Hopkins Clinches Top Seed for Tournament
Johns Hopkins 68, Franklin & Marshall 40
It took 2:14 for either team to score, but senior Kat Fox hit a free throw for the first basket of the game as the #25 Johns Hopkins women's basketball team went on a 12-4 run to open the Centennial Conference clash with Franklin & Marshall. The Blue Jays ran away with a 68-40 win inside Goldfarb Gym to clinch the regular season title for the second year in a row. The Blue Jays' defense was the star of the game, holding the Diplomats to a season-low 40 points and 20.0 percent shooting (10-for-53) from the field. Hopkins also kept F&M to 0-for-8 from beyond the arc, the first time this season the Diplomats did not hit a triple. Chantal Mattiola (pictured) paced the scoring with 16 points while going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. Stephanie Fong chipped in 10 points and handed out a game-high five assists. Alexa Barbush led the Diplomats in scoring with 13 points while Kristina McCarthy pulled down a game-high 11 boards.
Swarthmore 60, Bryn Mawr 33
A strong defensive effort and balanced scoring attack led the visiting Swarthmore College women's basketball team (9-14, 7-12) to a convincing 60-33 victory over Tri-Co rival Bryn Mawr (0-23, 0-18) on Tuesday evening. Nine of Swarthmore's 10 players found the scoring column, led by sophomore Katie Lytle's 13 points. Freshman Elle Larsen added 10 points, junior Madeline Ross scored nine points and senior Nicole Rizzo added seven. Lytle also pulled down 10 rebounds to record her 12th double-double of the season. The Garnet's defense wreaked havoc all evening long, holding the Owls to just 33 points -- a season-low for the Swat defense -- while forcing 29 turnovers. Swarthmore also swiped 20 steals, led by a team-high six from sophomore Kayla Moritzky. Bryn Mawr was led by Nicolette Parmese's 13 points.