Hopkins Cruises Past F&M, 81-59
Score: Johns Hopkins - 81 Franklin & Marshall - 59
Records: Johns Hopkins (4-4, 3-2 CC) Franklin & Marshall (4-3, 2-3 CC)
Location: Lancaster, PA (Mayser Gym)
The Short Story: A season-high 23 points by Lillian Scott helped lead the Johns Hopkins women's basketball to an 81-59 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday night.
How it Happened
Scott scored her first points of the night at 9:16 as she nailed a three to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead. From that point on it would be all Hopkins as JHU led for the entire game.
Erica Dwyer hit a three to get the Diplomats to 11-10, but Johns Hopkins went on an 11-4 run to end the first quarter leading 22-14.
Hopkins extended its lead in the second quarter as the Blue Jays went on an 8-2 run capped by a jumper by Sophia Way to go up 42-24.
Franklin & Marshall scored five unanswered to get to within 13, but Rory Cole would put the Blue Jays back up by 15 with a layup as JHU ended the half leading 44-29.
The teams went scoreless through the opening minutes of the third quarter before Lexie Scholtz stole the ball and went down for the layup to make the JHU advantage 17 at 46-29. Johns Hopkins closed the quarter on an 8-3 run to take its largest lead of the game as JHU led by 25, 63-38.
The Blue Jays got their largest lead of the game on a layup by Elise Moore to go up by 29, as Hopkins would go on to win the game 81-59.
What it Means
Hopkins is 46-30 against the Diplomats and has won the last ten meetings.
The 22-point margin of victory is the largest margin of victory for JHU this season and is most points the team has won by since the Blue Jays defeated Bryn Mawr by 39 last season.
Inside the Box Score
Scott set a season high with 23 points and eight rebounds.
Way finished with 19 points as the junior scored 11 of the 19 points in the opening ten minutes.
Maggie Spitzer finished the game with a career-high seven points and eight rebounds, while Cole finished with nine rebounds to lead the team.
Johns Hopkins shot 53.2% from the floor and held the Diplomats to just 32.3% shooting from the floor.
Hopkins will remain on the road as JHU heads to Dickinson on Saturday for a 2 pm game.