Jan 31, 2018
BRYN ATHYN, Pa. -- The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team suffered a 66-55 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) loss to visiting Wilson College Wednesday night in Asplundh Field House.
The Lions (5-15, 2-8 NEAC) had four of their five starters score in double figures, led by Clayshonia Cogmon and Myah Phillips with 13 points each. Cogmon also corralled a team-high 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Zeniyah Sanders and Allie Warren contributed 11 points apiece.
Bryn Athyn went into the fourth quarter trailing 45-43 after Wilson's Michaela Singer hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left in the third to put the visiting Phoenix (9-10, 4-6 NEAC) in front. Wilson's momentum from the basket spilled over into the fourth as the Phoenix started the quarter with a 9-2 run to widen the gap to 54-45.
The Lions were able to get as close as seven multiple times during the final 6:34. With the Lions back within 56-49 at the 3:28 mark, the Phoenix ran off eight of the next 10 points to take a game-high 13-point lead with 39 seconds left.
Both teams made five baskets in the final 10 minutes, but Wilson sank two 3-pointers and went 9-for-12 from the free throw line, while Bryn Athyn was 0-2 from 3-point range and just 2-for-3 at the line.
Bryn Athyn opened the contest with five straight points in the first three minutes to take a 5-0 lead. The Lions held the lead until Jordan Day hit a 3-pointer with 1:29 left in the first quarter to put the Phoenix ahead 12-11. Anja Weisser allowed Bryn Athyn to end the quarter tied with Wilson at 12 with a 1-for-2 trip to the free throw line with 15 seconds left.
After a back-and-forth beginning to the second quarter, Bryn Athyn looked to have things under control thanks to a 7-0 run, capped by a Cogmon jumper at the 3:52 mark, to take a 25-20 lead--matching its largest of the game. Wilson answered by with nine consecutive points to reclaim a four-point lead at 29-25. Warren knocked down a jumper with 25 seconds left in the half to bring the Lions within 29-27 at the half.
Midway through the third quarter, Bryn Athyn strung together eight straight points--five from Phillips and three from Warren--to go back up five (39-34) on Warren 3-pointer with 4:16 left in the period. Once again, Wilson was able to respond and took a 42-41 lead on a Day 3-pointer at the 1:26 mark. Sha'Vion Woodland put the Lions in front for what would be the final time when she made a layup with 61 seconds left.
Day ended the game shooting 7-of-12 from the field, including six 3-pointers, and 9-of-12 at the free throw line to record a game-high 29 points. Lindsey Purvis had 15 points and a game-high 13 boards. Singer ended up with 11 points.
Bryn Athyn shot 28.2 percent (20-of-71) overall, 26.7 percent (4-of-15) from 3-point range. Wilson made 37.0 percent (20-of-54) of its shots, 47.4 percent (9-of-19) of its 3-pointers.
Bryn Athyn hits the road for three straight games away from home starting on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Penn College at 3 p.m.