Saturday's Women's Hoops Recap
Alli Rosati, Ursinus
Johns Hopkins 67, Muhlenberg
The Johns Hopkins women's team took control of the Centennial Conference clash with Muhlenberg early in the first half and cruised to a 67-43 victory over the Mules inside Goldfarb Gym, Saturday afternoon, to complete the season series sweep. Hopkins held the Mules to a season-low 20.0 percent from the field (11-for-55) while the Blue Jays shot 39.7 percent (25-for-63) and 50.0 percent from beyond the arch (4-for-8). The Blue Jays also won the rebounding battle with a commanding 56-35 advantage. Alex Vassila ended the day with 16 points and tied her season-high with 13 rebounds. Chantal Mattiola led the game in scoring with 19 points and went 4-for-7 from the three-point line. Kathleen Naddaff and Alexandra Chili each had eight to lead 'Berg.
Franklin & Marshall 64, Haverford
Balanced scoring across the board led the Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team over Haverford, 64-51, in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats swept the series and improved to 13-6, 10-4 CC while the Fords fell to 13-6, 8-6 CC. Alexa Barbush and Megan Pauley both scored a high-game 14 points with Barbush adding a game-high five assists. Jacquelyne Pizzuto paced the Fords with 12 points while Victoria Sobocinski scored 11.
Ursinus 60, Dickinson 48
The Ursinus College women's basketball team continued its quest for a Centennial Conference playoff berth Saturday with a 60 – 48 win over host Dickinson College. The Bears placed three scorers in double-digits in the victory. Ursinus (10-9, 9-5 Centennial) were lead by senior guard Alli Rosati (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks East who had 16 points, four rebounds, and two assists in the contest while shooting 6-9 from the floor. Senior guard Kristy George (Whitehall, Pa. / Whitehall) netted 12 in the outing, while senior guard Jen Sroba (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) contributed 10 for Ursinus. Dickinson was led by Bridget Borgese and Dana Walsh, who each contributed 16 in the loss.
Gettysburg 77, Swarthmore 51
A 21-5 run over the final 7:22 of the first half fueled a 52-point opening stanza as Gettysburg claimed its seventh consecutive win, defeating Swarthmore College 77-51 in a Centennial Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon in Bream Gymnasium. Gettysburg junior forward Alyssa Oursler led the effort with a game-high 19 points while senior forward Lauren Dadigan tallied a career-high 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Dadigan’s jumper at the 6:48 mark in the first half kicked off the decisive run, and her lay-up with 1:17 to go took Gettysburg to the break leading 52-30. Madeline Ross led Swarthmore (8-10, 6-8 CC) with 15 points off the bench. Kayla Moritzky added 10 points while Elle Larsen posted eight points and a game-high eight rebounds.
McDaniel 56, Bryn Mawr 34
McDaniel scored the game's first 23 points en route to a 56-34 Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball victory over Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Steph Perez (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) made it 19-for-19 in double figures with 10 points to pace the Green Terror (8-11, 5-10 CC), who halted its eight-game losing streak with the win. Jackie Handy led the Owls (0-15, 0-12 CC) with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Nicolette Parmese adding nine points and 15 rebounds.