Seahawk Women's Basketball Nets First Win under Calhoun as Kline Gets 1,000th Point

Kerri Kline '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Kerri Kline '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 60, Washington College 58
  • Records: St. Mary's (1-2), Washington College (1-1)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Ed Cole Court at Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena
  • The Short Story: First-year forward Hallie Persell (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) hit a game-winning jumper with 6.7 seconds left to lift the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team to their first win under first-year head coach C.K. Calhoun. The Seahawks held on for a 60-58 triumph over Washington College on the final day of the Dan Greene Memorial Invitational.

Milestone Achieved

  • One of the highlights from today's gritty win was senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) joining the St. Mary's 1,000-Point Club with her 14-point performance. Kline, who needed 12 points for her 1,000th, becomes the 11th Seahawk player to join the club. It also marks the first time the program has had a 1,000-point scorer in consecutive seasons as Nina Haller '17 did it last year on February 11, 2017.

All-Tournament Team

  • Sophomore guard Maggie Tien of Hood College, who was the only team to post a 2-0 record, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 13.5 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals.
  • The All-Tournament Team was comprised of Goucher College's Nailah Jones, Hood's Mia Savoy, St. Mary's Katie Robey, and Washington College's Emily Thiemann.

How It Happened

  • Alexis Krahling knocked down a jumper with 38 seconds to play, capping a 7-0 run and helping Washington College reclaim the lead for the first time since leading 27-26 at halftime.
  • Robey was then fouled with 11 ticks on the clock, earning two free throws. She connected on the first but was off the mark on the second. Persell corralled the loose ball and put up the eventual game-winning shot with 6.7 seconds remaining.
  • Bridget McLaughlin put up a three-point attempt but fell short of the mark, preserving St. Mary's first win of the 2017-18 campaign.
  • The Seahawks closed out the first quarter on a 7-2 run to stake a 13-8 advantage.
  • Washington College gained its first lead of the game in the final two minutes of the half with an 8-0 run for a three-point advantage. Senior guard Christine Morin (Kensington, Md./St. John's [D.C.]) closed the gap to 27-26 with two of three free throws as she was fouled on a three-point shot at the buzzer.

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) collected her first double-double of her career on career-bests of 19 points and 11 rebounds while adding a career-high three blocks and two assists.
  • Kline finished with 14 points, five rebounds, and a season-best two assists.
  • Junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) also recorded a double-double on 11 rebounds and a season-best 10 points to go along with three blocks and season-high two steals.
  • Thiemann was the only Shorewomen to score in double digits as she paced the team with 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 25 at Mary Baldwin University (0-2) – Staunton, Va. – 2:00 p.m.

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