Garnet Sports Weekly Update - January 7
Swarthmore 62, F&M 60 (Jan. 5)
LANCASTER, Pa. – Sophomore Elle Larsen hit two free throws in the final seconds to give the Swarthmore College women's basketball team a 62-60 win over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference action Saturday afternoon. Larsen – with the game tied at 60 – went to the line with 6.4 ticks remaining in the game. She connected on both attempts to give Swarthmore (9-1, 5-0) its first victory over Franklin & Marshall (4-7, 1-5) since January of 2010. She went 9-for-10 at the charity stripe and collected 19 points in the game, including 10 points in the first half.
Swarthmore 63, Eastern Connecticut 46 (Jan. 2)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Backed by three double-digit performances, the Swarthmore College women's basketball team found its way back in the win column with a 63-46 victory over Eastern Connecticut in the Naismith Classic consolation game on Wednesday afternoon. Katie Lytle led the Garnet offense with 17 points and eight rebounds. Elle Larsen notched 15 points and six rebounds, while Madeline Ross collected 14 points and seven rebounds.
Springfield 55, Swarthmore 48 (Jan. 1)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Despite a surge early in the second half, the Swarthmore College women's basketball team took its first loss of the season Tuesday afternoon at the Naismith Classic as Springfield College claimed a 55-48 victory. Senior Eliza Polli led the Garnet with 11 points, including nine from beyond the arc. Freshman Jessica Jowdy and sophomore Elle Larsen each tossed up nine points in the effort. Junior Katie Lytle grabbed 14 rebounds for Swarthmore (7-1), while Polli and Jowdy each swiped three steals.
No. 17 F&M 81, Swarthmore 58 (Jan. 5)
LANCASTER, Pa. - A dominant 37-point performance from Hayk Gyokchyan carried No. 17 Franklin & Marshall (11-1, 6-0) past the Swarthmore College men's basketball team (3-10, 2-4) by a score of 81-58 on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference action. Senior Will Gates was the Garnet's high scorer for the third time in four games, as he finished with 23 points to go along with a team-best five rebounds. Junior Joe Keedy added 10 points while junior Jordan Federer netted nine in defeat.
Widener 91, Swarthmore 78 (Jan. 2)
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Senior Will Gates tallied 22 points and junior Jay Kober added 20 for the Swarthmore College men's basketball team (3-9), but it wasn't enough to lift the Garnet past a hot-shooting Widener squad, as the Pride (3-9) topped Swarthmore by a score of 91-78 on Wednesday evening from Tarble Pavilion. Junior Joe Keedy finished just one rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Karl Barkley netted 12 points while freshman Seth Liebert finished with seven points and five assists.
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Garnet Athletics Player of the Week
Elle Larsen ’15 (Perkasie, Pa./Hempfield), Women’s Basketball
Larsen averaged 14.3 points per game and six rebounds in three games for the Garnet and hit the game-winning free throws in the final seconds to give Swarthmore a 62-60 win over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.
Garnet Athletics Did You Know?
Senior Will Gates of the men's basketball team reached a milestone during his big scoring night against Widener, as his team-high six three-pointers made him the program's all-time leader in career three-pointers (188), passing the previous mark of 187 set by Matt Gustafson '05 in 2005.