ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team (0-3) fell this evening (Nov. 19) to Catholic University (4-0) in a non-conference game.
St. Mary's College - 54, Catholic - 75
How it Happened
The first quarter was very back and forth with the Seahawks playing an incredible defensive game. With two minutes and 35 seconds left on the clock in the quarter, St. Mary's College took the lead with a layup from Kyaira Priest making the score 9-7. Kierra Johnson then secured a defensive rebound which led to Johnson's first basket of the evening making the score 11-7. With five seconds left in the first quarter, the Cardinals and Seahawks were tied at 13-13. Catholic forward, Sydney Poindexter made one free throw making the score 14-13 entering the second quarter.
Catholic went on a 12 point scoring run in the second quarter bringing the score to 31-16. A few missed shots on the Seahawks' behalf resulted in the Cardinals taking a 14 point lead into half time. Kelli Jenkins made a three-point shot off of an assist from Gina Seifert giving the Seahawks their first points on the board in the third quarter. Ashleigh Bonanno made some crucial defensive rebounds which helped keep the Cardinals at bay.
Catholic started the fourth quarter strong making a nine-point scoring run. Jenkins put the run to an end by draining a three-point shot, bringing the score to 67-39. With four minutes left on the clock, the Seahawks and Cardinals displayed impressive defense holding each other scoreless for two minutes. Caitlin Mays made both of her free-throws after a foul 73-54.
Inside the Box Score
Jenkins and Mays were the two top scorers this evening, Jenkins scoring 14 points and Mays tallying 13. Jenkins still holds the top spot for field-goal percentage at 47.6%. Mays reached her season-high field-goal percentage this evening at 45%.
Priest and Seifert are tied for the team's best steals per game at 3.0. Defensively, Stephanie Howell and Mays are tied for rebounds per game with 4.7
Up Next for the Seahawks
Nov. 23 at N.C. Wesleyan | 7:30 P.M. | Everett Gymnasium
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