HAVERFORD, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall women's basketball fell to Haverford 61-43 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats dropped to 7-9, 4-7 CC while the Fords improved to 13-3, 9-2 CC.
Haverford took a quick three-point lead to start, but Kristin Hamill was able to tie the game up with 9:07 left. The Fords went on a 5-0 run while a Lindsey Powers three-pointer brought the Diplomats back within two and Hamill tied the contest at 8-8 with 5:12 left in the first. Scoring remained close and the Fords were able to end the quarter with the slight 15-14 advantage.
A layup from Haley Pilone off the steal from Devandria Bernard kept F&M within one with 6:10 left in the second. Another three from Powers tied the game at 21-21 at the 2:58 mark. The Fords closed out the half with a 7-0 run to take the 28-21 edge at the break.
Hamill got the scoring going to start the third off the assist from Sarah Pisani. Haverford picked up the pace with a 13-0 run over five minutes of play. The Diplomats ended the run with a three from Pilone at the 2:19 mark. The Fords kept the pace to end the third quarter with the sixteen point lead.
Pilone led all scorers in the fourth quarter with eight points, shooting two-for-four from behind the arc, but Haverford maintained the momentum to finish out the game with the 61-43 victory.
Pilone recorded a team-high 17 points. Hamill tallied 15 points and came down with six boards.
The Diplomats return to action on Tuesday, hosting Swarthmore with a 7:00 p.m. start time.