January 28, 2009

Diplomats Handle Bryn Mawr

Box Score

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - Megan Pauley and Cara Landolfi each scored 12 points to lead Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team past Bryn Mawr 57-37 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Wednesday night.

The Diplomats (9-8, 6-4 CC) shot 53.6 percent from the floor (15-for-28) in the first half to take a commanding 34-16 lead and never look back for their third straight win.

Pauley went 6-for-8 from the field to set a new season high, while Sarah Meisenberg was the third person in double figures with 10 points.

The Owls (1-16, 0-12 CC) got a game-high 17 points from Emilie Naccarato, who knocked down three triples and grabbed four rebounds. Jessica Allen recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards.

Pauely helped F&M take a 12-0 lead out of the game, scoring eight of those points in the first 7:10 of the game. Naccarato got Bryn Mawr on the board with a layup at 11:05.

The Diplomats kept their distance, going 5-for-6 over a three-minute stretch with five different players scoring. Meisenberg hit two from the line and then drove in for the layup for a 29-13 lead with 1:57 remaining in the half.

Naccarato drained a triple, but Amanda Miceli made a jumper and Beth Holt closed out the opening half with a three-pointer for a 34-16 lead at the break.

With the lead in the double digits, Miriam Marcis got her shot to drop from behind the arc to give F&M a 22-point lead. The Diplomats largest margin came off Landolfi's layup with 1:16 on the clock to make it 57-34.

F&M held the Owls under 25 percent shooting and held a 47-30 advantage on the glass.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at Swarthmore. Game time is 1 p.m.

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