St. Mary’s City, MD– The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball team (6-7) was able to bounce back and defeat in-conference opponent Wells College (0-12) this afternoon (Jan. 15) in the second game of their back-to-back. This was the Seahawks’ sixth conference game of the 2021-22 season and fifth home game. The final score was, moving the Seahawks to 4-2 in United East play
How It Happened
- The Seahawks were able to start the contest fast and energized, out scoring Wells College 21-9 in the opening quarter of play. St. Mary’s executed a very balanced offensive attack, having five different players find the scoring column. Defensively, the Seahawks picked up six steals that contributed to a nine point run to close out the first quarter.
- St. Mary’s College was able to keep their foot on the gas into the second quarter, both offensively and defensively. The Seahawks managed to hold the Express to just six points in the quarter, while scoring 20 of their own. Karon Williams led all players with 12 points at the half and Cameron Mangold made the difference in the rebounding game, picking up 5 boards. St. Mary’s took excellent care of the ball in the first half, only being forced into three turnovers, which translated to them being able to shoot over 40% going into the break. The Seahawks led the Express 41-15 at the half.
- The beginning of the second half was a much more evenly matched contest, as both teams were able to put up 12 points in the third quarter. For the Seahawks, Chyna Landon led the way on offense. Landon picked up a pair of nice baskets and also got involved with an assist. The Seahawks also continued to make their presence felt defensively, hustling for three steals in the quarter. The Seahawks entered the last quarter of play on top, 53-27.
- The Seahawks put on the finishing touches of a big United East Conference win in the fourth quarter, where they outscored Wells 15-4. Amira Whitaker provided a final spark with two made three-pointers down the stretch. St. Mary’s ended up finishing the game shooting 41.4% from the field and 41.2% from behind the three-point line. 11 Seahawk players registered at least one point in the contest in what was a truly well rounded offensive performance. St. Mary’s also tied a season best, with seven made three-pointers. Lydia Thomas led the way in scoring for the Express, finishing with 10 points.
Inside the Box Score
- Karon Williams led the way once again for the Seahawks with a loaded box score. Williams had 14 points, five rounds, and four assists.
- Cassidy Kupchinskas turned in a nice performance on the defensive end, leading the Seahawks with five steals. Kupchinskas also shot 50% from behind the three-point line and finished with 14 points.
- Cameron Mangold had a team high seven steals and chipped in four points for the Seahawks.
St. Mary’s College Women’s Basketball will have a week break before they head back out on the road next Saturday, January 22nd. The Seahawks will take on United East opponent Penn State Harrisburg at 3:00 PM at the Capital Union Building.