Diplomats Fall Short to Shorewomen

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall used a 15-0 run in the final six minutes to come within three points, but Meghan Tait hit two free throws to secure a 61-56 victory for Washington. The win was the first for the Shorewomen (6-7, 4-4 CC) in the last 12 meetings in Lancaster.

Trailing 59-41 with 6:13 remaining in the game, F&M (7-6, 3-5 CC) put together a late run that ended on a jump shot by Alexa Barbush with 1:18 remaining. Both teams came up empty on their ensuing possessions and Tait hit her free throw attempts with 18.9 seconds left to preserve the win.

Beth Holt scored five, of her team-high 16, points in the final six-minute run. Holt finished the night shooting 4-for-9 from the floor, 4-for-8 from behind the arc and 4-for-4 from the line. She added five boards, four assists and four steals.

The Shorewomen led by as many as 13 points in the first half and held a 29-16 lead with 1:31 remaining. F&M hit six straight free throws to come within seven points.  Sally O'Donnell hit a trey with 17 seconds to go and Washington took a 32-22 advantage into the locker room.

Alexa Barbush and Megan Pauley also scored in double-figures with ten points each. Barbush shot 6-for-6 from the line and Pauley went 4-for-12 from the field. Elizabeth Snyder added seven points from the bench.

Jane O'Donnell scored a game-high 17 points, and Sally O'Donnell added 12, for Washington. Erin Kile contributed 11 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Tait tallied eight points, eight assists, and 11 boards.

Washington held a 45-31 advantage on the glass, with 16 coming on the offensive end resulting in 14 second-chance points.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Thursday when the Diplomats host Bryn Mawr in a spilt double-header. The women will tip-off at 6 p.m. followed by the men (vs. Washington) at 8 p.m.

 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 61, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 56

WASHINGTON COLLEGE (6-7, 4-4 CC)
Jane O'Donnell 5-14 5-6 17; Sally O'Donnell 4-12 0-0 12; Erin Kile 5-9 1-2 11; Meghan Tait 1-5 6-6 8; Maggie King 2-9 2-2 7; Julie Sherwood 3-7 0-0 6; Amber Madore 0-0 0-0 0; Jessica Jamrogowicz 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 20-61 14-16 61.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (7-6, 3-5 CC)
Beth Holt 4-9 4-4 16; Alexa Barbush 2-10 6-6 10; Megan Pauley 4-12 2-2 10; Elizabeth Snyder 2-4 3-4 7; Amy Chabitnoy 3-7 1-2 7; Allison Bauer 0-5 3-4 3; Alison Menna 1-4 0-4 2; Colleen Bott 0-1 1-2 1; Emily Johnson 0-1 0-0 0; Michelle Montagna 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-53 20-28 56.

Washington College............   32   29  -   61
Franklin & Marshall...........   22   34  -   56

3-point goals--Washington College 7-30 (Sally O'Donnell 4-9; Jane O'Donnell 2-8; Maggie King 1-7; Jessica Jamrogowicz 0-4; Meghan Tait 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 4-10 (Beth Holt 4-8; Alexa Barbush 0-1; Megan Pauley 0-1).

Fouled out--Washington College-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

Rebounds-Washington College 45 (Erin Kile 16), Franklin & Marshall 31 (Megan Pauley 5; Beth Holt 5).

Assists--Washington College 12 (Meghan Tait 8), Franklin & Marshall 10 (Beth Holt 4).

Total fouls--Washington College 20, Franklin & Marshall 12.

Technical fouls--Washington College-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

A-157