BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team dropped its 2019-20 home opener, 64-57, to Penn State Brandywine Monday night in Asplundh Field House.
Trailing 13-6 with 2:40 left in the opening quarter, Bryn Athyn started to find its rhythm, scoring the final eight points of the quarter to pull ahead 14-13. Cogmon recorded the final four points of the run, while Campbell knocked down a 3-pointer. The Lion defense forced the Nittany Lions into 0-of-4 shooting and two turnovers.
Bryn Athyn momentum fell behind at the start of the second quarter but responded with a 10-2 surge, which included five Campbell points, to take a 24-17 lead on a Cogmon layup at the 5:19 mark. Then, Penn State Brandywine's (1-2) Nikki Valez—who finished with 14 points—caught fire, running off seven straight points to level the score at 24. With the score tied at 26, Kaylia Duncan and Maylissa Clarke both made jumpers in the final 67 seconds to give Bryn Athyn a 30-26 halftime lead.
Bryn Athyn's defense dominated the first six minutes of the third quarter and the Lions allowed just two points and opened up a game-high 38-28 lead. Penn State Brandywine made one of its 11 shots and committed three turnovers. The Nittany Lions answered back with 17 of the quarter's final 23 points to claim a 45-44 lead after 45 minutes.
Warren sank a 3-pointer on Bryn Athyn's first possession of the fourth to give Bryn Athyn a 47-45 advantage. It would be the final lead of the game for the Lions as the Nittany Lions ran off the next 12 points to pull ahead 57-47. A Hope Coacher layup with 3:42 left extended the gap to a game-high 11 points (60-49). Bryn Athyn got as close as six the rest of the way.
Madison D'Ambrosio led Penn State Brandywine in scoring with 16 points, while Ginamarie McNamee added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Bryn Athyn hosts Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.