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Women's basketball welcomes Bryn Mawr to campus on Wednesday night

Women's basketball welcomes Bryn Mawr to campus on Wednesday night

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball will attempt to bounce back from back-to-back losses when the Lions play host to Bryn Mawr College in a non-conference contest Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House at 8 p.m.

Bryn Athyn fell to 2-7 overall after a 57-38 loss to Centenary (N.J.) College Monday night in New Jersey. Allie Warren led the Lions offense with 10 points and Zeniyah Sanders paced the rebounding effort with 12 rebounds. Myah Phillips added eight points.

Bryn Mawr remained winless at 0-8 thanks to a 65-31 setback at Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference matchup. The Owls had a pair of players reach double figures in Cleo Elizabeth-Rober (12 points) and Meagan Murray-Bruce (10 points).

The strength of the Lions so far this season has been the defense. Bryn Athyn is sitting third in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in opponent 3-point shooting percentage (26.4 percent), fifth in opponent shooting percentage (34.7 percent) and blocked shots (3.4 per game), and sixth in rebounding (43.8 per game) and scoring defense (61.3 ppg). The Lions have held their opponents to under 60 points in four of the last five games.

Bryn Athyn has been playing better in December than it was in November. The Lions are scoring nearly 10 points more per game, shooting 5.5 percent better, and committing almost four fewer turnovers when compared to last month.

Allie Warren has reached double figures in scoring in each of the last six games to take over the team lead in scoring with 10.9 points per game. Warren is one of the top 3-point shooters in NEAC, making 23 so far this season, which is fifth in the conference and shooting 36.5 percent from behind the arc to rank 10th.

Clayshonia Cogmon and Zeniyah Sanders are leading the Bryn Athyn rebounding effort. Cogmon, who has six games with at least 10 rebounds, is sitting second in the conference with 12.9 rebounds per game. She also has 22 steals which is 10th in the conference. Sanders—who is adding 8.1 points per game is third in the NEAC with 18 blocked shots and seventh with 9.3 rebounds per game. Cogmon led the team in rebounding six times, while Sanders has done it twice.

Shaneika Smith has been contributing 9.6 points per game.

Bryn Mawr enters Wednesday night's clash averaging 40.0 points per game on 25.4 percent shooting and 39.4 rebounds per contest. The Owls offense started off well, averaging 57.5 points in non-conference losses to Southern Virginia and Rosemont. The offense has struggled in the Owls' six Centennial Conference games with the Owls putting up just 34.2 points per contest.

Bryn Mawr has found life on the road difficult as the Owls score just 34.8 points per game, 10.5 points fewer than at home, and grab 36.5 rebounds, nearly six fewer than at home.

Halena Martin is Bryn Mawr's top offensive threat with 13.9 points per game, which is ninth in the Centennial Conference. Meagan Murray-Bruce ranks ninth in the conference with a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game. Cleo Elizabeth-Rober is adding 8.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

The two teams have one prior meeting which dates back to Jan. 22, 2014, a Bryn Athyn 65-29 victory at Bryn Mawr.