ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball team (0-3) fell this evening (Nov. 19) to Catholic University (4-0) in a non-conference game. 

St. Mary’s College – 54, Catholic – 75

How it Happened

  • The first quarter was very back and forth with the Seahawks playing an incredible defensive game. With two minutes and 35 seconds left on the clock in the quarter, St. Mary’s College took the lead with a layup fromKyaira Priestmaking the score 9-7.Kierra Johnsonthen secured a defensive rebound which led toJohnson’sfirst basket of the evening making the score 11-7. With five seconds left in the first quarter, the Cardinals and Seahawks were tied at 13-13. Catholic forward, Sydney Poindexter made one free throw making the score 14-13 entering the second quarter.
  • Catholic went on a 12 point scoring run in the second quarter bringing the score to 31-16. A few missed shots on the Seahawks’ behalf resulted in the Cardinals taking a 14 point lead into half time.Kelli Jenkinsmade a three-point shot off of an assist fromGina Seifertgiving the Seahawks their first points on the board in the third quarter.Ashleigh Bonannomade some crucial defensive rebounds which helped keep the Cardinals at bay.
  • Catholic started the fourth quarter strong making a nine-point scoring run.Jenkinsput the run to an end by draining a three-point shot, bringing the score to 67-39. With four minutes left on the clock, the Seahawks and Cardinals displayed impressive defense holding each other scoreless for two minutes.Caitlin Maysmade both of her free-throws after a foul 73-54.

Inside the Box Score

  • JenkinsandMayswere the two top scorers this evening,Jenkinsscoring 14 points andMaystallying 13.Jenkinsstill holds the top spot for field-goal percentage at 47.6%.Maysreached her season-high field-goal percentage this evening at 45%.
  • PriestandSeifertare tied for the team’s best steals per game at 3.0. Defensively,Stephanie HowellandMaysare tied for rebounds per game with 4.7

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan | 7:30 P.M. | Everett Gymnasium

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