Seahawks Fall to Fighting Squirrels in Final Minutes

Gina Seifert '20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Gina Seifert '20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

STAUNTON, Va. -  St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball (3-10) fell this evening (Jan. 8) to Mary Baldwin (7-6) in the final minutes of the matchup by only two points. 

St. Mary's College - 63, Mary Baldwin - 65

How it Happened

  • The Seahawks had a rocky start in the first quarter allowing Mary Baldwin to take a 17 point lead. However, Gina Seifert led the team in points and rebounds with seven points and three rebounds. St. Mary's College scored eight points in the paint and five off of fast breaks. Chyna Landon contributed three points while Cameron Mangold recorded two to round out the first quarter.

  • St. Mary's College found their stride in the second quarter scoring 18 total points compared to Mary Baldwin's 14 points. The Seahawks went on a 13 point scoring run with five players contributing points. Caitlin Mays led the team with six points, Seifert recorded five, and Kyaira Priest tallied four. Entering half time, the Seahawks were down by 13 points. 

  • Mangold started the second half ready to play by contributing ten points for the Seahawks. Defensively, Stephanie Howell snagged five rebounds to keep the ball on the Seahawks' offensive end. St. Mary's College presented a great defensive game in the third quarter with Mary Baldwin only scoring 14 points compared to St. Mary's College scoring 13 points. 

  • Defensively, the Seahawks played a great game in the final quarter only allowing Mary Baldwin to score eight points. Seifert found her stride leading the team with nine points, while Howell wasn't far behind with six points. With only 15 seconds left in regulation time, Howell sunk a three-point shot bringing the score to 65-63 in Mary Baldwin's favor. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time left for the Seahawks to get a shot off and the Fighting Squirrels walked away with a win.

Inside the Box Score

  • Once again, Seifert recorded a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Mangold recorded a season-high with 15 points. Kyaira Priest contributed offensively in the form of assists, leading the team with two.

  • Nicole Mallon recorded a double-double for Mary Baldwin with 17 points and 10 rebounds. 

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 11 at University of Mary Washington | 1:00 P.M. | William M. Anderson Center

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