Season in Review: 2018-19 F&M Women’s Basketball

Season in Review: 2018-19 F&M Women’s Basketball

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Franklin & Marshall women's basketball secured the program's most wins since the 2011-12 season, registering a 13-12 record on the year with a 10-10 mark in Centennial Conference (CC) action, just narrowly missing out on the CC Tournament after being eliminated in the final week of the regular season.

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The first half of the season proved to be a record-breaking endeavor, starting with Haley Pilone '19 resetting the program mark for career three-pointers made (179) on Nov. 27 against Haverford, passing Dana Johns '06 and ending her career with 225.

Then, on Dec. 1, Sarah Pisani '19 tallied four assists to set the program record with 368 in her career, passing Sarah Meisenberg '09 (367). Pisani ended her four-year crusade with 470 assists. 

Pilone continued the momentum, becoming just the 15th player in program history to reach the 1,000 career points milestone with 15 points in F&M's 76-67 win over McDaniel on Dec. 8. 

The Diplomats charged into the New Year on a three-game winning streak, beating McDaniel on Dec. 8 and garnering back-to-back wins in California against Grove City and Santa Cruz on Dec. 29 and 30.

The regular season ended with a bang for F&M as Kristin Hamill '20 recorded her only three-pointer of the season, knocking down the shot with .07 seconds left in the game to seal F&M's 55-54 win over Muhlenberg on Feb. 16.   

Hamill and Pilone both earned All-CC Second Team recognition at the end of the year. Hamill ended the regular season leading the Conference after averaging 10.2 rebounds per game. The junior ranked fourth with 16.6 points per game, making her the only player in the CC to average a double-double on the year. Hamill tallied nine double-doubles on the year, scoring in double-digits in 18-out-of-20 games played.   

Pilone ranked fifth in the CC, averaging 15.2 points per game. The senior guard ended the regular season 24th across all Division III players in free throw percentage (85.1). Pilone ended her career first in program history for made threes with 225 and ninth in points with 1,223.