HC women’s basketball edges Dickinson, 71-66
By biconews On 8 Feb, 2000 At 05:00 AM | Categorized As Archives | With 0 Comments

By Marc Robert

The Bi-Co News apologies for the delay in printing the below article, which accidentally went unpublished last week, and is here printed in its original form.

The Haverford women’s basketball team (5-12, 3-5) bounced back from its loss to Swarthmore, besting Dickinson College (4-12, 1-6) Saturday by a score of 71-66.

The Red Devils got off to a quick 5-0 start in the first half, and upped their lead to 13-5 on field goals from Brena Thimgan and Kim Selemba (24 points). The Fords fought back, however, as frosh Sarah Chamovitz drained four field goals in three minutes to knot the game at 19 with just under 10 minutes to play in the half. From there, both teams matched each other shot for shot until Haverford snatched a 36-34 lead before heading into the locker room.

Haverford began to pull away early in the second half, opening the session with an 8-0 surge on a bucket by frosh Tracey Monson, a lay-up by senior Sarah Hanck, a drive by Sarah Chamovitz, and two freethrows by senior Carmen Crow. This gave the Fords some breathing room at 44-34, and soon after, another run, this time 8-2, brought the score to 52-36.

With Haverford up 62-45, the Red Devils put on a full-court press, causing a number of Ford turnovers and allowing Dickinson to cut Haverford’s once 17 point advantage down to six at 67-61. However, Tracey Monson put the game on ice with four clutch free throws in the waning moments to give the Fords the win.

Monson had her best all-round game of the year Saturday, notching a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Sarah Chamovitz led all Ford scorers with 21 points, and Sarah Hanck added 16 points on 7-10 field goal shooting. Frosh Jamie Rosenberger also had a solid game with eight points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Haverford’s defense was the deciding factor Saturday, holding the Red Devils to 31 percent shooting from the field.

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