LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's basketball team dropped its first Centennial Conference (CC) contest of the season to Gettysburg by a 63-53 tally on Tuesday evening.
The Diplomats fell to 1-3, 0-1 CC while the Bullets improved to 3-1, 1-0 CC.
Back-to-back layups from Sarah Pisani gave F&M a 6-4 edge with 4:00 left in the first quarter of action. The Bullets were able to take back the momentum with an 11-6 lead at the end of the first.
Lindsey Powers tallied the first score of the quarter to bring the Diplomats within three. Sarosha Parsons converted the and-one layup into a three-point play to decrease the deficit to 14-13 with five minutes left in the half. A five-point swing from Pisani evened the score at 18-18 with 2:57 left, while Gettysburg was able to keep a 24-22 advantage at the break.
A free throw from Kenna Williams stopped a six-point run for the Bullets, bringing the score to 33-25. Back-to-back layups from Haley Pilone and Parsons brought F&M back within nine with 5:23 left in the third.
An Alisyn Narracci layup early in the fourth quarter decreased the deficit to eight at 47-41. A 5-0 run in under a minute starting at the 7:04 mark brought the Diplomats within five. F&M looked to battle back, but the Bullets were able to take the contest 63-53.
Pisani led with 14 points, followed by Parsons, who shot five-for-five from the line, for 13 points. Williams brought down 11 boards and notched seven points.
The Diplomats head to Haverford on Tuesday, Nov. 27 for a 7:00 p.m. contest.