January 18, 2012

McCarthy's Highs Lead F&M

LANCASTER, Pa. – Kristina McCarthy recorded career-highs with 20 points and 21 rebounds, just four boards shy of the school's single game record, to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 69-57 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action Wednesday evening. The win improved the Diplomats to 11-5, 8-3 CC while the Red Devils fell to 2-14, 2-9 CC.

The Red Devils kept the score close in a first half that saw six ties. F&M took its largest lead of the half when Elizabeth Snyder hit a jumper with 2:31 left to give F&M a seven point lead, 28-21. Dickinson cut its deficit using a 7-2 scoring run, that featured a three-pointer by Sarah Phillips with 18 seconds left, to get within two points, 30-28, at halftime.

Dickinson took its first lead of the game when Bridget Borgese grabbed an offensive rebound and converted on a lay-up to put the Red Devils up by one. The Red Devils would lead once more just two minutes later, before the Diplomats took control of the game by going on a 21-4 run to push the advantage to 17. F&M kept its comfortable lead through the closing minutes to put the Red Devils away.

In addition to her career-high 20 points and 21 rebounds, McCarthy also added a season-high five blocks. Three other Diplomats saw double figures as Alexa Barbush netted 17 points, a season-high seven rebounds and four steals. Snyder tallied 14 points while Allison Bauer added 12 points.

The Red Devils were paced by Belma Mekic with a team-high 15 points while also bringing down five rebounds. Borgese added 14 points on the evening.

F&M pulled down 49 rebounds, 20 of which were offensive, and converted those second-chance opportunities into 15 points.

The Diplomats will travel to CC opponent McDaniel Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 69, DICKINSON 57

DICKINSON (2-14, 2-9 CC)

Belma Mekic 7-14 1-2 15; Bridget Borgese 4-6 6-6 14; Taylor Miller 2-6 3-3 7; Sarah Phillips 2-4 0-0 6; Dana Walsh 1-6 4-4 6; Caitlin Gary 1-4 2-2 4; Kellie Nissen 1-2 0-0 3; Alexis Friedlander 0-0 2-2 2; Valentina Calandra 0-0 0-0 0; Liz Schultz 0-6 0-0 0; Lindsay Finnerty 0-8 0-0 0; Kelsey Barclay 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-56 18-19 57.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (11-5, 8-3)

Kristina McCarthy 8-18 4-4 20; Alexa Barbush 8-15 1-2 17; Elizabeth Snyder 5-14 3-5 14; Allison Bauer 4-6 2-5 12; Emma Lisle 2-2 0-0 4; Colleen Bott 1-5 0-0 2; Emily Johnson 0-0 0-0 0; Megan Pauley 0-5 0-0 0; Sam Plunkett 0-2 0-0 0; Kara Bacile 0-0 0-0 0; Shea Costantino 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 10-16 69.

Dickinson.....................   28   29  -   57
Franklin & Marshall...........   30   39  -   69

3-point goals--Dickinson 3-8 (Sarah Phillips 2-3; Kellie Nissen 1-2; Lindsay Finnerty 0-3), Franklin & Marshall 3-8 (Allison Bauer 2-2; Elizabeth Snyder 1-5; Sam Plunkett 0-1).

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

Rebounds--Dickinson 31 (Dana Walsh 6), Franklin & Marshall 49 (Kristina McCarthy 21).

Assists--Dickinson 8 (Taylor Miller 3), Franklin & Marshall 13 (Alexa Barbush 4; Megan Pauley 4).

Total fouls--Dickinson 18, Franklin & Marshall 18.

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

A-322