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Phillips posts career-high 17 points in road setback to Notre Dame (Md.)

Phillips posts career-high 17 points in road setback to Notre Dame (Md.)

BALTIMORE, Md. – Janalene Phillips produced a career-high 17 points for the Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team in a 58-44 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) to Notre Dame (Md.) Saturday afternoon.

Phillips—who posted back-to-back double-digit scoring performances for the first time in her career—played all 40 minutes and shot 8-of-16 from the field.

Clayshonia Cogmon and Allie Warren both joined Phillips in double figures. Cogmon recorded 11 points and a game-high 19 rebounds for her 13th double-double this season. Warren ended the contest with 10 points.

Phillips had a strong first quarter, scoring eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, to help the Lions (3-20, 3-12 CSAC) lead 16-15 after the opening 10 minutes. Four of Phillips' points came during a 9-2 run that erased an early 8-1 deficit to tie the game at 10. After Notre Dame (12-11, 9-5 CSAC) reclaimed a 15-12 lead, Cogmon and Phillips made baskets on consecutive possessions to give the Lions their first lead of the game.

The Gators got off to another fast start in the second quarter by scoring the first 12 of the first 14 points to pull ahead 27-18. With the gap sitting at 29-20, Alisha McKnight knocked down a 3-pointer and Phillips scored three points to pull the Lions within 29-26 at the half.

Warren tied the game at 29 by making three free throws in the first 2:16 of the third quarter. Notre Dame answered the free throws with a 12-3 surge to go back up by nine (41-32). The Lions trailed 43-36 after 30 minutes.

 The Gators used the first seven minutes of the final quarter to go on a 13-4 run that gave the home team a game-high 56-40 lead.

Dajia Fitchett scored a game-high 21 points for the Gators and was Notre Dame's only player to hit double digits.

Notre Dame shot 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from the field, while Bryn Athyn made 30.8 percent (16-of-52) of its attempts. The Lions were undone by 26 turnovers compared to just 12 for the Gators.

Bryn Athyn ends the 2018-19 season with a trip to Centenary (N.J.) on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

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