Women’s Basketball Edged by Susquehanna in Non-Conference Action

Kierra Johnson '21 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Kierra Johnson '21 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team (3-8) fell this evening to Landmark Conference member, Susquehanna University (8-3) in their second game of the St. Mary's New Year's Classic. The final score of the game this evening (Jan. 4) was 58-46 in favor of the River Hawks.

St. Mary's College - 46, Susquehanna - 58

How it Happened

  • Susquehanna took a quick lead in the first quarter but defensively, the Seahawks put up a fight. Stephanie Howell tallied five rebounds alongside Gina Seifert who contributed four rebounds to help keep the ball on the Seahawks' offensive end. Seifert led the team in scoring with four total points, while Caitlin Mays and Cameron Mangold added one apiece.

  • Entering the second quarter, the Seahawks trailed by nine points. St. Mary's College found success offensively inside the paint scoring six total points. Mangold and Kelli Jenkins led the team in points with three each, with Kyaira Priest, Ashleigh Bonanno, and Mays tallying two apiece. Both the Seahawks and River Hawks had four point-scoring runs and totaled 12 points in the second quarter, bringing the score to 27-18 entering half time. 

  • Mangold entered the third quarter in an offensive stride bringing six points to the Seahawks. She also led the team in steals with two total. Seifert aided in the Seahawks' offensive success by contributing four points. St. Mary's College tallied 12 points from inside the paint in the third quarter and four points from second-chance baskets. Despite the Seahawks' defensive effort, the River Hawks led the game entering the final quarter with an eight-point lead.

  • Priest began the fourth quarter with an offensive fire leading the team in points with six total. St. Mary's College was not giving up without a fight despite Susquehanna's eight-point scoring run. Defensively, Seifert led the team with three rebounds, along with Howell adding two and Mays, Bonanno, Mangold, Jenkins, and Kierra Johnson tallying one each. Despite their hustle, the Seahawks could not close the gap, and the River Hawks walked away victorious. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Seifert had a double-double this evening with 13 rebounds and 12 points, leading the team in both categories. Priest and Bonanno recorded three assists each for the Seahawks. 

  • With a points per game average of 12.6, Seifert continues to lead the team this season. She also leads the team in rebounds per game with an average of 7.9. Mangold's steals per game average now stands at 3.0 per game, while Seifert leads with blocks per game average of 1.3.

  • Seifert was named to the All-Tournament team.
  • Erin McQuillen had a double-double this evening for the River Hawks with 13 total points and 11 rebounds. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 7 at Randolph | 7:00 P.M. | RAD Center

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