GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's basketball team fell to Gettysburg Tuesday evening by a score of 71-58 to open Centennial Conference (CC) play. F&M dropped to 2-1, 0-1 CC while Gettysburg improved to 3-0, 1-0 CC.
After the Bullets got off to a quick start, a three-pointer from Haley Pilone brought the Diplomats within two at 10-8. Erica Brown tied the game at 10-10 with a layup with 1:47 left in the first quarter.
Another three from Pilone cut a 5-1 Gettysburg run that started the second quarter to bring F&M within eight at the 6:41 mark. The Bullets kept the pace throughout the frame, garnering their biggest lead of the first half at the 00:46 mark at 41-26 and going into the break up 41-27.
Layups from Kristin Hamill and Pilone early in the third quarter helped the Diplomats cut the lead to 11 with a score of 42-31 at 8:04. A late run led by AnnMarie DiCarlo brought the Diplomats within 12 with less than a minute left in the third, but the Bullets would end the quarter up by 13 at 53-40.
Gettysburg kept a fast pace in the final frame, gaining a 17-point lead less than three minutes in the fourth. A strong presence from Sarosha Parsons in the post shrunk the lead to 62-51 with 3:34 left in the game, but Bullets were able to finish out the contest for the victory.
Hamill led the team with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds followed by Pilone with 16 points and four assists. Sarah Pisani paced the backcourt with six assists and two steals.
The Diplomats come back after the break hosting Ursinus on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.