Blue Jays Rally Past Diplomats

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins used a pair of late scoring runs to knock off Franklin & Marshall, 57-49, in a Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game Thursday night. The Blue Jays remain atop of the CC at 12-2, 15-3 overall while the Diplomats fell to 8-5 CC, 10-8 overall.

A pair of free throws from Allison Bauer, and a three by Beth Holt, put F&M ahead 5-0 early in the game. Hopkins quickly tied the game at 5-5 after KaraLea Follmer drained a three but the Diplomats answered with an 9-1 run to lead 14-6 with 9:06 left in the half. Alexa Barbush scored five points in the run while Megan Pauley and Holt added two each. The Blue Jays used an 8-2 run to lead 22-21 with 29 seconds left, before a Pauley steal led to Elizabeth Snyder's layup at the buzzer to put F&M ahead 23-22 at the break.

The first seven minutes of the second half featured five ties before the Jays took a 41-34 lead with 10:35 left in the game. Holt's three with 5:11 left got the Diplomats within three, 47-44, but they would never get closer. Hopkins closed the game with 10-3 scoring run to ice the contest.

Holt led F&M with 15 points with Pauley adding nine.

Stephanie Fong led all scorers with 17 for the Jays while Fatu Conteh added 10. Hopkins held a 54-33 rebound advantage over F&M and were led by Lyndsay Burton's 16 boards and Alex Vassila's 12 rebounds.

The Diplomats travel to Haverford on Saturday for a Centennial Conference game at 1 p.m.


JOHNS HOPKINS 57, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 49

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (10-8, 8-5 CC)
Beth Holt 4-13 5-6 15; Megan Pauley 3-11 2-2 9; Alexa Barbush 3-12 2-4 8;
Emma Lisle 2-6 2-2 6; Elizabeth Snyder 2-4 1-3 5; Kristina McCarthy 2-3 0-0
4; Allison Bauer 0-5 2-2 2; Alison Menna 0-2 0-0 0; Amy Chabitnoy 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 16-56 14-19 49.

JOHNS HOPKINS (15-3, 12-2 CC)
Stephanie Fong 3-8 9-11 17; Fatu Conteh 5-7 0-2 10; Lyndsay Burton 4-12 1-4
9; Alex Vassila 3-9 2-4 8; KaraLea Follmer 1-2 2-2 5; Chantel Mattiola 1-11
2-2 5; Jenna Cavrich 1-2 1-2 3; Kat Fox 0-2 0-0 0; Katherine Brooks 0-0 0-0
0; Jacqueline Williams 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 17-27 57.

Franklin & Marshall...........   23   26  -   49
Johns Hopkins.................   22   35  -   57

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 3-14 (Beth Holt 2-9; Megan Pauley 1-3; Elizabeth Snyder 0-2), Johns Hopkins 4-11 (Stephanie Fong 2-3; Karalea Follmer 1-1; Chantel Mattiola 1-7).

Fouled out--Franklin & Marshall-Kristina McCarthy, Johns Hopkins-None. Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 33 (Allison Bauer 4; Emma Lisle 4; Alison Menna 4), Johns Hopkins 54 (Lyndsay Burton 16).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 8 (Alexa Barbush 3; Beth Holt 3), Johns Hopkins 11 (Jacqueline Williams 3).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 20, Johns Hopkins 17.

Technical fouls--Franklin & Marshall-None, Johns Hopkins-None.

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