CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's women's basketball team suffered a 68-46 defeat at Washington on Saturday in Centennial Conference (CC) play. The Diplomats fell to 3-5, 2-3 CC while the Shorewomen improved to 6-2, 3-2 CC.
A Kristin Hamill jump shot to tie the game, 2-2, with 8:07 left in the quarter was the only basket scored by F&M in the opening frame. Washington wrapped up the first quarter on a 9-0 run.
The Diplomats found more success in the second. An 8-0 run brought F&M within four, 22-18, with just over three minutes until the break. The Shorewomen clicked again to finish the half on an 11-2 run for a 33-20 lead.
Washington continued strong play in the third, taking a 21-point lead, 51-30, on an 18-10 run to open the half. The Diplomats converted just two field goals in the stanza, including a three-pointer by Emily Moran, falling behind 57-36 ahead of the final frame.
The Shorewomen kept F&M at arm's length in the fourth quarter to take the 22-point victory.
Kenna Williams led all scorers with 20 points, also corralling 13 rebounds for a double-double. The junior converted 12-of-16 (75 percent) at the free-throw line.
Washington had six players finish with double-digit points, paced by 18 from Emilee Cramer. As a team, the Shorewomen racked up 17 assists over just eight from the Diplomats.
F&M returns to action on Dec. 29, taking on Colby in the Smith Holiday Tournament at 4:00 p.m. in Northampton, Mass.