Jan. 5, 2011
BRYN MAWR, PA - The Johns Hopkins women's basketball team picked up right where it left off after a 28-day layoff with a 78-22 victory over Bryn Mawr in Centennial Conference play on Wednesday night. JHU improves to 9-1 overall (6-0 CC), while the Owls remain winless and drop to 0-10 (0-7 CC).
The Blue Jays have now won nine straight games and now own sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference, as 14th-ranked Muhlenberg dropped its first conference contest of the season, 63-60, at Dickinson on Wednesday night to leave Hopkins as the only team with an unbeaten conference record.
After a scoreless first two opening minutes, Hopkins scored six points in the span of 45 seconds to jump out to a 6-0 lead at the 17:10 mark of the first half. The Owls reeled off buckets on their next two possessions to cut the JHU lead to 6-4, but after that it was all Hopkins as the Blue Jays went on a 24-0 run and held Bryn Mawr without a basket for just over eight minutes to push their lead to 30-4 at the 8:27 mark.
The Blue Jays took a 37-16 into the halftime break, before putting together another impressive run to start the second stanza. Hopkins scored the first nine points after the half to begin a 34-3 run to take a 71-19 lead with 7:09 remaining in the contest. The Blue Jays smothering defense held the Owls to just six points in the second half.
Hopkins spread the scoring opportunities around, as each of the 12 active players recorded at least two points. Senior Lyndsay Burton paced the Blue Jays with 15 points and seven rebounds, while junior Chantel Mattiola added 12 points and a game-high six assists. Sophomore Alex Vassila also reached double figures for JHU with 10 points.
Junior Lindsey Darvin led the Owls with a game-high 17 points, while freshman Jackie Handy added three points and seven boards.
JHU returns to action on Saturday, January 8 against Ursinus (8-3, 5-2 CC). Tip-off is slated for 1 pm in Goldfarb Gym.