Bryn Mawr gains Hoops final, 64-37

December 27, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

No. 7 Bryn Mawr took advantage of the talents of Kisha Ford and a lackluster performance by No. 18 Southern of Harwood to cruise to a 64-37 victory in a first-round game of the Hoops Division of the Holly and Hoops Women's Basketball Tournament last night at Essex Community College.

If Southern (3-2) didn't know how good Ford was before yesterday's contest, it knows now.

Ford, who has signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Tech, had 23 points, seven assists and nine rebounds. Bryn Mawr (6-1) trailed in the opening minutes of the game but took a 13-10 lead with 3:21 remaining on a three-pointer by Ford.

From there, the Mawrtians never looked back, advancing to tomorrow's 9 p.m. championship game against IND.

Julie Szymanski, who shared game scoring honors with 23 points, took over in the second quarter and helped the Mawrtians build a 34-16 halftime lead.

That lead swelled to 48-20 in the third quarter despite the efforts of Southern's Laekeka Wesley (11 points) and Laura Stockett (eight).

"I don't even know why I bring my teams to these Christmas tournaments because they always leave their minds at home," said Southern coach Linda Kilpatrick, whose team will face Lake Clifton in tomorrow's 3 p.m. consolation game. "I brought bodies here today, but that's about all. We stood around on offense and we didn't play defense.

"That team is not 30 points better than us, but they were tonight. We just weren't in it at all."

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