Mitchell Pours in 18 Points for Shorewomen in Win
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Senior guard Kelly Mitchell (Laurel, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) came off the bench to score 18 points as visiting Washington College defeated host Franklin & Marshall College, 70-60, in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game today in Lancaster, Pa. The win gave the Shorewomen (7-13 overall, 6-8 Centennial) their first-ever season sweep of the Diplomats (3-18, 1-13).
The Diplomats held a 20-19 with under seven and one-half minutes to play in the first half before the Shorewomen went on a 17-5 run to build a 36-25 lead on a lay-up by senior forward Erin Fitzgerald (Greensboro, N.C./Bishop McGuiness) with 2:29 on the clock. Washington held a 36-27 lead at halftime. The Shorewomen led by at least six points throughout the second half, taking their largest lead of the contest at 66-51 on a lay-up by sophomore forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) with 3:12 remaining.
Mitchell, who shot 6-for-10 from the field, 3-for-5 from three-point range, and 3-for-3 from the line in 19 minutes, was one of four Shorewomen to finish in double figures in scoring. Junior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) netted 13 points to go along with a game-high seven steals and seven rebounds. Fitzgerald scored 10 points as did senior forward Latisha Pledger (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River), who also brought down a team-best nine rebounds. Kendall chipped in nine points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Kristina McCarthy paced the Diplomats with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Emma Lisle scored 17 points, hauled in a game-high 12 rebounds, and swatted away a game-best four shots. Hannah Rose Nussbaum contributed nine points and a game-high four assists for F&M.
Washington shot 39% from the field in the win while holding F&M to 31% shooting.
The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Haverford.