ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team (0-1) hosted the Washington College Shoremen (1-0) in the Dan Greene/Wayne Cook Memorial Tournament for their season opener on Friday (Nov. 8) night. The Seahawks fell to the Shoremen 77-75 in extra time.
St. Mary's College - 75, Washington College - 77
How It Happened
The Seahawks started the game strong and gained a 7-2 edge with a three-ball from Reggie Rouse. Miles Gillette followed Rouse with two free throws and a made jumper for the early advantage. Both squads exchanged blows throughout the first half and came to a 25-25 tie. St. Mary's College captured the momentum once again with a five-point scoring streak with buckets from Gary Grant and Justin Milstead. Grant finished the half strong with a jumper to put the Seahawks ahead by seven with 17 seconds remaining. St. Mary's College brought a 37-30 lead into halftime.
Washington College grabbed the advantage in the early stages of the second half by knocking down nine-straight points for a 39-37 lead. St. Mary's College willed themselves back into the contest and evened the game at 66-66 with 2:16 remaining. Trailing by one with under five seconds remaining, Milstead drove to the rack and drew a foul, sending him to the charity stripe for two free throws. Milstead knocked down one to push the game into overtime.
The Seahawks built a 75-71 advantage with 53 second remaining, but the Shoremen stormed back with back-to-back three pointers to take a two point advantage with 10 seconds remaining. St. Mary's College failed to tie the game with their last possession for the loss.
Inside the Box Score
First-year forward Grant had an excellent collegiate debut and led the Seahawks in scoring with 22 points, shooting 50-percent from the field. Gillette also had an impressive Seahawk debut by leading the Seahawks with nine rebounds and adding 21 points. Milstead was the final Seahawk to reach double-digits with 14 points.
On the defensive end, Tryllian Young recorded a team-best two blocks, while Gillette and Rouse led the team with two steals each.
Alec Lewis led the Shoremen with 17 points on the evening.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Nov. 10 vs. Randolph-Macon | 12:00 PM | MPOBARC Arena | Dan Greene/Wayne Cook Memorial Tournament
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