Bott Leads Diplomats Past Elmira

Box Score

ALRINGTON, Va. - Colleen Bott scored a team-high 14 points as Franklin & Marshall defeated Elmira 64-53 in the consolation game of the Marymount Holiday Classic Sunday afternoon. F&M snapped a four game losing streak with the win and improved to 6-4.

Both teams battled back and forth in the first half resulting in four lead changes and six ties. Allison Bauer's jumper at 3:13 put the Diplomats up 23-22 and F&M would not trail the remainder of the game. The Diplomats finished on a 7-1 run to take a 29-24 lead into the half.

F&M opened up the second half with a 10-2 run spanning almost five minutes to lead by 13 points. Elmira came within six points at the 6:15 mark but F&M finished strong to secure the victory.

In addition to Bott, the Diplomats had two other players in double figures. Alexa Barbush finished with 12 points, shooting 4-for-6 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the line. Emily Johnson shot 5-for-8 and turned in 10 points.

The Diplomats outshot Elmira 51% to 31% and held a slight 18-17 advantage on the boards.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on January 6th when the Diplomats host Haverford for a double-header. The women will tip-off at 6 p.m. followed by the men at 8 p.m.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 64, ELMIRA 53

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (6-4)
Colleen Bott 6-9 2-2 14; Alexa Barbush 4-6 4-5 12; Emily Johnson 5-8 0-2 10; Allison Bauer 4-9 0-2 8; Alison Menna 4-7 0-0 8; Beth Holt 4-9 0-0 8; Megan Pauley 0-4 3-4 3; Amy Chabitnoy 0-0 1-2 1; Tracy Hahn 0-0 0-0 0; Michelle Montagna 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-53 10-17 64.

ELMIRA (0-9)
Amanda Lawlor 7-16 1-4 17; Chelsea Kent 3-10 4-4 10; Becca Fretz 3-9 1-3 7; Alysha Giarra 2-5 0-0 5; Erin Ruppell 2-10 1-4 5; Tesia Kaczynski 1-7 2-2 5; Stephanie Woychak 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 19-61 11-19 53.

Franklin & Marshall...........   29   35  -   64
Elmira........................  24   29  -   53

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 0-3 (; Allison Bauer 0-1; Beth Holt 0-2), Elmira 4-16 (Amanda Lawlor 2-7; Alysha Giarra 1-2; Tesia Kaczynski 1-4; Stephanie Woychak 0-1; Chelsea Kent 0-2).

Fouled out--Franklin & Marshall-None, Elmira-None.

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 40 (Alison Menna 6), Elmira 37 (Amanda Lawlor 7).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 9 (Alexa Barbush 3), Elmira 8 (Tesia Kaczynski 3).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 18, Elmira 18.

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

A-175