LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team (6-10, 3-8 CC) came up short against Haverford (13-5, 10-3 CC), 50-46, in its Centennial Conference game Saturday afternoon at the Mayser Center.
Trailing 45-37 with 6:19 remaining in the game, F&M started a 9-3 run that began with a three-pointer from Lizzie Neville. After Haverford tossed in two points, Ally Trebelev responded with a jumper two possessions later to cut the Fords' lead to five. Haverford added another point after hitting a free throw with 2:23 remaining to extend its lead to 48-42. Kennedy Wilburn kept chipping away at the lead as she made two layups on three possessions to get the Diplomats within two points with nine seconds on the clock. The Fords successfully inbounded the ball, drew the foul, and knocked down both free throws to close out the contest.
Franklin & Marshall held an early advantage as it led 18-15 after Natalie Kolb drilled a three-pointer three minutes into the second quarter. The teams traded buckets as Haverford worked the game to 20-all with 4:29 remaining until halftime. Wilburn and Kolb scored on back-to-back possessions to jump out to a 24-20 lead with three minutes until the intermission. However, Haverford closed the half with an 8-2 run to take a 28-26 lead after 20 minutes of play.
With 10 points and 16 rebounds, Wilburn tallied her sixth double-double of the 2022-23 campaign. Kolb also finished with 10 points and a three-pointer in the game. Jaclyn Feit made her return to the court from injury as she scored nine points with six rebounds and two blocks.
Franklin & Marshall hosts Ursinus Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Mayser Center.