HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team was tripped up by Centenary (N.J.) College, 57-38, in a non-conference contest on Monday night.
The Lions (2-7) got off to a fast start, shooting 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from the field to lead 16-11 after 10 minutes of play. Bryn Athyn trailed 7-4, but ended the first quarter on a 12-4 run to move ahead by five. Morgan Phillips was 2-of-2 from 3-point range to record all six of her points. Myah Phillips added five of her game-total eight points.
Bryn Athyn's offense struggled to keep the momentum going in the second quarter as the Lions scored just six points on 16.7 percent (2-of-12) shooting. Meanwhile, Centenary (3-7) shot 57.1 percent (8-of-14) to put up 17 points in the second quarter to lead 28-22 at the half. Zeniyah Sanders knocked down a jumper at the 5:36 mark of the quarter to give Bryn Athyn a half-high 22-16 advantage. The Cyclones ended the half with 12 straight points.
Shaneika Smith hit a layup with 8:45 left in the third quarter to pull the Lions within 30-26. Centenary began to pull away by outscoring the Lions 13-4 over the next 4:30 to open up a 43-30 lead. The Lions closed the deficit to 43-32 going into the final quarter.
Sanders—who had seven points and a team-high 12 rebounds—drained a jump shot 1:49 into the final quarter to cut the Centenary lead to single digits (45-36). It would be as close as the Lions would as the Cyclones closed out the game on a 12-2 run.
Allie Warren was Bryn Athyn's leading scorer with 10 points.
The Cyclones had four players score in double figures, led by Stephanie Jeter's game-high 14 points. Rachel Edwards added 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
Centenary finished the game shooting 45.5 percent (25-of-55) from the field, while Bryn Athyn ended up at 25.5 percent (13-of-51). The Cyclones also won the rebounding battle 42-34.
Bryn Athyn returns home to face Bryn Mawr in a non-conference clash on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.