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Lions drop conference opener to Clarks Summit

Lions drop conference opener to Clarks Summit

CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team suffered a 91-54 loss to Clarks Summit University in its Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) opener in Huckaby Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

Clayshonia Cogmon recorded a double-double for the third time in the last four games, including the last two, after leading Bryn Athyn (1-5, 0-1 CSAC) with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Cogmon—the most recent CSAC defensive player of the week—added five steals.

Jayda Campbell filled up the box score with nine points, six rebounds, a team-high three assists, and one steal. Alisha McKnight, Alexis Mitchem, and Kalie Soulsby all scored seven points.

Clarks Summit (3-2, 1-0 CSAC) had four players score in double figures, led by 21 points, 19 rebounds, and eight assists—all game-highs—by Elizabeth Singleton. Alison Aten added 19 points and eight rebounds, while Randie Traxler scored 15 points in a reserve role. Michaela McLeod contributed 13 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.

Bryn Athyn finished the game with 11 more shot attempts than Clarks Summit. However, the Defenders shot 53.2 percent (33-of-62) from the field, 50.0 percent (12-of-24) from 3-point range, and the Lions shot 24.7 percent (18-of-73) overall, 15.8 percent (3-of-19) from behind the arc.

The Lions jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead just over two minutes into the game on a Cogmon free throw. Clarks Summit answered back with 15 straight points to take an 11-point lead with 2:42 left in the opening quarter. McKnight drilled a 3-pointer 38 seconds later to cap a quick 5-0 spurt to draw the Lions within 15-9. Clarks Summit led 18-12 after the first 10 minutes.

After Treasure Baskerville, who finished with five points, made a free throw to make the score 18-13, the Defenders would outscore the Lions 26-9 the rest of the way to lead 44-23 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Clarks Summit shot 10-of-15 from the field while Bryn Athyn went 3-of-22 as the Defenders outscored the Lions 30-8 in the 10-minute span. Allie Warren scored all five of her points in the fourth quarter and the group of Nicole Lincifort, Mitchem, Soulsby, and Campbell each added four as the Bryn Athyn bounced back to win the final quarter 23-17.

Bryn Athyn heads to Cedar Crest for a CSAC showdown on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.