Game 22: Franklin & Marshall at Gettysburg
February 9, 2011
Series Record: F&M leads 34-29
Last Meeting: December 8, 2010 - F&M 66, GC 52
Last F&M win: December 8, 2010 - F&M 66, GC 52
Last GC win: February 11, 2010 - GC 66, F&M 53
Game 23: Franklin & Marshall at Swarthmore
February 12, 2011
Series Record: F&M leads 30-10
Last Meeting: January 8, 2011 - F&M 68, SC 48
Last F&M win: January 8, 2011 - F&M 68, SC 48
Last SC win: January 30, 2010 - SC 88, F&M 83 (2OT)
Head-to-Head: Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg will meet for the 65th time with the Dipomats leading the series 34-29. F&M won the first meeting this season. The Diplomats take on Swarthmore for the 41st time. F&M won the first game this season between the two teams.
Last F&M Game: Muhlenberg never trailed in a 71-56 win over Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference game Sunday afternoon at Mayser Center.
Muhlenberg led 21-7 in the first seven minutes of the game before the Diplomats cut into the lead. Five unanswered points by Emma Lisle made it 21-12 with 12:23 left in the first half. The Mules went on to outscore F&M, 29-13, to take a 40-25 lead into halftime.
The Mules built their lead to 48-34 early in the second half before the Diplomats netted eight-straight points to make it a six point game, 48-42. Kristina McCarthy hit a layup, Beth Holt drained a three and Elizabeth Snyder converted a traditional three point play in F&M's 8-0 run.
Alexandra Chili led all scorers with 20 points for Muhlenberg while teammates Alita Zabreck and Leeann Lanza added 14 and 12 with eight rebounds apiece.
Holt and Snyder paced the Diplomats with 10 points each and Alexa Barbush and Lisle each added nine. McCarthy finished with eight points and nine rebounds.
Conference Race: F&M is tied for fourth in the Centennial Conference with Ursinus. Gettysburg, Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins are the three teams ahead of the Diplomats. F&M will face both Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins in the final four games of the regular season.
Shooter: Beth Holt needs four three-pointers to take over the No.2 spot on the school's all-time list. She'll pass Mika Lugue '97 who had 127 treys. Dana Johns '06 has the record with 178.
Last Time We Met Gettysburg: Franklin & Marshall won its second straight game with a 66-53 win over Gettysburg.
The game was tied four times in the first 10:15 of the game before Gettysburg went ahead 15-14 after Mary Spicer converted a pair of free throws. The Diplomats answered when Allison Bauer hit a three, and Alison Menna and Megan Pauley each connected on a pair of free throws, to give F&M a 21-15 lead with 9:02 left in the first.
Pauley netted a game-high 23 points for the Diplomats and added eight rebounds. Pauley went 8-of-15 from the field, including a pair of treys, and 5-of-6 from the line. Bauer scored a season-high 15 points and Bott hit a season-high with 10 points.
Alexa Barbush grabbed a career-high nine rebounds for the Diplomats and added seven points with six assists. Menna recorded nine boards and Chabitnoy chipped in with eight points. Sara Kinsley led the Bullets with 10 points.
Last Time We Met Swarthmore: Beth Holt's two treys sparked a 15-1 first half scoring run for Franklin & Marshall to help lift the Diplomats to a 68-48 win over Swarthmore Saturday in a Centennial Conference (CC) game. The Diplomats improved to 5-2 CC and 7-5 overall while the Garnet dropped to 4-2, 8-3.
Trailing 23-11 with 11 minutes left in the first half, F&M exploded for 15 points to go ahead 26-24 with 4:35 left in the game. Holt game off of the bench to nail two baskets from behind the arc, and a free throw, in the run while Kristina McCarthy added six and Alexa Barbush knocked in two points.
Swarthmore knotted the contest at 26 a few seconds later but the Diplomats answered again with a 9-0 run to head into halftime up 35-26. Emma Lisle scored four points, Holt three and Barbush two in the final 3:35 of the half.