Women’s Basketball Downs PSU Harrisburg for First Conference Victory

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

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team (5-13, 1-6 CAC) downed the Penn State Harrisburg Lions (7-11, 1-6 CAC) 66-50 Wednesday (Jan. 23) night for their first Capital Athletic Conference victory of the season.

St. Mary's - 66, Penn State Harrisburg - 50

How It Happened

  • Both defenses showed up early and held the opposing offenses to limited offensive chances to start the game. Trailing 6-4 with 3:38 left in the quarter, Katie Robey drained a shot from beyond the three-point arch to give the Seahawks a 7-6 lead with 2:50 left. St. Mary's held their lead and took a slim 12-11 advantage into the second quarter.

  • PSU Harrisburg began the second stanza with a made free throw, but the Seahawks answered with eight consecutive points for a 20-12 lead, the largest of the game up to that point. A made jumper from Gina Seifert, and made three-pointers from Robey and Kelli Jenkins accounted for the eight unanswered points.

  • The Seahawks held their eight-point lead with 1:23 remaining before half, but stretched their lead to 12 points with a made layup from Kobe Chaney and another made three-pointer from Robey. St. Mary's headed into halftime with a 31-18 lead over PSU Harrisburg.

  • St. Mary's tried to bury the Lions to start the second half, rallying for nine unanswered points for a 22 point lead. Seifert, Hallie Persell, and Cassidy Kupchinskas recorded scores during the run.

  • PSU Harrisburg trimmed the lead t0 12 with 5:13 remaining in the regulation. However, the Seahawks crushed any hopes of a Lion comeback by continuing to attack the rim for a comfortable 66-50 victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Seifert had her best offensive night of the season recording 19 points. Seifert also collected a team-high nine rebounds.

  • Robey added 14 points, four rebounds, and dished out three assists.

  • The Seahawk defense forced contested shots throughout the contest, holding the Lions to a 19.2 shooting percentage from the field.

  • Shanique Mattis and Kendis Butler notched 12 points each for PSU Harrisburg.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 26 vs. Salisbury (12-6, 4-3 CAC) – Maggs Physical Activities Center Gymnasium – Capital Athletic Conference game – 2:00 p.m.

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