Diplomats Finish Strong To Overcome Shorewomen, 61-57

Diplomats Finish Strong To Overcome Shorewomen, 61-57

Krahling Scores 11 to Lead Washington with Clark and Quattro Each Netting 10 Points

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Franklin & Marshall outscored host Washington College 33-16 in the final 12:31 of the game to turn a 41-28 deficit into a 61-57 win on Thursday evening at the Cain Athletic Center in Centennial Conference women's basketball action.  The Diplomats improve to 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the Centennial, while the Shorewomen drop to 4-9 and 2-6.

Franklin & Marshall 61 Washington College 57

How It Happened
- Leading 11-8, the Shorewomen scored seven of the next nine points to take an 18-10 lead with 1:00 left in the first quarter on two free throws by Caitlyn Clark.  Washington led 18-12 after one.
- In the second quarter, the Shorewomen outscored the Diplomats, 12-7, to take a 30-19 lead into halftime.  Washington's lead was never smaller than five points in the second.
- Washington would take its biggest lead of the game with 2:31 remaining in the third quarter on a jumper by Jordan Weir at 41-28.    
- Down by 13, F&M closed out the third on a 10-3 run to trim the deficit to 44-38 after three.  Haley Pilone, who scored 19 points in the last 12:31 of the game, ignited the run with a pair of three pointers with the first coming with 2:15 remaining in the third. 
- Pilone would continue her strong shooting in the fourth as she scored 11 points in the first 4:23 of the quarter as F&M opened the quarter on a 15-2 run to take a 53-46 lead with 4:52 left in the game on a Lindsey Powers bucket.  The seven-point lead was the Diplomats' biggest of the night.  During the run, Pilone gave F&M its first lead since early in the first quarter on a layup with 7:27 left at 45-44.
- Trailing 56-49, Washington would score eight of the next nine points to tie the game at 57-57 with 54 seconds left on a two foul shots by Emily Thiemann.
- On the next possession, Pilone was fouled and canned both from the foul line to give F&M a 59-57 lead with 39 ticks to go.      
- Washington had two chances on its next possession to tie it, but Thiemann and Bridget McLaughlin missed and F&M's Sarah Pisani grabbed the rebound with 16 seconds left.  She would go 1-for-2 from the charity stripe to give the guests a 60-57 lead.
- The Shorewomen's last chance came with nine seconds left on a Weir three-point try, but it was off the mark.  Cassidy Quattro tried to go for quick two on the rebound with five ticks left, but it was off the mark and F&M grabbed the board.  Pisani drained one free throw with 1.4 seconds left to ice the game.

For The Shorewomen (4-9, 2-6 CC)
- Alexis Krahling (team-highs of 11 points and three assists), Clark and Quattro (10 points and team-best seven rebounds), Kat Moore (seven boards to tie for team-high).
- Washington shot 32% from the field (19-for-59), 30% from three-point range (3-for-10) and 84% from the foul line (16-for-19).
- The Shorewomen outscored the Diplomats in points in the paint (24-20), points off of turnovers (15-14) and bench points (15-2).
- Washington had 13 turnovers in the contest.

For Franklin & Marshall (6-7, 3-5 CC)
- Pilone (game-best 29 points), Kristin Hamill (21 points and contest-best 11 rebounds), Pisani (four assists, two blocks and two steals).
- The Diplomats tallied an 8-7 edge in second chance points.
- Franklin & Marshall shot 38% from the field (22-for-58), 32% from behind the arc (6-for-19) and 52% from foul line (11-for-21).
- The Diplomats had 14 turnovers in the win.
- F&M held a 41-40 advantage on the glass.

- Clark was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
- Pilone (six) and Krahling (three) combined to hit all three-pointers in the game by both teams.
- Washington led for 30:39 in the game, while F&M led for just 7:41.

Up Next
1/14 v. Dickinson – 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Game will be played at the Palestra in Philadelphia, which is the home court of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.