St. Mary’s City, MD– The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball team (8-9) picked up a big conference win this afternoon (Jan. 29) against United East Conference opponent Penn College (4-13). The final score was 53-42, improving the Seahawks’ record to 6-4 in United East Conference play.

How It Happened

  • It was a slow first quarter of play for both teams, as Penn College led 11-4 over the Seahawks. Charlotte Donnellan provided the spark to get the scoring started for St. Mary’s, converting on a nice layup. The Seahawks leaned on a strong defensive performance to begin the game.
  • Just when you thought the game was going to be a defensive battle, the Seahawks exploded on the offensive end of the court. St. Mary’s outscored the Wildcats 24-11 in the quarter thanks to a well rounded shooting performance from the entire team. The Seahawks had six different point scorers in the quarter and were led by Karon Williams, who had seven points and three assists going into the halftime break. St. Mary’s led 28-19, shooting 52.9% from the field and 33.3% from behind the three-point line in the second quarter.
  • St. Mary’s was able to keep their foot on the gas on both sides of the court coming out of the Locker room, outscoring the Wildcats 13-9 in the quarter to extend their lead to 13. The Seahawks continued to create havoc on the defensive end of the quarter, making it very difficult for Penn College to get any easy baskets. The Seahawks ended up finishing the game with six blocks and 13 steals. 
  •  The Wildcats were able to make it interesting for a period during the fourth quarter, cutting the Seahawk lead back down to single digits with 6:30 remaining in the game. Karon Williams was able to answer with a three-pointer to extend the lead back to 12. Shortly after, Cameron Mangold hit a game clinching layup with just over a minute to go to put the game out of reach. The Seahawks were able to sweep the regular season series with the Wildcats, winning 52-43. 
Karon Williams dribbling Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • Karon Williams made her presence felt all over the court with 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Williams also picked up a team high five steals.
  • Cameron Mangold hustled for 11 points and three rebounds.
  • Stephanie Howell led the charge defensively with seven rebounds and three blocks.

Up Next

St. Mary’s College Women’s Basketball will be back in action for a mid-week contest, Tuesday, February 1st, taking on the Nittany Lions of Penn State Harrisburg. The Seahawks will host the Nittany Lions at 8 pm in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center on the Campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

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