F&M Uses Strong Second Half, Bests Washington, 59-45

F&M Uses Strong Second Half, Bests Washington, 59-45

Kozlowski Totals 12 Points, While Quattro Grabs Game-Best Nine Rebounds For Washington

LANCASTER, Pa. – Host Franklin & Marshall outscored visiting Washington College in the second half, 41-22, to turn a 23-18 halftime deficit into a 59-45 win at the Mayser Center in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon.  The Diplomats improve to 9-14 on the year and 6-12 in the CC, while the Shorewomen drop to 6-17 and 4-13 respectively.

Franklin & Marshall 59 Washington College 45

How It Happened
- After giving up the opening two points, Washington scored seven straight points to grab a 7-2 lead with 6:40 left in the first quarter on a Rosie Martin lay-in.  Alexis Krahling netted a layup with 3:27 remaining to give Washington a 14-7 lead and they would take a 14-10 lead into the second.
- The Diplomats took their first lead since 2-0 1:47 into the second when Haley Pilone netted a three-pointer to give the hosts an 18-16 lead.  The Pilone triple capped an 11-2 F&M run.
- However, the Pilone three would be the last points the Diplomats would score in the second as the Shorewomen responded with a 7-0 run in the final 7:10 of the second to take a 23-18 lead into halftime.  Caitlyn Clark scored a layup to put WC back ahead at 19-18 with 6:45 remaining and Cassidy Quattro capped the scoring on a bunny with 1:06 left.
- F&M opened the third quarter scoring six straight points in the opening 2:58 to take a 24-23 lead on a Kristin Hamill jumper.  After a Kristi Kozlowski free throw tied the game at 24-24, the hosts scored seven unanswered points to lead 31-24 on a Pilone layup with 3:16 to go that capped a 13-1 run to open the third.  The Diplomats took a 33-26 lead into the fourth quarter as they outscored the Shorewomen, 15-3, in the third.
- Kat Moore would get Washington within five at 38-33 with 5:43 to go on a layup, but the Shorewomen would draw no closer as F&M used a 15-5 run to salt the game away taking a 53-38 lead with 1:33 remaining on a Devandria Bernard free throw.

For The Shorewomen (6-17, 4-14 CC)
- Kozlowski (12 points to lead team and three blocks to lead all players), Quattro (nine rebounds to lead all players), Krahling (team-high three steals to tie career-best).
- Washington shot 27% (17-for-63) from the floor, 22% (2-for-9) from three-point land and 60% (9-for-15) from the foul stripe.
- Washington held advantages in points in the paint (28-14), points off of turnovers (13-6), second-chance points (6-4) and transition points (2-0).
- The Shorewomen had 11 steals in the game.

For Franklin & Marshall (9-14, 6-12 CC)                                                                
- Pilone (16 points to lead all participants), Hamill (14 points and team-high eight boards), Sarah Pisani (game-bests of five assists and  four steals)
- The Diplomats shot 34% (18-for-53) from the floor, 43% (6-for-14) from three-point territory and 63% (17-for-27) from the free throw line.
- F&M outscored Washington in bench points, 36-12, while holding a 46-43 edge on the glass.

- Krahling had her fourth career game of three steals.
- Washington notched its seventh game this season where they had 10 or more steals.

Up Next
2/14 v. Johns Hopkins – 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)