Diplomats Rally for 66-61 Overtime Win Over Shorewomen

Diplomats Rally for 66-61 Overtime Win Over Shorewomen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Franklin & Marshall overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to rally for a 66-61 overtime win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference women's basketball game this afternoon inside Cain Athletic Center.

Franklin & Marshall 66, Washington College 61 (OT)

How It Happened
- The Shorewomen used a 12-0 run to take a 14-7 lead on a Taylor Samuels lay-up with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter. Kristin Hamill hit a jumper for F&M with seven seconds to go in the quarter to trim the lead to five.
- A Rosie Martin lay-up 44 seconds into second quarter extended the Washington lead back to seven before the Diplomats ran off seven straight points to even things up at 16-16 on a Hamill jumper with 7:22 left in the period. The Shorewomen scored seven of the next nine points for a 23-18 advantage following an Emily Helms three-pointer with 3:39 to go, but the Diplomats again came back to tie things up at 23-23 following a Sarosha Parsons jumper with 1:26 left. A Bridget McLaughlin jumper with 1:16 showing and a Caitlyn Clark free throw with 41 seconds left gave Washington a 26-23 halftime lead.
- The Shorewomen scored 10 of the first 14 points of the third quarter for a 36-27 cushion following three McLaughlin free throws with 7:35 left in the period. Washington went on to lead by as many as 12 points later in the third and held a 52-41 lead by the end of the period as Cassidy Quattro sunk a jumper to beat the buzzer.
- An Emily Thiemann jumper 2:15 into the fourth was the first score by either team in the period as Washington's advantage grew to 13 at 54-41. The Diplomats then ran off 12 unanswered points pulling to within one on a Hamill jumper to make the score 54-53 with 3:04 to play.
- A Helms three-pointer with a minute left in regulation pushed the Washington lead to four at 57-53, but Sarah Pisani countered with a jumper for the Diplomats with 39 seconds to go to get them back to within two. Pisani was fouled on the play and missed the free throw, but got her own rebound as F&M called timeout.
- Hamill then tied the score at 57-57 on a jumper with 25 seconds to go. The Shorewomen turned the ball over thanks to a Pisani steal, so F&M had a chance to win the game in regulation, but a shot by Hamill with seven seconds left was blocked by Kristi Kozlowski and rebounded by Thiemann as the game headed to overtime.
- F&M struck first in overtime on a Haley Pilone lay-up 27 seconds in and then an Alisyn Narracci steal lead to another Pilone lay-up for a 61-57 Diplomat lead with 3:53 left.
- Neither team scored again until 34 seconds remained as a McLaughlin jumper trimmed the margin two two. Pilone then sank a pair of free throws for F&M with 28 seconds to go to push the lead back to four. Clark hit a jumper eight seconds later to make the score 63-61 in favor of F&M. Pilone then knocked down two more free throws with 17 seconds left. After a missed three by McLaughlin with 10 seconds remaining, Pisani sank one of two free throws with three seconds to go to provide the final margin.

For the Shorewomen (7-12, 4-10 Centennial Conference)
- McLaughlin (14 points); Kozlowski (12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks); Quattro (9 points); Thiemann (8 points, 10 rebounds); Clark (8 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists)
- The Shorewomen shot 31.4% from the field, 3-for-18 from three-point range, and 14-of-16 at the foul line.

For Franklin & Marshall (11-10, 8-8 Centennial Conference)
- Hamill (16 points, 13 rebounds); Parsons (14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks); Pilone (13 points, 4 assists); Pisani (12 points, 6 assists)
- The Diplomats shot 36.4% from the field, 3-for-13 from three-point range, and 15-of-21 at the free-throw line.

Notes
- Kozlowski was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game.

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