LEXINGTON, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team (3-9) took on the Gettysburg College Bullets (7-2) at Washington & Lee University on Sunday (Dec. 29). The Seahawks were downed by the Bullets, 81-70.
St. Mary’s College – 70, Gettysburg – 81
How It Happened
- The Bullets captured an early 13-6 lead in the early stages of the contest, but the Seahawks responded with their largest scoring run of the contest, recording eight straight points to take a 14-13 lead with 13:06 remaining in the first half. Miles Gillette highlighted the scoring streak by netting six points.
- St. Mary’s College held a slim lead for most of the opening half until the Bullets knocked down six unanswered points to even the game at 30-30 with 1:59 left in the first half. Gettysburg finished the half strong by outscoring St. Mary’s College 5-2 and the Seahawks headed into halftime trailing the Bullets 35-32.
- Trailing 42-36 four minutes into the second half, the Seahawks received four straight points from Gary Grant to cut the Gettysburg lead to 47-45. Next, Jalen Hayes sunk a three ball with 8:15 on the clock to dwindle the Bullets lead to six. However, Gettysburg continued to answer the Seahawks with scores of their own and St. Mary’s College failed to trim their deficit. In total, Gettysburg drained seven three-pointers in the second half and shot 53.8% from three-point range to prevent the Seahawks from creating a comeback.
Inside the Box Score
- Gillette led the Seahawks with his second-highest scoring total of the season by recording 19 points. Hayes followed with 17 points and Grant tallied 16. On the glass, Gillette, Grant, and Jack Foley grabbed six rebounds each. Additionally, Foley notched five blocks and Justin Milstead hustled for three steals.
- Alex Leder led the Seahawks with 21 points and Nick Antolini finished with a double-double, collecting 20 points and 13 rebounds.
- Grant was selected to the all-tournament team, averaging 18.5 points and seven rebounds per game.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 3 vs. Nazareth | 4:00 p.m. | at Elizabethtown Tournament