Seahawks Fall to Cougars in St. Mary’s New Year’s Classic

Seahawks Fall to Cougars in St. Mary’s New Year’s Classic

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.- St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball (3-7) opened up the St. Mary's New Year's Classic against Concordia University Chicago (2-6) on Friday (Jan. 3) afternoon. The Seahawks fell to the Cougars by a final score of 69-49.

St. Mary's College - 49, Concordia University - 69

How it Happened

  • The Seahawks started strong with Gina Seifert making the first points of the game off an assist from Kelli Jenkins. St. Mary's College also held the highest-scoring run in the first quarter tallying 16 points. Defensively, Stephanie Howell contributed four rebounds and Seifert recorded three blocks in the first quarter. For seven minutes and 39 seconds, the Seahawks held a lead over Concordia, which brought them into the second quarter with a 13 point lead. 

  • Kyaira Priest and Jenkins started the quarter strong by each draining three-point shots. This helped the Seahawks gain an 18 point lead over the Cougars. Priest contributed seven total points making her the team's leading scorer in the second quarter. Concordia did hit an upswing offensively totaling 22 points.

  • In the third quarter, the Cougars found their stride offensively and went on a 12 point scoring run. St. Mary's College recorded ten points as opposed to Concordia's 17. Defensively for the Seahawks, Caitlin Mays, Cameron Mangold, and Seifert contributed two rebounds apiece while Jenkins snagged one steal. Mangold and Seifert also netted three points each.

  • The final quarter was a battle from both teams but Concordia was capitalizing off of fouls and turnovers helping them go on a ten-point scoring run. Seifert led the team in scoring with five total points. Defensively, Mangold contributed one block and one rebound along with Seifert, Mays, and Chyna Landon who each tallied one. Unfortunately, the Seahawks could not close the gap and the Cougars walked away victorious.

Inside the Box Score

  • Seifert led the team in points, rebounds, and block this evening. Mangold contributed defensively leading the team with four steals. Priest was second for points with 12 total and led in assists with five. 

  • Seifert still leads the team in points per game this season with a 12.7 average and rebound per game with 7.4 per game. Jenkins leads the team in free-throw field-goal percentage with 75%.

  • Concordia Chicago players, Michela Thorton and Bailey Steinkamp lead their team in scoring with 13 points apiece.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 4 vs. Susquehanna University | 4:00 P.M. | MPOBARC Arena

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