Diplomats Hit the Road to Face Johns Hopkins and Muhlenberg – Week 8 Game Notes

Diplomats Hit the Road to Face Johns Hopkins and Muhlenberg – Week 8 Game Notes

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Game 14
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
F&M at Johns Hopkins | Baltimore, Md. | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: JHU Leads 49-31
Streak: JHU +13
First Meeting: Jan. 28, 1976 (F&M 43-40)
Last F&M Victory: 51-47, Jan. 23, 2013 – Baltimore, Md.
Last JHU Victory: 55-32, Feb. 13, 2019 - Lancaster

Game 15
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
F&M at Muhlenberg | Allentown | 6:00 PM

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Series Record: MC Leads 34-23
Streak: F&M +2
First Meeting: Jan. 22, 1983 (F&M 62-54)
Last F&M Victory: 55-54, Feb. 16, 2019 – Allentown
Last MC Victory: 74-57, Feb. 3, 2018 – Lancaster

Series History

Franklin & Marshall begins a run of four consecutive road games with a Wednesday night matchup against Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference (CC) play. The Diplomats are searching for their first win over the Blue Jays since a 51-47 victory in 2013. 

The Diplomats face another CC opponent when the team goes to Muhlenberg on Saturday. F&M won both games last season to snap a 13-game skid against the Mules.

F&M Last Time Out

Kristin Hamill paced the offensive output with 15 points, but the Diplomats could not overcome lengthy runs by Dickinson in the first and third quarters.

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F&M snapped its three-game losing streak in Thursday's 59-50 win over McDaniel. Kenna Williams turned in her seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 boards.

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Last Meeting with Johns Hopkins

The Blue Jays held F&M to just four points of offense in both the second and third quarters last February. Kristin Hamill managed to turn in a team-high 10 points and eight rebounds as the only Diplomat to score in double figures.

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Last Meeting with Muhlenberg

Kristin Hamill knocked down a three-pointer with just 0.7 seconds left on the clock to deliver a 55-54 victory in last year's season finale over the Mules. Kenna Williams corralled 12 boards, including eight in the second half.

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Among the Leaders (CC)

As of Jan. 13, Kenna Williams (11.8) and Kristin Hamill (8.7) are first and third in the CC, respectively, in rebounds per game. Williams is the only player in the Conference that averages double-digit boards. Williams also leads the CC with 2.1 blocks per game

Williams is fifth in the CC in field goal percentage at 49.5 percent. Players need to participate in 60 percent of team games and make three field goals per game to qualify for the shooting percentage title.

Hamill is fourth in the Centennial in free throw shooting at 77.1 percent.

Top of the Charts

F&M corrals 44.1 total rebounds and blocks 5.0 shots per game. Both are the top marks in the CC.

The Diplomats are also the most efficient team at the free-throw line at 73.9 percent. Haverford is one percent behind F&M at 72.9 percent.

Milestone Watch

Kristin Hamill enters the week with 1,064 career points, 15th in F&M history and 68 away from overtaking Dana Johns '06 for 13th. The senior center is also 10th on the career rebounds list with 660. Hamill is 39 rebounds away from entering the top-seven in program history and 40 away from becoming just the seventh Diplomat to record 700 career boards, and she would become the fifth women's basketball player to record 1,000 points and 700 rebounds at F&M.

Kenna Williams is eighth in program history with 68 career blocks. She needs 32 more to become just the sixth Diplomat to record 100 career blocks.

Hamill Records 1,000th Point

Kristin Hamill became the 18th Diplomat to tally 1,000 points when she poured in 16 against Haverford on Dec. 4. The senior is the first to reach the threshold since Haley Pilone '19.

Elbon Notches 100th Victory

Interim head coach Beth Elbon earned her 100th career victory at the helm of the Diplomats with F&M's 51-50 victory over Colby in the Smith Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. Elbon is the second coach in the history of the program that has tallied 100 wins.