February 14, 2009

Seniors Lead F&M Over Bryn Mawr

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LANCASTER, Pa. - Sarah Meisenberg scored a game-high 19 points to lead Franklin & Marshall's women's basketball team to a 67-37 win over Bryn Mawr on Saturday.

The Diplomats (13-10, 10-6 CC) posted their fifth straight and 19th overall win against the Owls (2-21, 0-17 CC). It is the first time this season that F&M has won by a 30-point margin.

Ten others scored for the Diplomats, including Faith Meisenberg who went 3-for-3 for a career-high eight points. Megan Pauley and Amanda Miceli each had seven points.

Senior Jessica Allen put up a double-double for Bryn Mawr, scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds.

F&M held the Owls to just 21 points in the first half and 16 in the second half to collect the conference win and remain in a tie for fifth place in the CC standings.

Bryn Mawr stayed with the Diplomats through the first 10 minutes of the opening stanza, even taking a 6-5 lead at the 15:58 mark. With the game tied at 11-all, F&M used a 13-4 run to take a 24-15 lead with 3:51 remaining. Sarah Meisenberg recorded eight points in four minutes to pace the Diplomats in the run and Beth Holt scored the final five points for a double-digit lead to end the half, 31-21.

F&M continued to pull away in the second half, going 4-for-5 as a team from the floor to make it 41-23. The lead turned into a 20-point margin after Casey Downie drained a jumper near the baseline to make it 47-27. Faith Meisenberg hit a three-pointer with 6:38 left, putting the Diplomats ahead 59-29 and it was her second triple with 28 seconds remaining that sealed the 30-point win at 67-37.

F&M only committed 13 turnovers, while forcing 25 by the Owls.

The Diplomats return to action on Wednesday at Gettysburg. Game time is 6 p.m.


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