Swarthmore Edges Diplomats in Double Overtime

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Genny Pezzola hit her eighth and final three-pointer to lead Swarthmore to a 88-83 double overtime win over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball action on Saturday evening. The Garnet improved to 9-10 (6-8 CC) while the Diplomats fell to 8-11 (4-10 CC).

F&M took its first and only lead in the beginning of the second overtime, but Swarthmore’s five consecutive points sealed the win over the Diplomats for the second time this season. Pezzola went 8-for-11 from behind the three-point line, scoring a team-high 24 points.

Swarthmore took an early lead in the first half, but F&M clawed its way back, trailing by eight going into half time. The squads battled back and fourth throughout the second period as Swarthmore clung to a three-point lead with 30 seconds remaining.

Down by three with two seconds left in regulation, Megan Pauley drained a three-pointer off of a pass from Beth Holt to send the game into overtime.

Swarthmore held a five-point advantage briefly during the overtime period, but F&M did not let down. Kathryn Stockbower missed a free throw that could have sealed the game for the Garnet, giving the blue and white another chance to retaliate yet again. Holt hit a trifecta with four seconds on the clock to send the game into its second overtime.

F&M opened up with a quick lead on a Holt trey, but after a layup and a Pezzola three-pointer, Swarthmore never looked back. Pamela Costello notched two free throws with six seconds left to lift the Garnet to a final five-point edge.

Pauley recorded a career-high 32 points, shooting five-for-five from the charity stripe. Holt also recorded a career-high 26 points, in addition to her career-high six three-pointers. The two combined for 70 percent of the team’s points.

Costello posted 18 points, going six-for-nine from the field and four-for-six from behind the arc. Stockbower and Ceylan Bodur both recorded double-doubles on the night for the Garnet. Stockbower netted 17 points and collected 10 rebounds, while Bodur chipped in 14 points and grabbed 10 boards.

F&M returns to action on Feb. 1, traveling to Ursinus for a conference match-up. Tip off is slated for 6 p.m.


SWARTHMORE 88, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 83

SWARTHMORE (9-10, 6-8 CC)
Genny Pezzola 8-11 0-2 24; Pamela Costello 6-9 2-2 18; Kathryn Stockbower 8-14 1-9 17; Ceylan Bodur 5-11 2-3 14; S. Miller-Walfish 3-6 0-0 6; Eliza Polli 1-4 2-2 5; Madeline Ross 1-3 0-0 2; Brittany Schmelz 1-2 0-0 2; Lisa Schumacher 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-61 7-18 88.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (8-11, 4-10 CC)
Megan Pauley 13-24 5-5 32; Beth Holt 9-15 2-2 26; Amy Chabitnoy 1-6 5-5 7; Colleen Bott 1-5 3-4 5; Alexa Barbush 1-5 3-4 5; Alison Menna 1-5 2-3 4; Allison Bauer 2-12 0-0 4; Emily Johnson 0-0 0-0 0; Elizabeth Snyder 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-73 20-23 83.

Swarthmore.................... 37 31 10 10 - 88
Franklin & Marshall........... 29 39 10 5 - 83

3-point goals--Swarthmore 15-28 (Genny Pezzola 8-11; Pamela Costello 4-6; Ceylan Bodur 2-4; Eliza Polli 1-4; Lisa Schumacher 0-1; Madeline Ross 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 7-12 (Beth Holt 6-10; Megan Pauley 1-2).

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

Rebounds--Swarthmore 44 (Kathryn Stockbower 10; Ceylan Bodur 10), Franklin & Marshall 42 (Megan Pauley 9).

Assists--Swarthmore 15 (Brittany Schmelz 4), Franklin & Marshall 21 (Beth Holt 7).

Total fouls--Swarthmore 18, Franklin & Marshall 20.

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

A-534