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Women's Basketball Grounds Eagles, 57-33

Anna-Sophia Capizzi
Anna-Sophia Capizzi
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ST. DAVIDS, Pa. - The Haverford College women's basketball team (3-1) took to the road on Thursday evening, picking up a 57-33 win at Eastern (2-4) behind a 25-point performance from Anna-Sophia Capizzi, as the senior continued her scorching start to the season. First year Cortlyn Morris added 15 points off the bench and the Fords controlled the tempo of the contest throughout, recording 24 points off turnovers while owning a substantial 45-28 advantage in rebounding.  Da'Naziah Brown paced the Eagles with 13 points. Haverford limited the leading scorer for Eastern entering the contest, Minika Glenn, to just three points in 30 minutes of playing time. 

The Fords sprinted out to a 12-5 advantage as Capizzi connected on a pair of threes in just the first five minutes of the contest. Haverford eventually stretched its advantage to 19-9 with 2:28 left in the first quarter, prompting an Eagles timeout after Julianna Clark notched a three-pointer and Capizzi knocked down a pair at the free-throw line. 

A three-pointer from Brown cut the Haverford lead to six at 22-16 with just over five minutes remaining in the first half, but the Fords closed the second period on a 8-3 stretch to take a sizeable 11-point lead into the halftime intermission at 30-19. The spurt included another trey from Capizzi, who finished the first half with 16 points on a 3-for-5 clip from beyond the arc. 

Capizzi began the third by converting on a three-point play, stretching the lead to 14, and she chipped in another layup as the margin hit 16, forcing an Eastern timeout with 7:01 to play. Morris contributed consecutive buckets to restore a 15-point advantage with under five to go in the third. Caroline Andersen and Raina Gully then each converted on a pair of free throws to increase the Haverford lead to 43-27 entering the final quarter. 

Morris excelled in the final period, pouring in a layup as Haverford went ahead by 18 at 49-31 with 6:47 left in the contest. The Fords closed the contest on a 10-2 run, keeping Eastern at bay with a strong showing at the free throw line. Haverford shot 87.5 percent (21-24) from the charity stripe on the night, including an 8-of-9 performance in the fourth quarter. 

Megan Furch and Nyla Robinson each pulled down seven rebounds, matching the game high. Capizzi had a game-best four steals, with guards Nyla Robinson (3) and Clark (2) also contributing multiple steals in the 13-theft effort. 

Haverford made its first trip to Eastern since the 2009-10 season. The Fords have won four straight matchups with the Eagles overall. 

Women's Basketball now returns to action on Saturday, November 23 taking on Centennial Conference foe Ursinus in the home opener at Gooding '84 Arena. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.  The contest will be followed by Men's Basketball hosting the Gryphons of Sarah Lawerence in a non-conference tilt at 3 p.m.