Swarthmore Stuns Haverford
Elle Larsen, Swarthmore
Swarthmore 71, Haverford 57
Behind a balanced scoring attack that saw five different players reach double figures and its best shooting night of the season, the Swarthmore College women's basketball team (7-8, 5-6) earned a convincing 71-57 victory at rival Haverford (12-4, 7-4 CC) on Wednesday night in Gooding Arena. Freshman Elle Larsen led the Garnet effort with the best game of her young career, scoring a game-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Sophomore Katie Lytle added 16 points, senior Genny Pezzola scored 14 and juniors Madeline Ross and Eliza Polli each added 10. Swarthmore finished the game shooting 51 percent from the field (25-of-49), easily its best performance of the season. Elizabeth Lynch led Haverford with 17 points.
Muhlenberg 72, Ursinus 55
In the age of Twitter and Facebook, most college students are always looking for something new and fancy. But in its game with Ursinus, the Muhlenberg women's basketball team got a little old school. The Mules used back-to-back old-fashioned three-point plays early in the second half to stall a Bear run. Muhlenberg would not relinquish the momentum as it snapped its two-game skid with a 72-55 win over Ursinus. Alita Zabrecky led the Mules with 17 points and tied Kathleen Naddaff for the team high with six rebounds. Lindsay Teuber paced the Bears with game highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Franklin & Marshall 69, Dickinson 57
Kristina McCarthy recorded career-highs with 20 points and 21 rebounds, just four boards shy of the school's single game record, to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 69-57 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action Wednesday evening. The win improved the Diplomats to 11-5, 8-3 CC while the Red Devils fell to 2-14, 2-9 CC. In addition to her career-high 20 points and 21 rebounds, McCarthy also added a season-high five blocks. Three other Diplomats saw double figures as Alexa Barbush netted 17 points, a season-high seven rebounds and four steals. Snyder tallied 14 points while Allison Bauer added 12 points. The Red Devils were paced by Belma Mekic with a team-high 15 points while also bringing down five rebounds.