Women's Basketball Dropped By Gettysburg, 65-40

Women's Basketball Dropped By Gettysburg, 65-40

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall women's basketball struggled to keep pace in a 65-40 loss to Gettysburg on Thursday evening in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats (5-8, 3-5 CC) fell victim to slow starts in the first and third quarters in the loss to the Bullets (8-2, 6-0 CC), who continue their stretch of play at the top of the conference standings.

The Bullets jumped out to an 11-2 lead with 2:56 remaining in the first quarter, before running off seven of the next ten for the 13 point advantage after one. F&M was able to trim the lead back to ten at 22-12 on an Ally Trebelev layup with 4:56 to play in the half, but the Gettysburg defense clamped down. F&M was held scoreless for the remainder of the half, trailing 25-12 at the break.

Gettysburg ran off a 10-0 run to start the second half to pull away 35-12 with 6:22 remaining. A Jacklyn Feit layup with 4:19 left in the quarter cut the deficit to 21, but a quick 6-0 spurt quickly put Gettysburg back in the driver's seat. The Bullets ran their lead up to 30 on two occasions in the fourth, before settling for the 25 point final margin.

F&M was led in scoring by Kaclyn Feit and Makenzie Bradley, who both netted seven. Kenna Williams finished with a team-high 12 rebounds.

The Diplomats shot under 20% from the field (12-61) and were just 1-15 from beyond the arc. F&M dominated on the boards with 19 offensive rebounds to their credit, but managed only nine second chance points off the added opportunities.

F&M looks to get back on track at McDaniel on Saturday afternoon, facing off against the Green Terror at 2:00 p.m.