Shorewomen Expel Diplomats, 69-55, To Notch Third Straight Victory

Shorewomen Expel Diplomats, 69-55, To Notch Third Straight Victory

Hubley Tallies Double-Double With 15 Points and 11 Rebounds To Go With Six Steals

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Senior guard Emily Hubley (West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) tallied her second double-double of the season with a team-high 15 points and a game-best 11 rebounds to go along with a contest-topping six steals as host Washington College downed visiting Franklin & Marshall, 69-55, on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game.  The Shorewomen, who have won three straight games, improve to 8-13 overall and 4-10 in the Centennial, while the Diplomats fall to 5-16 and 2-12 respectively.

Franklin & Marshall jumped out to a 17-10 lead just 7:29 into the game on an Erica Brown fast-break lay-in.  The Shorewomen would outscore the Diplomats in the final 12:31 of the half by a 25-8 margin to turn a seven-point deficit into a 35-25 halftime lead.  Washington would level the game at 20-20 with 7:01 remaining in the first half on a bunny by freshman forward Brynne Brouse (Slatington, Pa./Parkland) and would take the lead for the rest of the game 49 seconds later on a jumper by junior forward Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area).  The Shorewomen would push the lead to as many as 12 points at 35-23 with 55 ticks left in the half on a Hubley transition layup.

In the second half, the Shorewomen would push the lead to as many as 18 points at 57-39 with 11:24 remaining in the contest on a three-pointer from sophomore guard Ali Grundy (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga).  The Grundy triple capped a 16-4 run by the hosts after F&M got within 41-35 with 16:11 left in the contest on a three by Anajha Burnett.  After Washington took the 18-point lead, the closest the Diplomats got the rest of the game was 11 points with 7:00 to go on a Burnett three.

In addition to Hubley, the Shorewomen had three other players tally double figures in points.  Grundy and Kendall had 12 points each, while Brouse netted 10 points, eight of which came during the team's decisive 25-8 run.  Grundy and junior guard Kelly Sugalski (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) each handed out five assists to lead the team.  Freshman forward/center Katherine Moore (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) had three blocks to lead all players.  Washington, which outrebounded F&M by a 51-37 margin, shot 37% from the floor (28-for-76), 27% from three-point range (6-for-22) and 88% from the foul line (7-for-8).  The Shorewomen turned the ball over just eight times.

Burnett recorded game-highs of 17 points and eight assists for the Diplomats.  Erica Brown had a double-double with 16 points and a team-high 10 boards, while Sarah Haddon notched 12 points.  The Diplomats, who turned the ball over 14 times, shot 38% from the floor (22-for-58), 60% from beyond the arc (6-for-10) and 46% from the free throw stripe (5-for-11).

WC outscored F&M in points in paint (36-24), points off of turnovers (12-6), second-chance points (9-7) and bench points (21-1).  F&M held the end in fast-break points (9-8).

Washington seeks its fourth consecutive win on Wednesday night when they travel to Haverford for a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game.