February 11, 2010

Scoring Drought Costs Diplomats Loss

Box Score

GETTYSBURG, Pa. Gettysburg’s first-half defense set the pace for the game as the Bullets garnered their second win, 71-43, over Franklin & Marshall this season on Thursday night in a Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball match-up. The Bullets are riding a seven-game winning streak and improved to 20-2, 14-2 CC, while the Diplomats fell to 9-13, 5-12 CC.

Despite starting off with a 6-2 lead less than four minutes into action, F&M didn’t score a bucket for over four minutes as Gettysburg went on a 6-0 run to take the lead. The Diplomats fought back to bring the score within two half way through the period, but suffered another scoring drought, going the next seven minutes without a point.

Gettysburg used a solid defensive effort, forcing 13 Diplomat turnovers. The Bullets also accumulated six steals and five blocks in the first half. Courtney Fields scored 14 of her game-high 29 points for the Bullets in the first half, leading Gettysburg to a 30-13 advantage going into the break.

The Diplomats tried to chip away at Gettysburg’s lead throughout the entire second half. The Bullets held a 30-point advantage with seven minutes remaining in the contest, and went up by 33 soon after. Megan Pauley scored seven points in the final two minutes of the contest to help F&M more than double its first-half point total.

The Bullets out-rebounded F&M 48-36 to total 14 second-chance points. Both teams had their fair share of turnovers; F&M totaling 20 and Gettysburg with 16.

The Gettysburg squad shot 63 percent from the charity stripe, earning a total of 17 points. Field scored all of the Bullet’s four three-point field goals. Julie McGrory also chipped in 15 points for the orange and blue.

Pauley and Alexa Barbush led the Diplomats on the evening, combining for over half of the team’s points. Pauley tallied a team-high 13 points, while Barbush added 11 points, three steals, and five rebounds. F&M also received 16 points from the bench on the night.

F&M returns to the court on Saturday, February 13 to face Bryn Mawr at Haverford College. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE 71, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 43

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (9-13, 5-12 CC)

Megan Pauley 5-11 2-3 13; Alexa Barbush 4-11 3-5 11; Allison Bauer 3-7 0-1 7; Emily Johnson 2-2 1-6 5; Amy Chabitnoy 1-3 0-0 2; Colleen Bott 1-4 0-0 2; Elizabeth Snyder 1-4 0-1 2; Beth Holt 0-7 1-3 1; Alison Menna 0-2 0-2 0; Tracy Hahn 0-0 0-0 0; Michelle Montagna 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-52 7-21 43.

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (20-2, 15-2 CC)

Courtney Fields 10-17 5-6 29; Julie McGrory 5-9 5-8 15; Sara Kinsley 5-9 2-4 12; Caitlin Moser 3-8 3-4 9; Liz Watt 2-5 1-1 5; Lauren Dadigan 0-4 1-2 1; Kate Knudson 0-0 0-0 0; Allie Drechsler 0-5 0-0 0; Lisa Ridgeway 0-4 0-2 0. Totals 25-61 17-27 71.

Franklin & Marshall........... 13 30 - 43
Gettysburg College............ 30 41 - 71

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 2-9 (Megan Pauley 1-3; Allison Bauer 1-1; Elizabeth Snyder 0-1; Beth Holt 0-2; Alexa Barbush 0-2), Gettysburg College 4-9 (Courtney Fields 4-6; Julie McGrory 0-1; Allie Drechsler 0-1; Lisa Ridgeway 0-1).

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 36 (Alison Menna 8), Gettysburg College 48 (Sara Kinsley 9).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 9 (Michelle Montagna 3), Gettysburg College 18 (Sara Kinsley 5; Caitlin Moser 5).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 19, Gettysburg College 20.

Technical fouls--
Franklin & Marshall-TEAM, Gettysburg College-None.

A-89

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