HAVERFORD, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall fell to Haverford by a 65-46 tally in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Tuesday evening. Three three-pointers from Haley Pilone reset the program mark for career three-pointers made at 179, passing Dana Johns '06 (178).
The Diplomats dropped to 1-4, 0-2 CC while the Fords remained undefeated at 5-0, 2-0 CC.
Two layups from Kenna Williams evened the score at 4-4 with 7:32 left in the first quarter. A free throw from Sarosha Parsons followed by a Sarah Pisani three-pointer gave the Diplomats a four-point edge with four minutes left, but a 5-0 run from Haverford gave the Fords a 17-12 lead at the end of the quarter.
A Maia Lockhart layup stopped a seven-point run for Haverford to start the second quarter, bringing F&M within 10. Lindsey Powers notched a layup to decrease the deficit to eight with 7:12 left in the half. Alisyn Narracci tacked on two free throws with three minutes left in the half, but the Fords kept the momentum to take a 40-20 lead going into the break.
Pilone got in on the action in the second half with two three-pointers to bring the score to 47-26 with 7:10 left in the third. Parsons tallied the final points of the quarter, knocking down two free throws to decrease the deficit to 18 going into the final period.
The Diplomats opened the fourth quarter with four unanswered points to come within 14. Williams delivered seven points in the fourth quarter while Pilone drilled a three-pointer with 36 seconds left to reset the program record.
F&M held a 29-26 advantage on the boards. Williams notched her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds, going 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Pisani tallied her third-straight game with double-digit points, recording 10 points and three assists.
The Diplomats travel to Swarthmore on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. contest.