CARLISLE, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr basketball team traveled over to Dickinson earlier Saturday for yet another tough Centennial Conference contest. After a big win on Monday evening at Cedar Crest, the Owls offense continued to roll on this day, particularly in the second half. However, Dickinson's offense was unstoppable themselves, as the Red Devils ultimately coasted to a 78-53 win on the day. Bryn Mawr got 12 points apiece from Halena Martin and Erica Dwyer. Dickinson had four scorers in double figures, led by Mary Martin with a game-high 16 points.
After a rough opening quarter put Bryn Mawr in a 15-5 hole early, the Owls started to dig their way out in the second. Layups from Sydney Garner, who chipped in 10 points in a solid effort on the day, and Dwyer got the Owls off to a solid start in the frame. Later, Martin hit a layup of her own, and then Odinaka Oranekwu, making her return to the lineup after an extended injury absence, got in on the action with a layup of her own. Martin and Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson would combine to hit six free throws later, and then Martin closed out the half with a layup that kept Bryn Mawr in striking distance, trailing 22-36 at the break.
Unfortunately, the third quarter was almost as rough as the first for the Owls, who found themselves trailing 64-34 with one quarter left to play. However, that last quarter proved to be the most effective for Bryn Mawr, as they outscored Dickinson 19-14 in the frame. Garner and Elizabeth-Robertson got that run started with eight points in the opening four minutes of action for the Owls. Dwyer would then light up over the next three minutes, hitting two jumpers before canning a three-pointer with 3:17 to play in the contest. Later, Elizabeth Chan would get on the board as well, with Martin closing out the scoring for Bryn Mawr with one last jumper.
The Owls will look to rebound from today's tough loss when they get back in action next week. Bryn Mawr will travel to Washington College on Tuesday for a 7 PM tip against the Shorewomen.