Fords top Mawrters in bi-co basketball showdown
By biconews On 8 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Marc Robert

Friday night at Bryn Mawr’s Schwartz Gym marked the setting for a bi-co face-off between surging Bryn Mawr and Haverford squads, who combined had won five of their last six games coming into the contest. It was the Fords, however, who stole the show in Bryn Mawr’s backyard, winning 68-32 and extending their winning streak to three games.

Both Bryn Mawr (3-12) and Haverford (7-12, 4-5) came out strong in the first half. Baskets by Sarah Chamovitz and Jamie Rosen berger were quickly matched by points from Bryn Mawr’s Pashawnda Briley and Katie Murray to make the score 4-4. However, the Fords then mounted a 12-0 run on three baskets by Sarah Hanck, a bucket and two free throws by Tracey Monson, and a score by Chamovitz. Although Katie Murray’s spectacular three-pointer finally ended the surge and seemed to get the crowd into the game, lay-ups by Chamovitz and Hanck soon after gave the Fords a 20-7 advantage. Haverford would not relinquish this double-digit lead.

With the score 24-9, Bryn Mawr’s defense stepped their game up and put together a series of defensive stops, and scores by Samita Garg and Thaly Germain brought the score to 24-13. Jumpers by Allison Hicks and Erin McCartney made it 28-13 with four minutes to play in the half, but the Mawrters responded with a 5-0 run on a three-point play by Ryan Miller and a bucket by Germain to cut Haverford’s lead to 10. Chamovitz scored the last four points of the half, however, giving the Fords a 32-18 advantage heading into the locker room.

In the second half, Haverford came out in overdrive, smothering the Mawrters for six-and-a-half minutes while posting 21 points of their own. Bryn Mawr’s scoreless drought finally ended when Katie Murray drew a foul and knocked down two free throws. With the score 57-21, Bryn Mawr’s Melissa Rohall buried a three and Murray drained two more free throws, but Haverford responded with buckets by Katisha Gopaul and Tracey Monson, leading to a Bryn Mawr time-out.

The breather helped, as the Mawrters mounted a 6-0 run on a free throw and a three-pointer by Murray and a short jumper by Rohall. The Fords scored the last six points of the game, however, bringing the final tally to 68-32.

The Fords’ defense was the difference in the game, as their frequently impenetrable zone forced numerous shot-clock violations and a total of 22 turnovers, as well helping limit Bryn Mawr to 26 percent field-goal shooting on the night.

Sarah Chamovitz led all scorers with 19 points, Sarah Hanck added 16, and Jamie Rosenberger pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds for the Fords. Katie Murray led the Mawrters with 13 points and five rebounds.

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