Men’s Basketball Notches First Win of Season

Jalen Hayes '23 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Jalen Hayes '23 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

FREDERICK, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team (1-2) traveled to Hood College to take on the Catholic University Cardinals () in the Battle of D.C. & Maryland on Friday (Nov. 15) evening. The Seahawks notched their first win of the season defeating the Cardinals 65-49 in the Battle of D.C. and Maryland.

St. Mary's College - 65, Catholic - 49

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks jumped on the Cardinals early, grabbing a 13-4 lead with buckets from five different scorers. Reggie Rouse, Miles Gillette, Jordan Alson, Jack Foley, and Jalen Hayes all tallied scores for the early advantage. Next, St. Mary's College increased their lead to 13 points with 8:36 remaining in the first half when Gary Grant drained two free throws. The Seahawks brought a 31-22 lead into the locker rooms.

  • St. Mary's College once again controlled the game in the second half and never relinquished their lead. The Seahawks capped off their best scoring run with eight minutes remaining in regulation with seven consecutive points. Milstead accounted for five of the seven points recorded during the run. The opportunistic Seahawks scored 13 points off of turnovers in the second half to seal their first victory of the season. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Milstead led the Seahawks on the offensive end with 18 points and leads the team with 14.8 points per game on the season. Alston followed with nine points, while Grant tallied eight, respectively. Gillette paced the Seahawks on the glass with a team-high nine rebounds for the best mark of the season for St. Mary's College. On the defensive end, Milstead led the Seahawks with three steals. 

  • As a team, the Seahawks recorded a season-high 45 rebounds. Riley Hayes led the Cardinals with 21 points on the evening.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 16 vs. Hood | 3:00 p.m. | BB&T Arena | Battle of D.C. & Maryland Championship

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