January 21, 2012

Saturday's Women's Hoops Recap

Katie Earley, Gettysburg

Muhlenberg 60, Washington College 57
With the first snowfall of the winter causing the Muhlenberg women’s basketball game at Washington to be pushed back an hour, it was only fitting that it was Chili who came up big for the Mules.
Led by senior Alexandra Chili, who scored 18 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, including the game-winner in the final minute, Muhlenberg overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Shorewomen, 60-57.

Johns Hopkins 56, Dickinson 44
Freshman Maggie Fruehan converted a layup off a pass from senior Chantel Mattiola with 1:56 left to play to put the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team up 12 points and secure a 56-44 victory over Dickinson Saturday afternoon inside Goldfarb Gym. Fruehan led the Blue Jays' scoring with 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Junior Alex Vassila posted her third double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 12 boards; she posted a new career-high six blocks of the team's 11 on the day. Taylor Miller had 18 points for the Red Devils.

Franklin & Marshall 77, McDaniel 60
Alexa Barbush led a group of four Diplomats with double-digit scoring figures by netting a career-high 25 points as Franklin & Marshall drove past McDaniel 77-60 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. F&M (12-5, 9-3 CC) has now won three straight while the loss moves the Green Terror to 7-11, 4 -10 CC. Steph Perez notched 14 points and six boards for the Green Terror, while Rachael Rybak added 12 points.

Gettysburg 52, Haverford 42
Junior Alyssa Oursler tallied 16 points, and senior Sara Kinsley posted nine points and 11 rebounds to lead the Gettysburg College women’s basketball team to a 52-42 victory in a Centennial Conference match-up at Gooding Arena Saturday afternoon. The Bullets (9-8, 7-5 CC) improved their win streak to five games and went over .500 for the first time this season. Sophomore guard Katie Earley and sophomore forward Caroline Murphy each recorded eight points and seven rebounds for the Bullets. Jacquelyne Pizzuto tallied 10 points for Haverford (12-5, 7-5 CC), and Dominique Meeks and Elizabeth Lynch each added seven.

Ursinus 46, Swarthmore 39
Ursinus senior forward Jackie Thomas (Philadelphia, Pa./Little Flower) scored 11 points off of the bench on 4-of-5 shooting, including 3-for-3 from the three-point line as Ursinus (8-9, 7-5 Centennial) kept pace in the Centennial Conference playoff hunt with a 46-39 win over Swarthmore (7-9, 5-7 Centennial) Saturday afternoon. For Swarthmore,  Katie Lytle had a game-high 16 points with Elle Larsen chipping in with 11.