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Balanced attacked leads women’s basketball to 74-55 triumph over Wilson

Balanced attacked leads women’s basketball to 74-55 triumph over Wilson

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team had five players score in double figures as the Lions notched their second Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) win of the season, defeating visiting Wilson 74-55 in Asplundh Field House Wednesday night.

Jayda Campbell finished the night at Bryn Athyn's top scorer with 15 points. Clayshonia Cogmon had a solid contest, scoring 14 points on 7-of-15 shooting, grabbing a career-high 23 rebounds, and added four steals. The 23 rebounds are the second-most in a single game in program history and the most by a CSAC player this season.

Kalie Soulsby poured in a career-high 14 points, while Allie Warren and Treasure Baskerville recorded 10 points each.

Bryn Athyn (3-9, 2-3 CSAC) had its best shooting performance of the season so far by making 40.9 percent (27-of-66) of its shots and 80.0 percent (16-of-20) of its free throws, both season highs.

After the Lions fell behind 6-2 in the opening 62 seconds, Bryn Athyn went on a 10-1 run, led by four Campbell points, to surge ahead 12-7 with four minutes left in the first quarter. A Cogmon offensive rebound and putback with 1:30 remaining gave Bryn Athyn its largest lead of the opening quarter, 17-9.

A Soulsby layup at the 4:50 mark of the second quarter pushed the gap to double digits for the first time (29-18). Wilson's Ta'niya Kees brought the Phoenix (1-8, 0-5 CSAC) back with 29-25, but Bryn Athyn got back on track and would go into halftime leading 35-27.

Wilson started the second half strong and was able to tie the game at 38 when Kees capped an 11-3 run with a free throw 4:45 into the quarter. The Lions controlled the rest of the quarter, outscoring the Phoenix 13-4 to go into the final quarter leading 51-42. Cogmon was Bryn Athyn's leading scorer during the run with four points, while Campbell made three free throws at the end of the quarter to add three points.

Bryn Athyn cruised to victory in the fourth, outscoring Wilson 23-13 and shooting 42.1 percent (8-of-19) in the process. The Lions also outrebounded the Phoenix 17-6 in the final 10 minutes. Eight of the 17 rebounds were grabbed by Cogmon. The advantage reached a game-high 19 points (74-55) on a Soulsby free throws with 51 seconds remaining.

Samira Murphy was Wilson's top scorer with 16 points. Jordan Day made four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points.

Bryn Athyn hosts Cairn in a CSAC contest on Thursday, Jan. 9 in Asplundh Field House at 6 p.m.