Seahawks Top Spartans in Overtime Thriller on Senior Day

Katie Robery '19
Katie Robery '19

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball topped the visiting York College Spartans 81-78 in an overtime thriller on Saturday (Feb. 9) afternoon during Senior Day. The victory snapped a 15 game winning-streak that the Spartans had over the Seahawks. The Seahawks honored seniors Kobe Chaney and Katie Robey before the game. St. Mary's has now won two consecutive games.

St. Mary's - 81, York - 78

How It Happened

  • The first quarter of action was competitive, like much of the game, as the Seahawks and Spartans played to a 9-9 tie. St. Mary's finished the quarter strong with five unanswered points to give themselves a little breathing room heading into the second. Hallie Persell drained two free throws and Kelli Jenkins converted on a three-pointer during the run.

  • York cut into St. Mary's lead to start the second and eventually knotted the score up at 18 apiece with seven minutes left in the quarter. Cassidy Kupchinskas sunk a jumpshot seconds later to retain the lead for the Seahawks. However, the Spartans used a late second quarter push to grab a 34-29 lead at halftime.

  • Halfway through the third quarter, the Seahawks managed to even the score at 41 thanks to a made Persell jump shot. Both squads continued to go toe-to-toe for the next few minutes of play and were tied once again at 50. The Spartans tacked on five straight points to go up 55-50, but he Seahawks answered with the next four points. Next, Katie McGowan hit a jumper with three seconds remaining in the third stanza and York took a 57-54 lead into the fourth.

  • A couple of clutch three-point shots made by Jenkins and Janey Mathisen tied the game at 67 with 6:07 left in the quarter. York retook the lead, 69-67 unitil Jenkins drained another three ball for a 70-69 Seahawk advantage, their first of the quarter. York led 74-72 with time dwindling down in regulation, but Gina Siefert tied things up once again with a layup with 35 seconds remaining. York had plenty of time for one last possession, but the Seahawk defense held strong, forcing the game to overtime.

  • Seifert showed up in overtime for the Seahawks, accounting for St. Mary's first four points. The Seahawks held a slim 79-78 lead with just 25 seconds remaining and York resorted to fouling. St. Mary's converted on their free throws for the victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Seifert led the Seahawks with the lone double-double on the team. She tallied 17 points and had a monster night on the glass, collecting 15 rebounds.

  • Chaney collected 13 rebounds and added four points.

  • Mathisen finished with 16 points and Jenkins recorded 15. Jenkins shot five-of-seven from three-point range.

  • McGowan led the Spartans with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 13 vs. Penn State Harrisburg (9-14, 3-9 CAC) – MPOBARC Arena – Capital Athletic Conference game – 6:00 p.m.

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