Diplomats Hold Off Shorewomen, 64-54

Diplomats Hold Off Shorewomen, 64-54

McLaughlin Nets 17 Points to Lead Washington

LANCASTER, Pa. – Host Franklin & Marshall got a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds from Kristin Hamill and held off a late charge from visiting Washington College in a 64-54 win on Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game at the Mayser Center.  The Diplomats improve to 7-12 overall, while Shorewomen fall to 8-11 on the season.  Both teams are 5-9 in Centennial play.

Franklin & Marshall 64 Washington College 54

How It Happened
- After allowing the first four points of the game, the Shorewomen scored nine straight points to take a 9-4 lead with 5:50 remaining in the first quarter on a Cassidy Quattro jumper.
- F&M would respond with 10 unanswered points to end the first quarter and took a 14-9 lead into the second quarter.  Hamill put the Diplomats back ahead on a lay-in with 2:05 to go and Emily Moran capped the scoring with two free throws with 31 ticks remaining.
- In the second quarter, F&M scored the final five points to take a 30-20 lead into the break.  Bridget McLaughlin drained a three for Washington to trim the hosts' lead to 25-20 with 2:05 left, but Moran answered with a three with 1:44 to go in the second and Hamill capped off her 16-point first half on a layup with 32 ticks left to make it 30-20.
- The Diplomats picked up where they left off in the third quarter scoring the first five points to take a 35-20 lead on a Maia Lockhart jumper to cap a run of 10 straight points and part of a 15-2 run that gave the home team at 40-22 lead with 5:47 left in the third on a Meg Navarro triple.  F&M would take a 50-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
- Trailing 57-42 with 1:48 to go, the Shorewomen would not go down quietly as they went on an 11-2 run to trim the lead to 59-53 with 43 seconds left on a McLaughlin layup.  However that's as close as Washington would get as F&M went 5-for-6 in the final 40 seconds of the contest from the foul line to pull away.

For The Shorewomen (8-11, 5-9 CC)
- McLaughlin (17 points), Crystal Jones (12 points and three steals to tie for game-high), Caitlyn Clark (10 points, game-best four assists and two steals), Quattro and Lizzie Hudock (five rebounds)   
- WC shot 31% from the floor (21-for-67), 30% from three-point range (6-for-20) and 50% (6-for-12) from the foul line in the game.
- WC outscored Franklin & Marshall in points off of turnovers (21-11), transition points (6-2) and bench points (23-9).
- The Shorewomen turned it over 13 times.

For Franklin & Marshall (7-12, 5-9 CC)
- Moran (game-best 19 points and three steals to tie for contest-high), Hamill (16 points and 13 rebounds), Kenna Williams (game-highs of 14 boards and five blocks; team-high three assists), Lockhart (11 points)
- The Diplomats shot 39% from the floor (22-for-57), 38% from three-point land (3-for-8) and 57% from the foul stripe (17-for-30).
- F&M held a 51-39 advantage in rebounds and held an 11-3 edge second-chance points.
- Franklin & Marshall turned it over 17 times in the contest.

Notes
- Each squad had 24 points in the paint.

Up Next
2/4 @ Johns Hopkins – 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)