Bryn Mawr holds off McDonogh Girls basketball

January 09, 1993|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer

Freshman Emily Hickman capped a three-point play with 2:52 left that would hold up as the game winner in No. 6 Bryn Mawr's 49-41 victory over No. 11 McDonogh last night at Bryn Mawr.

The win avenged the Mawrtians' loss last year to McDonogh in the Association of Independent Schools championship.

"We really wanted to win this one, because last year was a real disappointment," said Mawrtians guard Kisha Ford, who finished with 17 points, eight steals and five assists.

Ford played excellent defense on McDonogh's top scorer, Sonia Chase, in the final quarter. Chase, who came into the quarter with 17 points, managed just a couple of NBA three-pointers in the last quarter.

For the Mawrtians (9-1), who played with the same five players the entire game, defense made the difference late. Chase's three-pointers were the only baskets scored by McDonogh against the Mawrtians' man-to-man in the fourth quarter.

"When we had one or two bad defensive series, we gave up on our offense," said Bryn Mawr coach Pat Becker. "But when we played good defense, our offense was a lot better, too."

McDonogh turned the ball over three times in the final four minutes, and Bryn Mawr scored off two.

The Eagles (7-4), whose biggest lead in the game was three points, led 33-32 after three quarters.

Hickman's turn-around jumper from Angela Marks put Bryn Mawr on top 34-33 with 7:02 left.

McDonogh mounted its only run of the quarter on Chase's first three-pointer and a free throw from Sarah Hill to take a 37-34 lead.

But Bryn Mawr rebounded to tie on Julie Szymanski's 20-footer. Marks added a jumper and Hickman followed with the game-winning three-point play to pull the Mawrtians ahead, 42-37.

The Eagles got within 44-41 on Chase's second three-pointer with 54 seconds to go. But Ford sealed the win with a short jumper with 30 seconds left.

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