December 21, 2011

Diplomats Keep Rolling

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Alexa Barbush led Franklin & Marshall in scoring for the fourth straight game with a game-high 17 points as the Diplomats took down Scranton, 65-58, in their final game of the Puerto Rico Classic on Wednesday afternoon. The Diplomats (7-2) close out the 2011 portion of their schedule on a seven-game winning streak, while the Lady Royals fall to 5-5.

Barbush has now paced F&M in the scoring column in six of its nine contests this season with her 17 points against the Lady Royals. The junior guard added five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Allison Bauer also put together an all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Megan Pauley tallied 10 points and eight rebounds and a season-high three blocks for the Diplomats, while Colleen Bott chipped in with 10 points and four boards. Kristina McCarthy notched her fourth double-digit rebounding performance with 11 rebounds and also added seven points.

Scranton was led by Alison Sweeney's 14 points, while Katherine Torto registered nine points and nine rebounds in the loss.

The Diplomats return to the court at Lebanon Valley on Monday, Jan. 2. The non-conference matchup is set for a 6:00 pm start.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 65, SCRANTON 58

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (7-2)

Alexa Barbush 6-11 5-8 17; Allison Bauer 4-8 1-2 11; Colleen Bott 5-11 0-0
10; Megan Pauley 4-7 2-2 10; Elizabeth Snyder 3-11 2-2 8; Kristina McCarthy
2-8 3-3 7; Emma Lisle 1-2 0-0 2; Tracy Hahn 0-0 0-0 0; Sam Plunkett 0-1 0-0
0. Totals 25-59 13-17 65.

SCRANTON (5-5)

Alison Sweeney 4-12 4-6 14; Katherine Torto 4-10 0-1 9; Lindsay Fluehr 2-6
2-7 6; Lia DiSciascio 2-2 0-0 6; Erin Boggan 2-8 1-2 5; Sidney Jaques 2-4
0-0 5; Tayler Pallotta 2-5 0-0 4; Emma Hart 2-4 0-1 4; Raychel Shannon 1-2
0-0 2; Shernai  Bentley 1-1 0-0 2; Sarah Gage 0-0 1-2 1; Christina Hiltunen
0-4 0-0 0. Totals 22-58 8-19 58.

Franklin & Marshall...........   31   34  -   65
Scranton......................   21   37  -   58

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 2-8 (Allison Bauer 2-4; Elizabeth Snyder 0-4), Scranton 6-17 (Lia DiSciascio 2-2; Alison Sweeney 2-6; Sidney Jaques 1-2; Katherine Torto 1-2; Raychel Shannon 0-1; Christina Hiltunen 0-2; Lindsay Fluehr 0-2).

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 41 (Kristina McCarthy 11), Scranton 39 (Katherine Torto 9).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 12 (Alexa Barbush 5), Scranton 10 (Lindsay Fluehr 3; Katherine Torto 3).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 15, Scranton 13.

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

A-100

Puerto Rico Classic

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