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Blue Jays Sneak Past Diplomats, 65-54

Lexie Scholtz finished with 12 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds
Feb. 6, 2018

Box Score

The Basics
• Score: Johns Hopkins - 65, Franklin & Marshall - 54
• Records: JHU (13-8, 12-4 CC) • F&M (8-13, 5-11 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Goldfarb Gym
• The Short Story: Three players scored in double-figures as the Johns Hopkins women's basketball team knocked off Franklin & Marshall, 65-54 on Tuesday night.

How it Happened
• The Diplomats led 10-6 in the first quarter before back-to-back buckets from Lillian Scott tied the game at 10. F&M went on a 9-0 run to end the quarter and take a 19-10 lead.
• Trailing 20-11 in the second quarter the Blue Jays scored the next 11 points capped by a Sophia Way three to take a 22-20 lead. Way scored seven of the 11 Hopkins points during the run.
• Two free throws from Scott put Johns Hopkins 26-22 and her three moments later gave JHU a 29-24 advantage with under a minute remaining in the half. Emily Moran connected on a jumper for the Diplomats to make the score 29-26, however, Scott streaked down the court to convert on the layup with two seconds remaining as Hopkins took a 31-26 lead into the locker room.
• The Blue Jays built their lead up to 10 in the third quarter and a layup by Lexie Scholtz at 6:24 gave JHU a 12-point advantage. She followed that with a steal and layup to give Hopkins a 42-28 lead. Not to be outdone, Scott dove for a loose ball, came up with it and went down the court uncontested for the layup to put JHU up by 16 at 4:28.
• Sarosha Parsons converted the three-point play and Kristin Hamill hit a layup to bring the Diplomats to within 11 at 3:14. Marissa Varnado ended the F&M run with a three to put JHU up 47-33. Scott then hit her third three of the game to give the Blue Jays a 17-point advantage. Hopkins took a 52-33 lead into the final quarter.
• Parsons got the JHU lead down to 11 with a jumper at 4:26 to make the score 56-45, but Scholtz responded for Hopkins with a layup to put the Blue Jays back up 13. A three-point play from Hamill cut the Hopkin's lead to ten, and she followed that up with a layup to bring the Diplomats to within single digits at 58-50.
• The Diplomats got to within six with a layup by Hamill at 1:08, but the Blue Jays would go 7-8 from the line in the final 45 seconds to win the game 65-54.

What it Means
• The Blue Jays hold a 47-30 advantage in the all-time series and have won the last 11 meetings.
• This is the seventh game this season Scholtz, Scott and Way have all scored at least ten points in a game. Hopkins is 5-2 when the three juniors all score in double-digits.
• JHU improves to 13-0 when holding its opponents to 60-points or less.

Inside the Box Score
• The Blue Jays out-scored F&M 21-7 in both the second and third quarters.
• Scholtz finished just short of her second career triple-double as she finished the game with 12 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.
• Scott led Hopkins with 19 points and she grabbed six rebounds in the game while Way finished the game with 18 points.
Rory Cole finished the night with 11 rebounds, five points, and two blocks.
• The Blue Jays held F&M to 35.5% shooting from the floor and 10% shooting from deep.

Up Next
• The Blue Jays head out on the road for a pivotal Centennial Conference game against Haverford on Thursday, January 8. Tip time is scheduled for 7 pm.

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