Diplomats Play a Pair of CC Contests – Week 7 Game Notes

Diplomats Play a Pair of CC Contests – Week 7 Game Notes

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Game 12
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
F&M at Dickinson | Carlisle | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: F&M Leads 44-39
CC Record: DC Leads 28-23
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 72-57, Nov. 23, 2019 - Lancaster
Last CC Victory: 60-56, Feb. 7, 2019 - Carlisle

Game 13
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
F&M vs. McDaniel | Lancaster | 6:00 PM

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Series Record: MCD Leads 42-38
CC Record: MCD leads 34-15
Streak: F&M +2
Last F&M Victory: 66-48, Jan. 22, 2019 – Westminster, Md.
Last MCD Victory: 59-43, Feb. 8, 2018 – Westminster, Md.

Series History

Franklin & Marshall begins the week on the road with a Tuesday night matchup against Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) play. The Diplomats snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Red Devils earlier this season.

The Diplomats return to Mayser to take on McDaniel Thursday evening. F&M has won two games in a row and four of the last six against the Green Terror.

F&M Last Time Out

The Diplomats went to Massachusetts to play in the Smith Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29-30. F&M fought off a late run to defeat Colby in the first round, 51-50, behind a Kenna Williams free throw with one second left on the clock.

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F&M faced host Smith in the final round of the Smith Holiday Tournament. The Pioneers remained unbeaten on the season, downing the Diplomats, 54-42.

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Big second and fourth quarters sunk the Diplomats against Swarthmore in Lancaster on Saturday. Kenna Williams totaled 16 points and 15 rebounds in a double-double.

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Last Meeting with Dickinson

F&M defeated the Red Devils earlier this season, 72-57. The Diplomats overcame an 11-point first-half deficit behind 19 points from Kristin Hamill, including 3-of-5 from distance, and an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double from Sarosha Parsons. Four players tallied double-digit points for F&M.

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Last Meeting with McDaniel

The Diplomats took a 66-48 victory last January in Maryland. Kenna Williams and Kristin Hamill both recorded double-doubles with 13 points and over 16 boards.

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Among the Leaders (CC)

As of Jan. 6, Kenna Williams (11.8) and Kristin Hamill (9.1) are first and third in the CC, respectively, in rebounds per game. Williams is the only player in the Conference that averages double-digit boards.

Williams leads the CC with 1.6 blocks per game. Sarosha Parsons is fifth at 1.1 and Hamill is sixth at 1.0 rejections per contest.

Williams is fourth in the CC in field goal percentage at 49.5 percent. Players need to participate in 60 percent of team games and make three field goals per game to qualify for the shooting percentage title.

Hamill is the CC leader in free throw shooting at 85.7 percent. The senior is also fifth in the Conference with a 2.3 assists-to-turnover ratio.

F&M corrals 45 total rebounds and blocks 4.6 shots per game. Both are the top marks in the CC. The Diplomats are also the second-most efficient team at the free-throw line at 74 percent. Haverford leads at 74.6 percent.

Milestone Watch

Kristin Hamill enters the week with 1,043 career points, one away from entering the top-15 in F&M history. The senior center is also tied for 10th on the career rebounds list with 647. Three more rebounds would make her the seventh Diplomat to record both 1,000 points and 650 rebounds. Hamill is 52 rebounds away from entering the top-seven in program history and 53 away from becoming just the seventh Diplomat to record 700 career boards.

Kenna Williams is 10th in program history with 59 career blocks. She needs six more to take the eighth spot on F&M's all-time list.

Hamill Records 1,000th Point

Kristin Hamill became the 18th Diplomat to tally 1,000 points when she poured in 16 against Haverford on Dec. 4. The senior is the first to reach the threshold since Haley Pilone '19.

Elbon Notches 100th Victory

Interim head coach Beth Elbon earned her 100th career victory at the helm of the Diplomats with F&M's 51-50 victory over Colby in the Smith Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. Elbon is the second coach in the history of the program that has tallied 100 wins.