Dominant Defense Leads Devils Past Bryn Mawr 55-12
|(Carlisle, Pa.)- The Dickinson College women's basketball team turned in a dominant performance on Saturday, holding visiting Bryn Mawr to just 12 points in a 55-12 Centennial Conference win.|
The Devils were relentless in the first half, keeping the Owls scoreless for almost 16 minutes as they jumped out to an 18-0 lead. Shanika Bridges-King (Roxbury, Mass./English) put Bryn Mawr on the board at the 4:20 mark.
The Devils took a 24-2 advantage into halftime behind seven first-half points from junior Carole Dempsey (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill).
The second half provided similar results as the Devils stretched the lead to 39-2 before the Owls would answer again with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game. The Devils outscored the Owls, 31-10, in the second half.
Dempsey led the way, finishing with a double-double, scoring 18 points and controlling 10 rebounds. She added two steals and a pair of blocked shots as well.
Junior Alesha Sisco (Effort, Pa./Blair Academy) reached double-figues with 10 points, adding eight rebounds and two steals.
First-year Bridget Borgese (Swarthmore, Pa./Notre Dame de Namur) chipped in with eight points and three rebounds while sophomore Taylor Miller (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) tallied six points, four assists and three steals.
The Devils set a school record for the fewest points allowed in a half. The 12 points ranks second in school history for fewest points allowed. The Devils held Lebanon Valley to just 11 points in 1979.
The Red Devils improve to 8-3 overall and 4-3 in the Centennial Conference. They are home again on Tuesday, hosting Swarthmore College at 6:00 pm.