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Lions battle hard but fall to Gators in CSAC play

Lions battle hard but fall to Gators in CSAC play

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team suffered a 62-48 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) to the College of Notre Dame (Md.) Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.

Allie Warren was Bryn Athyn's leading scorer with 16 points, connecting on three 3-pointers, and tied her season-high of nine rebounds. Clayshonia Cogmon notched her seventh double-double of the campaign as she had 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Cogmon also added six steals and two blocked shots.

Warren opened the scoring on the Lions' opening possession of the contest with a 3-pointer. After Notre Dame (9-7, 6-2 CSAC) answered back with a Justine Mudiay triple at the 8:16 mark, the teams would go on a scoreless drought that lasted just over five minutes. Cogmon broke the drought with a 6-foot jumper at 3:05 to put the Lions (1-14, 1-6 CSAC) back in front 5-3.

Shortly after Cogmon's basket, the Gators found their offense and ran off 12 straight points in a 2:22 span to go up 15-5. Cogmon drained a layup with 13 seconds left to pull Bryn Athyn within 15-7 at the end of the quarter.

The Lions trimmed the gap to 15-12 when Warren connected on another 3-pointer two minutes into the second quarter. Notre Dame appeared to have control of the game as the Gators when on a 9-3 surge to take a nine-point lead (24-15) at the midway point of the quarter. However, Bryn Athyn roared back to close within a point (26-25) on a Warren jumper at the 1:52 mark. Bryn Athyn went into the halftime break down 31-27.

Bryn Athyn scored on its first two possessions of the third quarter to reclaim a one-point cushion (32-31) on a Janalene Phillips 3-pointer 1:08 into the stanza. Notre Dame responded to Bryn Athyn's fast start with 11 consecutive points to move ahead by 10 for the first time (42-32) on an Adrianna Fletcher fast-break layup at the 3:14 mark. Fletcher—Notre Dame's top scorer with 19 points—connected on a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in the quarter to make the score 50-38.

In the final quarter, Bryn Athyn would get as close as 10 points (55-45) on an Alisha McKnight bucket with 7:06 left in the game. Notre Dame went on a 7-0 run over the next 5:19 to own a game-high 17-point advantage (62-45) on a Fletcher triple.

Jaya Green had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Gators and Vanessa Dunn added 10 points.

Bryn Athyn shot 30.3 percent (20-of-66) from the floor, while Notre Dame made 38.8 percent (26-of-67) of its shots.

Bryn Athyn returns to action with a CSAC contest on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at Wilson College. The game was moved up a day to avoid the impending snowstorm.