St. Mary's Defeats Hood for Fourth Consecutive Win
St. Mary's City, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team won its fourth consecutive contest with an 84-63 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) victory over Hood College Wednesday evening.
The win was also the 13th consecutive home victory for the Seahawks. St. Mary's (17-4, 10-2 CAC) has not lost at home in over a calendar year since a 72-70 loss to Marymount (Va.) University back on January 30, 2008.
St. Mary's shot a blistering 54.0 percent in the contest by connecting on 34 of their 63 attempts from the field, while limiting the Blazers to just 35.7 percent from the field on 20-of-56.
Four players scored in double figures for the Seahawks, led by junior guard Camontae Griffin (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar) who poured in a game-high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Sophomore guard Alex Franz (Catonsville, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) scored 14 points to go with a game-high six assists, while sophomore forward Mike Fitzpatrick (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) also scored 14 points in addition to his six rebounds. Freshman guard James Davenport (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) contributed 11 points off the bench for the Seahawks.
St. Mary's also held a 46-30 advantage on the glass as sophomore forward/center Mike Bowden (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) grabbed a game-high tying nine rebounds for the Seahawks.
Hood (6-15, 3-9 CAC) was led by senior guard Tim Abercrombie (Walkersville, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) with 14 points. Freshman guard Garrett Williams (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished with 12 points and junior forward J'Air Brady (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) added 11 points in the loss for the Blazers.
The Seahawks will return to action this Saturday with a home CAC contest against York College of Pennsylvania. The contest is scheduled to begin at 4:00 following the women's game which begins at 2:00. The contest has been identified as part of the WBCA Pink ZoneTM initiative to help raise awareness and donations to fight breast cancer. All proceeds received through ticket sales and donations will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Informational pamphlets and brochures will also be given out at the arena entrance.