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Defense locks down Clarks Summit in 44-26 victory

Defense locks down Clarks Summit in 44-26 victory

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Led by a strong team defensive effort and 16 points and 15 rebounds by Clayshonia Cogmon, the Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team notched its first win of the season as the Lions defeated Clarks Summit University 44-26 in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) contest Saturday afternoon in Asplundh Field House.

The Lions (1-11, 1-3 CSAC) held the visiting Defenders (0-11, 0-3 CSAC) to 1-of-10 shooting in the first quarter as the Lions built up a 10-3 lead after 10 minutes. Cogmon had a strong opening quarter to pace Bryn Athyn, racking up six of the team's 10 points, five rebounds, and a blocked shot.

Bryn Athyn's smothering defense continued in the second quarter, holding the Defenders off the board for the first 8:27 of the stanza. During the span, Clarks Summit missed 10 straight shots and turned the ball over five times. On the offensive side, Bryn Athyn ran off 13 consecutive points, scored by three different players to open up a 23-3 lead. Alisha McKnight led the surge with five points, while Cogmon and Allie Warren added four.

After a low-scoring third quarter in which the Defenders outscored the Lions 8-6, Bryn Athyn went on a 13-4 run over the first 6:45 of the fourth quarter to take a game-high 22-point lead (42-20) on a Warren 3-pointer.

Warren finished the game with 10 points.

The Lions ended up shooting 27.4 percent (17-of-62) from the field. Clarks Summit—led by Randie Trexler's nine points and eight rebounds—shot 21.7 percent (10-of-46) and was forced into 20 turnovers. Bryn Athyn won the rebounding battle, 47-38.

Bryn Athyn looks to keep the momentum going when the Lions travel to Rosemont for a CSAC clash on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

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