February 1, 2010

Holt's Defense Secures Win

Box Score

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Beth Holt is normally known for her offense, but it was her defense that secured a 57-55 win over Ursinus for Franklin & Marshall on Monday night in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action. The Diplomats snapped a five-game losing skid, improving to 9-11, 5-10 CC, while the Bears fell to 8-11, 5-9 CC.

Holt grabbed a steal with five seconds remaining in regulation, and passed it off to Alexa Barbush. Barbush was fouled and hit one of two free throw attempts to send F&M up by two. Holt blocked a three-point shot by Ursinus' Jaclyn Hilf as time expired, lifting the Diplomats to its first win in over two weeks.

F&M was slow at the start of the game, shooting two-for eight from the field, allowing the Bears to take an eight-point lead. Two jumpers from Barbush, however, put the Diplomats back into scoring position eleven minutes into the contest. The squads battled back and fourth for the remainder of the first half, but F&M had a four-point edge going into the break.

Four minutes into the second period, F&M took the lead and never let up. Mid-way through the second half, the Diplomats held an eight-point advantage that Ursinus slowly tried to chip away at. Slighted by a second-half shooting percentage of 34, the Bears struggled to keep up with the Diplomat's quick pace.

F&M's defensive pressure forced 19 turnovers resulting in 21 points for the Diplomats. The Bear's final turnover was committed with five seconds to go as Holt grabbed the ball for her second steal of the game.

Holt finished the night with 13 points and four assists, while Barbush tallied 12 points and three assists. Megan Pauley led the team with 14 points on the night.

The Bears were led by Teuber who finished with a double-double, made up of a game-high 12 rebounds and 19 points, in addition to her five steals. Alli Rosati notched 13 points, nine of which came from behind the arc.

F&M returns home on Saturday, when they host a conference double-header with Muhlenberg. Tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 57, URSINUS 55

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (8-11, 5-10 CC)

Megan Pauley 6-11 2-2 14; Beth Holt 5-8 2-7 13; Alexa Barbush 4-9 4-6 12; Elizabeth Snyder 3-6 0-1 6; Amy Chabitnoy 2-5 0-1 4; Colleen Bott 1-2 2-3 4; Alison Menna 1-2 0-0 2; Allison Bauer 1-5 0-3 2; Emily Johnson 0-1 0-0 0; Michelle Montagna 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 10-23 57.

URSINUS (8-11, 5-9 CC)

Lindsay Teuber 7-11 5-7 19; Alli Rosati 5-13 0-0 13; Alex Shivers 4-9 2-2 10; Jaclyn Hilf 3-10 0-0 8; Amber Yacenda 1-6 0-0 3; Jen Sroba 0-2 1-2 1; Ryann Burke 0-2 1-2 1; Julie Bown 0-1 0-0 0; Kristy George 0-0 0-0 0; Jackie Thomas 0-0 0-0 0; Laura Krieger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 9-13 55.

Franklin & Marshall...........   27   30  -   57

Ursinus.......................   23   32  -   55

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 1-4 (Beth Holt 1-4), Ursinus 6-17 (Alli Rosati 3-7; Jaclyn Hilf 2-7; Amber Yacenda 1-3).

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 37 (Amy Chabitnoy 7), Ursinus 36 (Lindsay Teuber 12).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 15 (Beth Holt 4), Ursinus 14 (Alli Rosati 4; Jaclyn Hilf 4).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 16, Ursinus 21.

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

A-252

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