Diplomats Down Shorewomen, 59-42

Diplomats Down Shorewomen, 59-42

Thiemann Pulls Down 12 Rebounds and Rejects Four Shots To Establish Two Career-Highs

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Franklin & Marshall outscored host Washington College in the third quarter by a 22-4 margin to turn a 19-17 deficit into a 39-23 lead after three on its way to a 59-42 win on Saturday afternoon at the Cain Athletic Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game.

Franklin & Marshall 59 Washington College 42

How It Happened
-The Diplomats scored the game's first five points on their way to outscoring the Shorewomen in the opening quarter, 13-4.
-Washington turned the tables in the second quarter, outscoring F&M by a 15-4 margin to take a 19-17 lead into halftime.  Emily Thiemann put WC ahead for the first time on a jumper in the paint with 2:52 to go at 17-15.  After F&M tied the game at 17-17 on a Lindsey Powers jumper with 1:47 remaining in the second, Ali Grundy canned two free throws with 50 ticks left to give the Shorewomen the 19-17 lead heading into break.
-The visitors took control of the game with a 22-4 third quarter to take a 39-23 lead after three.  A traditional three-point play by Haley Pilone gave F&M the lead for good at 22-19 with 7:25 remaining. 
-F&M would push its lead to as many as 21 points at 44-23 with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter on a Pilone three-pointer.  Washington would get the deficit as close as 13 points with 5:47 left on a triple by Alexis Krahling to trim the F&M lead to 49-36.

For The Shorewomen (3-10, 0-7 CC)
-Thiemann (12 rebounds to tie for game-high and game-best four blocks to set career-bests in both categories), Krahling (nine points to lead WC).
-WC outscored F&M in bench points, 14-2, and second-chance points, 14-9.
-Washington held a 40-37 advantage on the glass.

For Franklin & Marshall (4-11, 3-6 CC)
-Erica Brown (14 points and tied for game-high with 12 boards for double-double), Anajha Burnett (game-high 19 points), Pilone (15 points and contest-best five assists), Powers (12 rebounds to tie for tops in the game).
-The Diplomats held a 26-18 edge in points in the paint and 15-11 in points off of turnovers. 
-F&M forced 15 WC turnovers, while coughing it up just eight times.

Notes
-Thiemann's four blocks is a season-high for a Washington player and the first Shorewoman to have four blocks in a game since Carley Kendall had four rejections versus Eastern Mennonite on December 17, 2013.

Up Next
1/20 at McDaniel – 6:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
-McDaniel won both games a season ago.