For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
Chester, Pa. – First-year guard LaTavia Washington (Waldorf, Md./Westlake) notched a season-best 13 points to lead the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team on the road Sunday evening. The Seahawks (0-2) dropped a 67-56 decision to the Widener University Pride (1-0).
St. Mary's 56, Widener 67
How It Happened
- Widener came out of the gates hot as the Pride opened up a 14-0 advantage at 5:53 behind four points each from Erin Phelan, Devan Rimmer, and Emily Hardy. Washington finally put the Seahawks on the scoreboard with a steal and fast break layup at 5:16. Neither side scored for the next three minutes before WU headed into the second quarter with a 19-7 lead.
- The Pride widened the gap to 15 on a Phelan jumper at 6:59 of the second period. It became a 21-point lead at 1:13 on the strength of two Emma Gardy triples. First-year guard Kelli Jenkins (Potomac, Md./St. John's College) knocked down a three-pointer of her own to send St. Mary's into the locker room down 41-23.
- The Seahawks outscored Widener, 33-26, over the next two frames. Two free throws by senior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) closed the gap to 45-33 at 3:41 before the Pride took a 54-38 advantage into the final stanza.
- WU stretched its lead to 19 on an old-fashioned three-point play by Rimmer at the halfway mark of the fourth quarter. The Seahawks then used a 9-0 push to pull within 59-49 at 3:34 as sophomore guard Kyaira Priest (Lexington Park, Md./Chopticon) capped off the run with a three-pointer. A layup by first-year Jazmyne Scott (Glen Burnie, Md./North County) made it a nine-point game with 26 seconds left on the clock.
Inside the Box Score
- Washington came off the bench to pick up her team-leading 13 points in 19 minutes on 6-of-11 shooting with one triple to go along with four steals.
- Robey was the only other Seahawk to score in double digits as she finished with 10 as she went 4-of-5 at the charity stripe and collected a game-high five steals plus three rebounds and two assists.
- Three Pride players scored in double-figures with Rimmer's 18 points leading the way. Madison Ireland contributed 11 and game-bests of seven boards and five assists plus two steals while Phelan finished with 10 points. Rimmer also picked up five steals.
- St. Mary's shot 40.4-percent from the floor, including 5-of-13 from downtown (38.5%), and grabbed a season-best 17 steals.
- Widener dominated the boards, 44-28, while shooting 41.5-percent from the field and 82.6-percent from the free throw line.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Nov. 16 vs. Randolph (0-1) – Dan Greene Memorial Invitational – MPOBARC Arena – 6:00 p.m.
- Nov. 17 vs. Bridgewater (Va.) (1-0) – Dan Greene Memorial Invitational – MPOBARC Arena – 4:00 p.m.
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