Women's Basketball Clips Bryn Mawr Owls, 67-36
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - A dominant second half performance led the Swarthmore women's basketball team (8-9, 6-7 CC) to a 31-point rout of the visiting Bryn Mawr Owls (0-14, 0-11 CC), 67-36, on Wednesday night in Tarble Pavilion.
Freshman Elle Larsen led the Swat attack, dropping 12 points in the second half, while the Garnet would shoot 48 percent in the half. Larsen led the team with 16 points in the game and pulled down six rebounds.
Bryn Mawr's Nicolette Parmese led all scorers with 24 points while going 10-for-12 from the field.
After taking a 12-point lead into halftime, the Garnet broke away from the Owls early in the second half, going on a 17-5 run over the first eight minutes of play to go up 47-23 to put the game out of reach for Bryn Mawr.
The Owl's responded right back with an 8-0 run of its own to close the gap to 47-31 but senior Nicole Rizzo ended any possible threat, draining a three to spark a 20-2 Swat scoring run. Sophomore Stephanie Lechich capped off the run with the Garnet's third three-pointer of the game, giving Swarthmore a 34-point lead, its largest of the game.
Swat dominated the action up and down the court, capitalizing on 36 Bryn Mawr turnovers, netting 36 points off of turnovers. Sophomore Katie Lytle and senior Genny Pezzola combined for 10 steals in the game with five apiece while the team had 22 in the game.
The Garnet bench made its presence well known, accounting for 26 points in the game led by junior Madeline Ross' 11 points. Ross led the team with seven rebounds.
Swarthmore continued its balanced scoring attack as 10 of 11 Garnet players recorded three or more points in the game.
In the first half, Bryn Mawr kept things interesting, going on a 7-0 run to pull within one point of the Garnet after going down seven points early but Swat responded quickly with a 10-0 run to hold onto its lead.
Sophomores Kayla Moritzky and Katie Lytle combined for 17 points in the game, Moritzky with nine points and Lytle adding eight.
Swarthmore returns to the court on Satruday, January 28 when it travels to the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg to take on the rival Bullets. Gametime is set for 2:00 PM.