LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team (1-2) was held off by Elizabethtown (3-0), 58-45, in the championship game of the Terry Greene Tip-Off Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Mayser Center.
Jaclyn Feit shined in the game as she posted 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks in the contest to capture the 15th triple-double in Centennial Conference women's basketball history. Feit's 10 blocked shots also tied her for the most in school history, tying Amy Abernathy '04.
F&M kept the score tight in the first half and jumped out to a six-point lead after Lizzie Neville hit two three-pointers to put the Diplomats up 26-20 with 4:30 left in the first half. The six-point lead was F&M's largest lead of the contest. After Hope Schreiber knocked down a jump shot to make the score 28-22 with 3:40 remaining in the half, the Blue Jays scored eight unanswered point to take a 30-28 lead into the intermission.
The Diplomats kept it close in the third quarter as they outscored Elizabethtown 13-12 to make it a one-point deficit going into the fourth frame.
F&M used one of Feit's 10 blocks to quickly transition to a layup by Kennedy Wilburn at the other end of the court to give the Diplomats a 43-42 lead 1:30 into the fourth quarter. Elizabethtown locked down F&M for the rest of the quarter, as the Diplomats were limited to just two more points for the rest of regulation.
Neville led the team in points with 12, shooting 5-of-11 (45.5 percent) from the field. Wilburn finished with eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Neville and Wilburn each recorded three assists in the contest.
Franklin & Marshall opens Centennial Conference play with a road game at Washington College Saturday at 2:00 p.m.