ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball team (3-6) competed in a nail-biting game this evening (Dec. 15) against non-conference opponent, Eastern Mennonite University (1-8). The Seahawks came out on top with a final score of 45-43 for their third consecutive victory.
St. Mary’s College – 45, Eastern Mennonite – 43
How it Happened
- The Seahawks started strong with Stephanie Howell draining a jump shot to start off the game. Howell maintained a 67% shooting percentage in the first quarter, while Kelli Jenkins was one-for-one in shooting. The Royals finished off the quarter strong with a ten-point scoring run which brought the score to 19-9 entering the second quarter.
- During the second quarter, St. Mary’s College found most of their scoring success from inside the paint with eight points. Cameron Mangold was one-for-one shooting during the second quarter and continued to be a defensive threat by tallying two steals from the Royals. The Seahawks had a seven-point scoring run with 1:31 left on the clock, which helped bring their point deficit to only three points entering the second half.
- Both Jenkins and Gina Seifert shot one for two during the third quarter. Caitlin Mays totaled three steals to help the Seahawks defensively. The highest scoring run of the quarter was the Seahawks’ six-point streak. Near the conclusion of the quarter, Mangold made a free-throw which brought it to a one-point game with the Seahawks trailing.
- Mangold was the first to set the tone for the final quarter, scoring a jump shot off an assist from Seifert. St. Mary’s College was finally able to take the lead from Eastern Mennonite with 4:49 left in the fourth quarter. Seifert and Kyaira Priest scored four points apiece to bring the Seahawks into their third consecutive win.
Inside the Box Score
- Seifert made a huge offensive impact for the Seahawks with 13 points total. Priest was not far behind tallying 12 points this evening. Seifert also contributed four blocks aiding in the Seahawks’ success.
- Howell contributed defensively to St. Mary’s College by snagging ten rebounds. Mangold, Priest, and Mays led the team with three steals each. St. Mary’s College found success from inside the paint this evening totaling 18 points.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 3 vs. Concordia Chicago | 4:00 P.M. | MPOBARC Arena | St. Mary’s New Year’s Classic
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