CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team battled Wilson College for 40 minutes, but in the end, the Phoenix made a late run to defeat the Lions 65-58 in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) contest Friday night.
Bryn Athyn took a 57-54 lead when Allie Warren made a free throw with 5:47 left in the fourth quarter. Twenty seconds later, Wilson's Lindsey Purvis sank to layup to start a 7-0 surge that would put the Phoenix in front 61-57 with 1:46 still to play. The Lions missed five straight shots during that span.
Clayshonia Cogmon made it a one-possession game (61-58) with 11 seconds to go when she made one of her two free throw attempts. On Wilson's next possession Tori Cole was successful on her first free throw and then missed the second, by Purvis grabbed the offensive rebound. Purvis would get fouled and then make one of two free throws to widen the gap to 63-58 with eight seconds remaining.
After a level first quarter (10-10), Bryn Athyn (1-15, 1-7 CSAC) would break a 14-all tie with a 9-2 run to surge ahead 23-16 on a Warren 3-pointer at the 4:50 mark. Wilson (9-6, 4-4 CSAC) would close the gap to 25-23, but Emountey White would drain a 3-pointer right at the end of the half to send the Lions into halftime leading 30-25.
Wilson scored the first seven points of the second half to claim a 32-30 advantage. Led by five Warren points, the Lions stormed back with 11 of the next 13 points to reclaim a seven-point lead, 41-34, with 6:04 left in the quarter. Another Warren 3-pointer at the 3:34 mark to push the gap to game-high eight points (46-38).
The Phoenix ran off 10 straight points to move ahead 48-46 with 22 seconds to play in the third. Cogmon settled the Lions down by making a layup to even the score at 48.
Cogmon recorded her eighth double-double of the year with 19 points and 12 rebounds to go along with a career-high seven steals. Janalene Phillips poured in a career-high 16 points and added seven assists. Warren added 12 points, nine rebounds, and five steals.
Wilson's Kai Wyatt posted a game-high 21 points. Cole (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Purvis (11 points, 10 rebounds) both had a double-double.
Bryn Athyn the rebounding battle (34-33) and committed five fewer turnovers (27-22).
The Lions return home to face Cedar Crest in a CSAC game on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.