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Women's basketball pulls away from 62-54 win over SUNY Cobleskill

Women's basketball pulls away from 62-54 win over SUNY Cobleskill

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team closed out Sunday's North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game against SUNY Cobleskill with an 11-3 run in the final 3:31 to pull away and defeat the Fighting Tigers 62-54 in Asplundh Field House.

Sha'Vion Woodland started the surge as she broke a 51-all tie with a layup at the 3:31 mark. Morgan Phillips hit two free throws and Myah Phillips drained a fastbreak layup in the next minute of action to widen the gap to 57-51.

After the Fighting Tigers' Addy Lawson temporarily halted the Lions' momentum with a 3-pointer to cut the gap to three, the Lion defense took over and, with the help of two Zeniyah Sanders blocks, forced the Fighting Tigers to miss their last six shots during the final 1:36.

During that stretch, Woodland went 1-for-2 twice from the free throw line and Sanders capped off the scoring by hitting a free throw with 15 seconds left.

Morgan Phillps came off the bench to give the Lions (5-10, 2-4 NEAC) a career-high 15 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes of action. Allie Warren scored 10 points, while Sanders finished up with nine points, a game-high 12 rebounds, and four blocks.

Anja Weisser put Bryn Athyn ahead 11-5 at the 3:47 mark of the opening quarter with a 5-footer. The Fighting Tigers (7-8,2-4 NEAC) responded by scoring 13 of the next 16 points to move in front 18-14. Janalene Phillips ended the quarter with a half-court buzzer beater to pull the Lions within one.

Over the next two quarters, neither team managed to lead by more than four points.

Lawson led SUNY Cobleskill with 10 points, seven steals, and four assists. Ali Changa and Hope Cooper added eight points each.

The Lions shot 37.5 percent (21-of-56) from the field while holding the Fighting Tigers to just 26.0 percent (19-of-73) shooting. Bryn Athyn outrebounded SUNY Poly 54-41.

Bryn Athyn hosts Penn State Abington in a NEAC matchup on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.