Seahawk Women's Basketball Topped by York (Pa.)

Janey Mathisen '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Janey Mathisen '20 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 41, York (Pa.) 56
  • Records: St. Mary's (6-9, 2-7 CAC), York (Pa.) (11-5, 7-2 CAC)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena
  • The Short Story: The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team dropped their third in a row Wednesday night. St. Mary's succumbed to a 56-41 setback at the hands of York College of Pennsylvania in Capital Athletic Conference action. Senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) led all scorers in the game with 14 points.

How It Happened

  • York jumped out a 4-0 lead and then rolled to a 15-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter as the Seahawks were held to just 1-of-14 shooting in the first 10 minutes.
  • Neither side scored in the first three minutes of the second period before St. Mary's notched seven of the next 10 points to close the gap to 18-12 at 3:22. The Spartans tallied the final three points for a 21-12 halftime lead.
  • Sam Mocniak paced all scorers at the 15-minute intermission with 10 points. Neither team shot above 20% in the first half as the Seahawks went 4-for-24 (16.7%) from the field and York shot 6-for-32 (18.8%) with three triples.
  • YCP built a 13-point lead at the start of the third stanza behind seven points from Beth Wiseley. However, St. Mary's used a 14-9 push to close the gap to 41-33 through three quarters of play as Nowlin scored the team's final seven points.
  • The Seahawks would get no closer as York outscored the home team, 15-8, in the final period as the Spartans went 8-for-10 from the line.

Inside the Box Score

  • Nowlin finished 5-for-6 at the charity stripe in route to her game-best 14 points while adding six rebounds and two steals.
  • Senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) pulled down a career-high 11 boards and chipped in eight points while sophomore guard Janey Mathisen (Marshfield, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) collected career-bests of 10 points, four field goals (4-for-8), and three caroms off the bench.
  • Wiseley and Molly Day paced York with 11 points each while Mocniak finished with her 10 first-half points.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 20 at Marymount (Va.) University (14-2, 9-0 CAC) – Arlington, Va. – CAC game – 1:00 p.m. 

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