Owls Put Together Solid Defensive Performance In Tough Loss

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CHESTERTOWN, Pa. - The Owls basketball team was back on the road earlier Wednesday night for a Centennial Conference showdown at Washington College. Bryn Mawr held their opponents to the second fewest points they have allowed in a game so far season, but it wasn't quite enough to get the visitors over the hump. Washington College was able to hold the Owls to single digits in the first two quarters, ultimately allowing the Shorewomen to climb away to a 66-31 win in the contest. The Bryn Mawr bench led the way with 21 of those points on the night, led by a solid eight-point performance by Sydney Collins. Washington College was led by a 14-point effort by Cassidy Quattro.

Halena Martin got the Owls off to a quick start with the first basket of the game, a jumper after a nice kickout by Meagan Murray-Bruce. Washington tied things back up on their next possession, but the Owls jumped back ahead thanks to a free throw from Lipi Paladugu. Later on, that advantage stretched to 5-2, as Collins made a nice inside move for her first layup of the night. However, on the next possession, the Shorewomen tied things back up by hitting the first of two free throws, then rebounding the miss on the second and putting it home to make it 5-5. The back-and-forth start continued with Washington College going ahead via two more free throws, only for Collins to tie things back up with two free throws of her own.

Unfortunately, from there the hosts would pull ahead thanks to a 17-0 run into the early part of the second quarter. A layup from Meagan Murray-Bruce on an assist by Martin put a stop to the bleeding, but by that time, the Shorewomen had pulled ahead 24-9. Martin would knock down another jumper, and then Collins split another pair of free throws just before the quarter ended, but by halftime, Washington College held a 30-12 lead. The Owls did put together a better offensive quarter in the third, led by Emma Garner's six points in the frame. The first-year guard closed out the quarter with a smooth jumper, a pair of free throws, and another layup in the last 2:15 of play. In the fourth quarter, Collins went back to work, earning five more points of her own. However, in the end the Shorewomen outscored the Owls in each frame en route to their win.

Bryn Mawr will return home to the Class of 1958 Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon for their next contest. Halena Martin is now just eight points away from 1,000 in her career, and she and the rest of the Owls will look to put together a strong performance when they welcome Gettysburg to town this weekend for a 1:00 PM tip.