February 14, 2012

Blue Jays Sweep Diplomats

BALTIMORE, Md. – Johns Hopkins used a first half run to drive past Franklin & Marshall 68-40 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action Tuesday evening. The loss ends the Diplomats' (17-7, 14-5 CC) five-game winning streak as the Blue Jays (21-3, 16-3 CC) sweep the series between the two teams.

Hopkins jumped out to an early 5-0 lead three minutes into the contest.  However, F&M quickly responded with two baskets bringing the game to 5-4 at 15:04.  JHU answered with a 17-6 run, to lead 22-8, with 5:26 remaining in the half. Alexa Barbush scored five of the Diplomats final nine points of the half that featured a jumper and three made free-throws to head into the break, 33-17.

The second half of the contest was much of the same with the Blue Jays coming out strong. The Diplomats closest margin of the half came at 17:43, when Elizabeth Snyder drained a pair of free-throws to bring F&M within 12 points, 35-23. Hopkins proved to be too much down the stretch, leading by as many as 31 points en route to its victory.

The Diplomats shot a season low 18.9 percent from the field, but were 20-for-28 from the charity stripe. Snyder drained 8-of-11 and Barbush was 5-for-6 from the line.

Barbush led F&M with 13 points, while Snyder contributed 10 points. Kristina McCarthy brought down 11 rebounds.

Chantel Mattiola paced the Blue Jays with a game-high 16 points, Alex Vassila added 12 points and grabbed seven boards, and Stephanie Fong scored 10. From the bench, Haley Bush contributed nine points while pulling down seven rebounds.

F&M returns to CC action on Saturday when the Diplomats wrap-up their regular season at Dickinson. Tip off is set for 2:00 p.m.

JHU 68, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 40

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (17-7, 14-5 CC)
Alexa Barbush 4-15 5-6 13; Elizabeth Snyder 1-9 8-11 10; Kristina McCarthy 2-3 2-2 6; Megan Pauley 1-7 1-2 3; Kara Bacile 0-1 2-2 2; Allison Bauer 1-9 0-0 2; Colleen Bott 1-4 0-0 2; Tracy Hahn 0-0 1-2 1; Emily Johnson 0-0 1-3 1; Emma Lisle 0-5 0-0 0; Sam Plunkett 0-0 0-0 0; Shea Costantino 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-53 20-28 40.

JHU (21-3, 16-3 CC)
Chantel Mattiola 5-11 4-5 16; Alex Vassila 4-11 4-5 12; Stephanie Fong 3-7 4-4 10; Haley Bush 4-7 1-3 9; Fatu Conteh 4-7 0-0 8; Jessica Brown 2-4 0-1 4; KaraLea Follmer 1-2 0-0 2; Katie Brooks 1-2 0-0 2; Sarah Higbee 1-2 0-0 2; Ciara McCullagh 1-2 0-0 2; Kat Fox 0-2 1-2 1; Maggie Fruehan 0-0 0-0 0; Stacy Fairey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-57 14-20 68.

Franklin & Marshall...........   17   23  -   40
JHU...........................   33   35  -   68

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 0-8 (; Elizabeth Snyder 0-4; Kara Bacile 0-1; Allison Bauer 0-3), JHU 2-7 (Chantel Mattiola 2-4; Stephanie Fong 0-1; Jessica Brown 0-2).

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

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 37 (Kristina McCarthy 11), JHU 48 (Alex Vassila 7; Haley Bush 7).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 3 (Elizabeth Snyder 1; Alexa Barbush 1; Kristina McCarthy 1), JHU 16 (Stephanie Fong 5).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 19, JHU 24.

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

A-132