LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall fell to Haverford 67-55 on Thursday evening in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats dropped to 3-2, 1-2 CC while the Fords remained unbeaten at 6-0, 3-0 CC.
F&M came out strong to start the first quarter going on an 11-2 run starting with a jump shot from Kristin Hamill after a strong defensive rebound by Erica Brown in the fourth minute and ending with a layup from Sarosha Parsons to give the Diplomats at 14-6 advantage. A three-pointer from Haley Pilone kept the pace and gave F&M the 19-11 edge at the end of the first.
A 10-4 run to start the second quarter helped the Diplomats extend their lead 29-15. Pilone went two-for-two from the field and one-for-one from the free throw line to help maintain F&M's lead at 33-28 at the half.
Strong rebounding from the Hamill, Brown, and Parsons kept the F&M advantage to 40-37, but a three-pointer from Haverford's Capizzi started the Fords on a 9-2 run to take the lead. The Fords maintained the momentum to bring the score to 51-44 at the end of the third.
Quick points from Brown and Hamill to start the final quarter looked to give F&M the advantage, but the Fords remained steadfast. Haverford went 8-for-12 from the free throw line in the fourth to solidify its 67-55 victory.
Hamill led all scorers with 20 points while also bringing down seven rebounds. Parsons recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds and led the team with four steals. Sarah Pisani cemented the backcourt dishing out five assists and coming away with two steals.
F&M ends the week traveling to Bryn Mawr on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. contest.