Bryn Mawr B-ball gets first win of season
By biconews On 1 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Jenny Gapin

The Bi-Co News apologizes for the delay in printing the below article, which accidentally went unpublished last week. It covers the first season win for the Mawrter basketball team, which played the St. Elizabeth at Bryn Mawr the week of Monday, Jan. 17.

The College of St. Elizabeth gave Bryn Mawr a run for its money, but the Mawrters, with a record of 1-10, battled hard to pick up their first victory of the season at the Mawrters’ first home game of the semester.

In front of a large crowd gathered to support the highly-spirited team, freshman Mary Kutteruf opened up the scoring in the fourth minute of the game. Early in the first half, turnovers by St. Elizabeth’s allowed Bryn Mawr to pull ahead, and later in the period sophomore co-captain Kate Murray poured in key shots, including a decisive three-pointer, to give Bryn Mawr a 24-18 halftime lead.

In the second half, sophomore Melissa Rohall entered the game for the Mawrters and brought the crowd to its feet with her pesky defense and diving steals. Later, with seven minutes to go in the half and St. Elizabeth’s up 38-36, Rohall’s two three-pointers put BMC ahead. With only 1:25 left on the clock, freshman Ryan Miller nailed the coffin shut with two big free throws, giving Bryn Mawr a 60-52 win.

Kutteruf grabbed a season high of 15 rebounds, and Murray added seven rebounds, three steals, and an outstanding scoring effort of 21 points. Rohall and Thaly Germain (BMC ’01) added ten and seven points, respectively, while Miller and Katie Littlefield (BMC ’02) each chipped in six.

This victory over St. Elizabeth’s comes as a tremendous confidence-booster for the struggling Mawrters. A young team with four freshmen, five sophomores, two juniors and no seniors, Bryn Mawr has viewed this season as a rebuilding year. Junior co-captain Meredith Unger credits new coach Jim Buckley for his close work with the team. He is “really pulling the program together,” she says, “and we’ll be a better team for it.”

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