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Late rally falls just short in 56-53 CSAC loss to Cedar Crest

Late rally falls just short in 56-53 CSAC loss to Cedar Crest

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Allie Warren and Clayshonia Cogmon combined for 48 points for the Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team as the Lions nearly pulled off a wild comeback in a 56-53 Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) loss to Cedar Crest Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.

Warren had a solid night shooting the basketball, especially from 3-point range, as she shot 8-of-16 from the field, 8-of-12 from 3-point range, to finish with a career-high 28 points. The eight made 3-pointers are a program record.

Cogmon connected on half of her shots (10-of-20) to contribute 20 points. She also had 12 rebounds, to complete her ninth double-double of the season, and seven steals. It was the second straight game that Cogmon posted seven steals, tying her career high.

Cedar Crest (5-13, 4-5 CSAC) took a 53-41 lead, matching the Falcons' largest of the game, on a Mackenzie Borger free throw with 1:59 remaining in the contest. The Lions (1-16, 1-9 CSAC) closed the gap to eight (53-45) thanks to successful jumpers from Cogmon and Alexis Mitchem on consecutive possessions.

After a Venus Cabrera free throw with 44 seconds left extended the gap to nine, Cogmon made another jumper from in tight and Warren drained two free throws in an 11-second span to pull within 54-49. With the margin now at four (55-51) thanks to two Alisha McKnight free throws, the Falcons answered back with one free throw to make the score 56-51.

Cogmon made a jumper at the right block to get the Lions within one possession (56-53) with four seconds left, but the Lions couldn't get another foul to stop the clock and the Falcons were able to dribble the game out.

Bryn Athyn took its first lead of the contest (6-5) at the 5:28 mark of the opening quarter when Cogmon made a jumper to cap off a 6-0 run. Cedar Crest answered back with six straight points of its own over the next two minutes to go back up five (11-6). The Lions cut the Falcons lead to one twice in the duration of the quarter, but Cedar Crest would lead 17-14 after one.

The Falcons controlled the second quarter as they shot 6-of-13 from the floor and held the Lions to 3-of-14 shooting to take a 34-22 lead at the break.

Bryn Athyn dominated a majority of the third quarter, allowing the Lions to get within 38-37 on a Warren 3-pointer with 1:42 left in the stanza. Cedar Crest would end the quarter with the final three points to restore a four-point cushion (41-37).

Borger was Cedar Crest 's top scorer with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Megan Gregory added 12 points and eight rebounds, while Joana Cainglet had 11 points.

Bryn Athyn goes back on the road to take on Clarks Summit on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.