First Half Run Propels Diplomats

HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall used a 16-4 scoring run in the first half, which erased a 12-point deficit, that helped lift the Diplomats to a 64-57 win over Haverford in a Centennial Conference (CC) game Saturday afternoon. F&M improved to 9-5 CC, 11-8 overall while the Fords fell to 5-9, 8-11.

Haverford scored the first six points of the game and would lead, 21-9, with 8:42 left in the first half. F&M responded with a 16-4 run to tie the game at 25-25 with 4:36 left. Five players scored points in the run for the Diplomats with Beth Holt, Elizabeth Snyder and Alexa Barbush netting three each. The Fords closed out the first half with a 7-2 run to lead 32-29.

The first 10 minutes of the second half featured three ties which was aided by F&M's six unanswered points to begin the half. The last tie was 37-37 before the Diplomats went up for good on two layups by Pauley and a free throw from Allison Bauer. F&M iced the game going 14-of-16 from the line in the final two minutes.

Barbush led all scorers with 19 points and added for four steals for F&M. Holt scored 15 points and dished out six assists and Pauley added 11 points with five rebounds. Alison Menna pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

Dominique Meeks recorded a double-double for Haverford with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Nina Voith netted a team-high 15 points for the Fords and Cara Wyant chipped in with 14.
Franklin & Marshall return to the Mayser Center Monday in a Centennial Conference game against Washington at 7 p.m.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 64, HAVERFORD 57

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (11-8, 9-5 CC)
Alexa Barbush 6-12 6-8 19; Beth Holt 4-12 5-6 15; Megan Pauley 5-12 0-0 11;
Elizabeth Snyder 2-4 1-2 7; Allison Bauer 0-9 6-8 6; Kristina McCarthy 1-1
0-0 2; Emma Lisle 1-3 0-0 2; Alison Menna 1-2 0-1 2; Amy Chabitnoy 0-0 0-2
0. Totals 20-55 18-27 64.

HAVERFORD (8-11, 5-9 CC)
Nina Voith 4-12 6-6 15; Dominique Meeks 6-16 2-4 14; Cara Wyant 5-10 3-4 14;
Calla Miller 1-9 6-7 8; Victoria Sobocinski 1-4 0-0 3; Rachel Baskin 1-4 0-0
2; Mary Hobbs 0-0 1-2 1; Liz Mayell 0-0 0-0 0; Hope Rainey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
18-55 18-23 57.

Franklin & Marshall...........   29   35  -   64
Haverford.....................   32   25  -   57

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 6-16 (Elizabeth Snyder 2-3; Beth Holt 2-7; Megan Pauley 1-1; Alexa Barbush 1-1; Allison Bauer 0-4), Haverford 3-12 (Cara Wyant 1-3; Victoria Sobocinski 1-4; Nina Voith 1-3; Rachel Baskin 0-1; Calla Miller 0-1).

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 34 (Alison Menna 10), Haverford 43 (Dominique Meeks 14).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 12 (Beth Holt 6), Haverford 8
(Victoria Sobocinski 2; Dominique Meeks 2; Rachel Baskin 2).

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

Technical fouls--Franklin & Marshall-None, Haverford-None. A-321