January 10, 2009

Washington Defeats Diplomats

Box Score

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Jessica Jamrogowicz recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 assists while adding eight steals and four rebounds to lead Washington over Franklin & Marshall 63-51 in Centennial Conference women's basketball action on Saturday.

Jamrogowicz was one of three players in double figures for the Shoremen (8-1, 3-1 CC), who used a 31-10 run between the end of the first half and the start of the second to snap a three-game losing streak to the Diplomats (5-6, 3-2 CC).

Jane O'Donnell matched Jamrogowicz with 18 points, going 7-for-8 from the line and Brianne Slizofski posted 17 points and eight rebounds in the win.

All but one player scored for F&M with Amanda Miceli, Beth Holt and Sarah Meisenberg each scoring eight points.

The Diplomats held the early lead in the first five minutes of the game, scoring the opening points on a layup from Allison Bauer. Bauer got another point from the line, before Meisenberg got in the scoring column with a layup to make it 5-2.

Slizofski tallied the next five points, draining a three-pointer to give Washington its first lead at 9-8 with 13:58 left in the half. Holt responded with one of her two triples on the day and Alison Menna made a layup to put the Diplomats ahead by four at 13-9.

With the score tied at 17-all, the Shoremen made their move with a 9-0 run behind another five points from Slizofski. Washington held F&M to just seven points over the last 6:19 of the half to take a 37-24 lead at the break.

The Shoremen opened the second half with an 11-3 spurt, not allowing a point by the Diplomats until Miceli hit a three-pointer at the 15:37 mark.

Washington built its lead by as much as 24 points. F&M fought back and pulled within 10 points on a layup by Megan Pauley, but ran out of time to complete the comeback.

The Diplomats return to action on Tuesday against Ursinus. Game time is 7 p.m.