Seahawks Downed by Spartans in Final Seconds

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team (5-12, 0-2 CAC) hosted the York College of Pennsylvania Spartans (11-5, 1-1 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference on Wednesday (Jan. 15) night in the MPOBARC Arena. The Seahawks were downed by the Spartans in the final seconds of regulation by a final score of 77-74.

St. Mary's College - 74, York - 77

How It Happened

  • The Spartans captured the lead in the early portion of the contest and used a seven point run to grab a seven point lead at the 17:51 mark. Minutes later, York notched a nine point lead with 16:18 remaining in the first half for their largest advantage of the contest. St. Mary's College responded when they captured the lead when Miles Gillette converted on a layup with under 10 minutes remaining. 

  • Next, the Seahawks strung together their largest run of the game by knocking down nine unanswered points for a 10 point lead with 7:03 remaining in the half. Dee Barnes made an impact in his first game in a Seahawk uniform by draining back-to-back three's during the run. Gillette capped off the run with a three-pointer as well. The Seahawks held their lead and headed into halftime with a 45-39 advantage.

  • St. Mary's College kept their momentum from the first half and pulled out to a 13 point advantage with 12:39 remaining. The lead was the Seahawks largest of the contest. St. Mary's College captured their largest lead of the night off of a seven point run. Gillette recorded five of the seven points and Gary Grant tallied two during the run. 

  • The Spartans began to slowly chip into the Seahawk lead and used a seven point run of their own to even the game at 70-70 with 2:14 remaining in regulation. With time approaching a minute left to play, Grant made a tough layup, drew a foul, and drained the ensuing free throw to give the Seahawks a three point lead. However, the Spartans stormed down the court and drained a three-pointer to even the game once again. Next, the Seahawks committed a critical error and turned over the ball on their next possession and the Spartans took advantage to sink a jumper. Trailing by two, the Seahawks were sent to the line where they made one of two free throws. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Gillette led the Seahawks on the offensive end with a season-best 32 points. Grant followed with 20 points and newcomer Barnes finished in double-digits with 16 points. Barnes also made an impact on the defensive end, collecting a team-best three steals. Jack Foley led St. Mary's College on the glass with seven rebounds and collected one block. 

  • David Giuliani led the Spartans with 20 points and eight rebounds on the evening.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 18 at Salisbury | 4:00 p.m. |  Maggs Physical Activities Center | Capital Athletic Conference game

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