For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
- Score: St. Mary's 44, Salisbury 55
- Records: St. Mary's (6-7, 2-5 CAC), Salisbury (7-7, 2-5 CAC)
- Location: Salisbury, Md. – Maggs Physical Activities Center
- The Short Story: Despite a game-high 18 points from senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James), the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team saw their four-game win streak come to an end Wednesday evening. St. Mary's suffered a 55-44 Capital Athletic Conference setback at the hands of Salisbury University.
How It Happened
- St. Mary's only lead of the game came in the first quarter as a layup by junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) at 9:27 put them up 2-0 and then three-pointers by Kline (7:44) and Robey (5:42) kept the Seahawks ahead by one before Salisbury closed out the quarter with a 12-7 run to grab a four-point lead.
- The Sea Gulls built a nine-point lead with a 9-4 run to start the second and then headed into the locker room with a 31-23 halftime advantage.
- Courtney Brigham and Kaylyn French paced all scorers at the break with 10 points apiece as the duo combined for 18 in the first quarter alone while Kline and senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) each notched seven to lead St. Mary's.
- Kline's nine points in the third period helped the Seahawks cut the deficit to four at 3:25 before SU responded with a 5-2 push to stake a seven-point lead after three quarters of play.
- Salisbury outscored the visitors, 14-10, in the fourth to snap its two-game skid and move into a three-way for sixth with St. Mary's and Southern Virginia University in the conference standings.
Inside the Box Score
- The hosts dominated the paint, posting St. Mary's up for 30 points, while the Seahawks struggled at the free throw line and only went 10-for-24.
- Kline tallied a game-high 18 points on 6-for-14 shooting, including three triples, while adding four rebounds. With her three three-pointers tonight, she moves closer to becoming the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals made. Kline currently seats second with 165, just two shy of overtaking Felicia Harris' mark of 166 totaled between 1998 and 2001.
- Robey contributed 10 points, three boards, and two assists while Nowlin chipped in nine points, five caroms, a game- and season-best five assists, and a game-best three steals.
- Junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds while blocking a career- and game-best six shots.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 13 at Penn State Harrisburg (5-9, 0-7 CAC) – Middletown, Pa. – CAC game – 1:00 p.m.
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