November 20, 2011

Diplomats Fall to Mighty Macs

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall erased a 14-point halftime deficit, with a strong second half, but fell to Immaculata 80-73 in the consolation game of the Terry Greene Memorial Tournament. The Diplomats fell to 0-2 this season while the Mighty Macs improved to 1-1.

Leah Kuczynski netted 15 in the first half for Immaculata, while the Diplomats struggled from the floor by hitting 37% of their shots, to help the Macs to a 46-32 lead at the break. 

F&M trailed by as much as 22, 68-30, midway through the second half before an 18-2 scoring run got them within six, 62-56, with 7:44 left in the game. Allison Bauer scored seven in the run and Colleen Bott added four. Immaculata led by 11, with 5:07 left, before F&M answered with a 10-3 run that was bookended by two Bauer treys to come within four points, 72-68, with 2:38 remaining the game. 

The Mighty Macs made the best of two consecutive trips to the line to go up four and escape with an 80-73 victory. 

Kuczynski led the Macs with 21 while Kelley Brown and Chrissy Esbensen added 16 and 19.

F&M had five players hit double figures led by Bauer's career-high 23. Bauer was 8-of-16 from the floor, including 5-of-10 from behind the arc, and 2-for-2 from the line and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team. Megan Pauley recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds and Alexa Barbush added 13 points, five assists and five steals. Bott and Elizabeth Snyder both netted 10 for F&M.

The Diplomats return to action Tuesday in their Centennial Conference opener at Bryn Mawr with a 7 pm. tip-off.

All-Tournament Team: Leah Kuczynski - IU, Jayli Scannapieco - EC,

Brittany Hick - YC, Allison Bauer - F&M

MVP: April Sparkman - York

 

IMMACULATA 80, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 73

IMMACULATA (1-1)

Kuczynski, Leah 4-8 13-17 21; Brown, Kelly 8-16 3-6 19; Esbensen, Chrissy 7-14 2-2 16; Welz, Bridget 4-8 0-0 9; Smith, Sara 2-5 2-2 6; Duffin, Brianna 2-3 0-0 5; Deegler, Jackie 1-4 1-1 3; Zimny, Alison 0-0 1-2 1; Durkin, Katie 0-1 0-0 0; Kinsey, Marisa 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 22-30 80.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (0-2)

Allison Bauer 8-16 2-2 23; Alexa Barbush 5-16 3-6 13; Elizabeth Snyder 3-17 4-7 11; Colleen Bott 3-9 4-4 10; Megan Pauley 4-17 2-2 10; Emma Lisle 3-3 0-0 6; Tracy Hahn 0-0 0-0 0; Sam Plunkett 0-2 0-0 0; Kristina McCarthy 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 26-83 15-21 73.

Immaculata                    46           34           80

Franklin & Marshall         32           41           73

3-point goals--Immaculata 2-2 (Duffin, Brianna 1-1; Welz, Bridget 1-1),

Franklin & Marshall 6-21 (Allison Bauer 5-10; Elizabeth Snyder 1-9; Sam

Plunkett 0-2). Fouled out--Immaculata-None, Franklin & Marshall-Emma Lisle.

Rebounds--Immaculata 39 (Brown, Kelly 9), Franklin & Marshall 43 (Megan Pauley 14). 

Assists--Immaculata 15 (Esbensen, Chrissy 8), Franklin & Marshall 15 (Alexa Barbush 5). 

Total fouls--Immaculata 18, Franklin & Marshall 22. 

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

A-312