Bauer and Holt lead Diplomats

Box Score

LANCASTER -- Allison Bauer and Beth Holt each scored 17 points to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 53-48 win over Haverford Wednesday in a Centennial Conference (CC) game. It's the second-straight win for the Diplomats (7-4 overall, 3-3 CC) while the Fords (3-6, 1-5) dropped their third consecutive contest.

Bauer, who's 17 points was a career-high, knocked in 14 points in the first half, which helped give F&M a 30-26 lead at the break.

Holt added nine in the opening half, which saw the score tied five times and seven lead changes.

The Fords used an 11-3 run early in the second, highlighted by Nina Voith's seven points, to take a 39-33 lead with 14:12 left in the game.

The Diplomats rallied back to take the lead for good when Alexa Barbush (10 points) sank a free throw to convert a three-point play which gave F&M a 40-39 lead with 10:27 left.

A pair of free throws by Victoria Sobocinski, who scored a team-high 16, put the Fords within one point, 49-48, before Holt sank four free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal the win for the Diplomats.

Voith netted 14 points for Haverford while Dominique Meeks grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

F&M was led in rebounds by Holt, Barbush and Allison Menna, who all pulled down seven boards.

The Diplomats return to the court on Saturday in double-header with Swarthmore.  The women tip-off at 1 p.m. and men follow at 3 p.m.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 53, HAVERFORD 48

HAVERFORD (3-6, 1-5 CC)
Victoria Sobocinski 5-9 2-2 16; Nina Voith 6-14 2-3 14; Calla Miller 2-5 1-2 6; Dominique Meeks 3-14 0-1 6; Liz Mayell 1-4 0-0 2; Sara Cram 1-8 0-0 2; Nia Richardson 1-1 0-0 2; Meaghan Ryan 0-0 0-0 0; Alejandra Alvarez 0-0 0-0 0; Danielle Harrison 0-0 0-0 0; Meredith Schoyer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 5-8 48.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (7-4, 3-3 CC)
Allison Bauer 6-12 4-8 17; Beth Holt 6-13 4-4 17; Alexa Barbush 3-8 4-7 10; Megan Pauley 3-8 0-0 7; Amy Chabitnoy 1-1 0-0 2; Emily Johnson 0-2 0-0 0; Colleen Bott 0-3 0-0 0; Alison Menna 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 12-19 53.

Haverford.....................  26   22  -   48
Franklin & Marshall...........   30   23  -   53

3-point goals--Haverford 5-12 (Victoria Sobocinski 4-6; Calla Miller 1-2; Liz Mayell 0-1; Nina Voith 0-3), Franklin & Marshall 3-11 (Megan Pauley 1-2; Beth Holt 1-4; Allison Bauer 1-3; Alexa Barbush 0-2).

Fouled out--Haverford-None, Franklin & Marshall-None. Rebounds--Haverford 30
(Dominique Meeks 8), Franklin & Marshall 39 (Beth Holt 7; Alison Menna 7; Alexa Barbush 7).

Assists--Haverford 12 (Calla Miller 3; Sara Cram 3), Franklin & Marshall 4 (Beth Holt 2).

Total fouls--Haverford 16, Franklin & Marshall 15.

Technical fouls--Haverford-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

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