By Sam Ahmed
BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Sophomore guard Lindsey Darvin netted a game-high 18 points as the Owls fell to visiting Washington (Md.) College, 46-75, Thursday night in Centennial Conference action.
Bryn Mawr jumped to an early 6-1 lead before the Shorewomen tied the game with 15:47 remaining. The Owls and Washington saw three more lead changes over the next five minutes of action before the Shorewomen took the lead for good, 13-11, on a pair of Julie Sherwood free throws.
Washington increased their lead to 36-17, with a 21-6 run which ate over eight minutes off the clock. They ended the first-half on a 14-7 run to take a 26-point lead into the locker room, 50-24.
In the second-half the Owls hung on close to the Shorewomen, scoring 22 points to Washington’s 25, but the half-time deficit proved to be too much. Out of the gate, back-to-back treys from the Shorewomen saw their lead increase to 32.
Over the next five minute, the Owls outscored Washington 8-6, but still trailed by 29. Two jumpers by Maggie King pushed the Shorewomen’s lead to 33. Their largest lead of the game, 37 (71-34), came at 8:50 when Jane O’Donnell connected on a baseline jumper.
After a foul on the court and a technical foul to the bench, Bryn Mawr pull ed within 29 points of Washington. Following the two fouls, the Owls went on a 6-2 run to close out the game.
Washington (2-4/2-1 CC) had five players in double-digits. Meghan Tait tallied a team-best 15 points while Erin Kile, King, O’Donnell and Sally O’Donnell each reached double figures. Sally O’Donnell and Sherwood grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Darvin missed her first career double-double by one rebound. In addition to her 18 points, she grabbed 9 rebounds and had one steal. Emilie Naccarato '11 tallied nine points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Shanika Bridges-King '10 pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds while chipping in seven points.
Bryn Mawr (1-4/0-3 CC) returns to action this Saturday when they travel to Gettysburg for a 1:00 pm showdown against the Bullets.