Seahawk Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight as Four Score in Double Digits

Seahawk Men's Basketball Wins Second Straight as Four Score in Double Digits

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

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 88, Penn State Harrisburg 84
  • Records: St. Mary's (6-3, 2-2 CAC), Penn State Harrisburg (4-4, 1-3 CAC)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. · Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena
  • The Short Story: The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team holds on for an 88-84 Capital Athletic Conference win over Penn State Harrisburg Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Ochae Bynum (Waldorf, Md./North Point) lead a contingent of four Seahawks in double-digit scoring with 17 points.

How It Happened

  • After first-year guard Khalil White (Philadelphia, Pa./Cheltenham) gave Penn State Harrisburg a seven-point lead at the 6:17-minute mark, back-to-back three-pointers from first-year guard Matt Ayoub (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) and Bynum in a minute span knotted the game at 73-73.
  • The teams traded leads twice before Ayoub's three-pointer with under four minutes left in the game gave the Seahawks the lead for good.
  • Before fouling out with a game-high 26 points, senior guard Jazmon Harris (Baltimore, Md./Patterson) helped the Lions cut the lead down to one twice in the final 1:07 of the game with a pair of free throws at the 1:07-minute mark and a triple with 10 ticks on the clock.
  • Two free throws from sophomore guard Brendan Cavanagh (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's Co.) and a Lion turnover with four seconds to go pretty much sealed the win for St. Mary's.
  • The Seahawks claimed a 20-14 lead at 12:14 of the first half on a triple by junior guard Donovan Robinson (Waldorf, Md./North Point) for their largest lead of the game. Following three straight Harrisburg layups to knot the game for the second time, the action grew tighter as neither team held more than a three-point lead.
  • Consecutive baskets from first-year guard Tre Mouton (Waldorf, Md./North Point) handed St. Mary's its final lead of the first half, 33-31. The Lions countered with an 11-1 run to hold an eight-point advantage with less than two minutes left in the half.
  • Sophomore wing Phil Newsome (Mitchellville, Md./Potomac) punctuated a 9-1 Seahawk run to close-out the half with a dunk as time expired to send the teams into halftime tied at 43-all.
  • First-year forward Jamal Murphy (Waldorf, Md./Westlake) paced the Seahawks at halftime with eight points and three rebounds.

Inside the Box Score

  • As a team, St. Mary's shot a season-best 53.4-percent from the field as well as a season-high 50-percent from downtown. The Seahawks also grabbed 20 points off of 14 Harrisburg turnovers.
  • Bynum shot 6-of-8 from the field in tallying his team-best 17 points while Murphy contributed 16 points on 7-of-11 and three rebounds in his second straight start.
  • Ayoub finished with 14 points behind three three-pointers as well as three boards while Cavanagh chipped in 13 off the bench as he went 8-of-10 at the line.

Up Next

  • St. Mary's will be idle for nearly three weeks before traveling to Lexington, Virginia on November 29 to take on William Paterson University (3-6) at the Washington and Lee University Tournament. Tip-off is 6:00 p.m. The consolation and championship games will be played the next day at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., respectively, against either Washington and Lee (1-6) or Eastern University (5-2).

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