ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team (3-17, 0-6 CAC) fell this evening (Feb. 4) to Randolph-Macon College (10-9, 8-5 ODAC) in a non-conference matchup with a final score of 70-54. This was the Seahawks' last out of conference game and the fourth home game in a string of five.
St. Mary's College - 54, Randolph - Macon - 70
How it Happened
Kyaira Priest entered this matchup with some fire, tallying eight points, which was good for best on the team. The Seahawks were able to find scoring success totaling ten points from inside the paint and four off of fast breaks. During the first quarter, St. Mary's College was 100% for free-throws helping keep the point deficit manageable. The Seahawks entered the second quarter behind the Yellow Jackets by nine points.
In the second quarter, Ashleigh Bonanno led the Seahawks in points with five total alongside Kelli Jenkins who contributed three, while Chyna Landon and Stephanie Howell had two apiece. Howell and Bonanno snagged three rebounds each which helped the Seahawks defensively. St. Mary's College ended the first half trailing the Yellow Jackets by 13 points.
Gina Seifert entered the second half in an offensive stride, recording eight points which was good for best on the team in the third quarter. The Seahawks were able to score two points off of fast breaks and six points from inside the paint. Priest, Bonanno, and Caitlin Mays contributed one assist each during the third quarter.
In the final period of the game, the Seahawks outscored the Yellow Jackets by eight points. Both Howell and Jenkins recorded five points while Seifert drained four and Mays tallied two. Priest contributed offensively via assists, leading the team with three total. Despite the Seahawks' success on the offensive end, the gap in points was too large to overcome. Randolph-Macon walked away with a win.
Inside the Box Score
There was a two-person tie this evening with Seifert and Jenkins scoring 14 points total. Priest led the team in assists with five total. With nine rebounds, Howell led the team which greatly contributed to the Seahawks' defensive game.
For Randolph-Macon, Kelly Williams recorded a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Up next for the Seahawks
Feb. 8 vs. Mary Washington | 2:00 PM | Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena
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