettysburg 70-50 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Thursday evening. The Diplomats dropped to 8-10, 5-8 CC while the Bullets improved to 15-2, 11-1 CC.
Sarah Pisani knocked down a three to give F&M the 5-4 lead to start the game. Gettysburg was able to take a three-point lead with 4:41 left in the first, but back-to-back layups from Haley Pilone gave the Diplomats the 9-8 advantage. The Bullets were able to recover and ended the quarter with a 9-0 run to take the 17-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A layup from Kristin Hamill kept F&M within nine at the 7:00 mark in the second. Lindsey Powers knocked down a three with 3:01 left to shrink the deficit to seven points. The Bullets finished out the have strong to maintain the 37-24 advantage at the break.
A quick turn-around layup from Hamill got the scoring going in the second half. Sparked by a layup from Pisani, the Diplomats 8-0 run to bring the score to 47-36 in the Bullets' favor with 2:25 left. Gettysburg kept the pace to finish out the third quarter with the 55-39 edge.
Scoring remained even to start the fourth quarter. Pilone knocked down a three at the 4:14 mark to bring the score to 66-44. AnnMarie DiCarlo was the next to drill a three to close the deficit to 21 with 3:15 left. Gettysburg was able to keep momentum and take the game 70-50.
Pilone led all scorers with 21 points, including going five-for-six from the free throw line. Hamill followed with 11 points and five rebounds.
The Diplomats return to action Wednesday as F&M travels to Ursinus for a 7:00 p.m. contest.