Diplomats Clip Shorewomen, 68-62

Grundy Scores Game-High 24 Points in Final Home Game

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Franklin & Marshall built a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and went on to earn a 68-62 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory over host Washington College this afternoon inside Cain Athletic Center.

Franklin & Marshall 68, Washington College 62

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen got off to a strong start, forcing five F&M turnovers before the Diplomats could even get a shot off and jumping out to an 8-0 lead. The Diplomats then scored the next seven points to cut the lead to one, but the Shorewomen held a 12-9 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
- Washington used a 7-0 run in the second quarter to open up a 21-12 lead on an Ali Grundy jumper with 5:52 on the clock. F&M answered with a 14-3 run to end the quarter, taking their first lead on a pair of free throws by Ashlyn Petersen with four seconds to go as the Diplomats brought a 26-24 lead into halftime.
- The Shorewomen opened the third quarter with seven unanswered points to build a 31-26 lead on a Bridget McLaughlin jumper with 7:45 remaining in the period. F&M scored 13 of the next 15 points to open up  a 39-33 advantage on a Sarosha Parsons lay-up with 3:39 on the clock. The Diplomat lead grew to eight at 44-36 on a pair of Sarah Haddon free throws with 1:59 left, but the Shorewomen scored six straight points to get back to within two at 44-42 on two Kat Moore free throws with 35 seconds left. A jumper by Kristin Hamill with six seconds to play gave F&M a four-point advantage through three quarters. 
- Grundy opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer to get Washington back to within one point, but the Diplomats scored the next four for a 50-45 lead courtesy of a Haddon lay-up with 7:35 to go. The Diplomats led, 52-49, with under seven minutes to play before running off five unanswered points to match their biggest lead of the game at 57-49 thanks to a pair of Petersen free throws with 6:00 to go.
- F&M's first double-digit lead of the contest came on an Erica Brown lay-up with 3:46 left, giving the Diplomats a 64-54 advantage. They led by at least eight points the rest of the way. 

For the Shorewomen (9-14, 6-12 Centennial Conference)
- Grundy (24 points, 5-for-10 three-pointers); Cassidy Quattro (14 points, 9 rebounds); Caitlyn Clark (11 points, 3 assists, 3 steals)
- The Shorewomen shot 39% from the field and 14-for-17 at the free-throw line. 

For Franklin & Marshall (10-13, 8-10 Centennial Conference)
- Petersen (21 points, 9-for-10 free throws, 7 rebounds, 5 assists); Haddon (15 points); Brown (13 points, 10 rebounds)
- The Diplomats shot 43% from the field and 17-for-24 at the foul line. They held a 38-30 advantage on the boards.

Notes
- The game was the last career home game for Grundy, who was honored prior to the contest and was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game on the webcast. 

Up Next for the Shorewomen
2/15 @ Johns Hopkins - 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)