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January 17, 2008

   

Owls Defeat Rival Haverford in Hoops Overtime

Basketball players

The Owls picked up their first Centennial Conference win of the season with a 54-47 overtime victory over rival Haverford Tuesday night in Schwartz Gymnasium.

Leading the way for Bryn Mawr was junior co-captain Jessica Allen with her game-high of 29 points and team-high 12 rebounds. In addition to Allen's sixth double-double of the season, she had a team-high two blocked shots and four assists. Sophomore Shanika Bridges-King netted 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while classmate Caroline Heffernan posted a game-high five steals.

Bryn Mawr took a 28-27 lead into the half, but the Fords battled back in the second, tying the game with 1:15 remaining on a Brittany Lattisaw free throw. In the extra frame, Bryn Mawr's Katie Driscoll '08 made the first bucket from beyond the arch at 3:23, securing the Owls their first conference win of the season. Lattisaw netted the Fords' lone basket of the overtime period with 10 seconds left.

The Owls outshot the Fords 37 percent to 31 percent for the game despite being outrebounded 49-45. Free-throw shooting proved to be the downfall for both teams as the Owls shot 31 percent(6-17) while Haverford did not connect on a shot from the charity stripe all night (0-7).

For Haverford, Lattisaw bucketed a team-high 20 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. Erica Juliano and Sara Cram both hit double digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Lattisaw recorded a game-high five blocked shots.

Bryn Mawr improves to 4-9 overall and 1-6 in conference action as Haverford falls to 3-9 overall and 0-6 in Centennial play. The Owls return to the hardwood on Thursday as they host Dickinson at 7 p.m. in Schwartz Gymnasium.

 

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