Senior Swats Seven Shots in 86-50 Season-Ending Win at Bryn Mawr
BRYN MAWR, PA -- Playing in her final collegiate game, senior center Erin Kile (Benton, PA/Benton) equalled the single-game school record of seven blocked shots as visiting Washington College pulled away from host Bryn Mawr College en route to an 86-50 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory in the season finale for both schools this afternoon in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Washington clung to a 23-22 lead with under eight minutes to go in the first half before out-scoring Bryn Mawr, 20-7, the rest of the period to take control of the game with a 43-29 halftime lead. The Shorewomen opened the second half with a 16-2 run, building a 59-31 lead on a lay-up by Kile with 14:23 remaining.
Kiles's seven blocks came in just 16 minutes of action off the bench as all 11 Shorewomen who dressed for the contest played at least nine minutes each. She also had four points and five rebounds. The single-game school record for blocked shots was set by Meghan Hartzell against Haverford on January 25th, 2003, and matched by Sally O'Donnell, also against Haverford, on February 12, 2009.
Junior guard Kelly Mitchell (Laurel, MD/Academy of the Holy Cross) scored a team-high 16 points in the win for Washington. Freshman guard Ashley Espinosa (Reading, PA/Governor Mifflin) added 14 points, five assists, and four steals, while junior forward Erin Fitzgerald (Greensboro, NC/Bishop McGuiness) scored 14 points, swiped three steals, and blocked two shots.
Nicolette Parmese led the Owls with 21 points in the loss. Ashlee Williams added 13 points and six rebounds, while Aislinn Toohey scored 11 points and handed out six assists.
The 86 points for the Shorewomen in the game were there most since a 97-24 win over Valley Forge Christian on January 8th, 2009.
With the win, the Shorewomen finish the season 11-14 overall and 9-11 in the Centennial Conference. Washington has now won 11 or more games for three consecutive years for the first time in 14 years. The Shorewomen won 11 or more games in each of their first six varsity seasons, from 1993-94 through 1998-99.
Bryn Mawr finishes its season 1-24 overall and 0-20 in the conference.