Seahawks Cruise to Victory over Hood
St. Mary's City, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team had four players score in double figures in an impressive 84-31 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) victory over Hood College Wednesday evening.
The Seahawks (7-13, 5-7 CAC) opened the contest with an 11-0 run in the opening 3:14 and never looked back. Senior forward Kiely Murphy (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) sparked the opening run with five of the first seven points for the home team.
Hood (4-17, 2-10 CAC) ended the run with a pair of free throws from sophomore guard Allyson Lethbridge (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) at the 15:42 mark for their first points of the contest.
St. Mary's used a 14-2 advantage in the paint to post a 38-12 halftime lead.
The second half was much of the same as the Seahawks continued to pound the ball inside against a much smaller Hood squad. St. Mary's ended the contest with a 40-4 advantage in the paint, while also recording a 57-25 advantage on the glass in the contest.
Sophomore center Tiara Hurte (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) paced the Seahawks with a game-high 22 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field. Junior center Alex Wenger (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) posted a double-double on the evening with career-highs in both points (18) and rebounds (12). Senior forward Allie Scott (Laurel, Md./Atholton) also posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Murphy finished the contest with 11 points and tied her career-high with a game-high seven assists.
Lethbridge led all Hood scorers with 16 points in the contest, while junior guard Brianna Raithel (Hagerstown, Md./Tuscarora) contributed six points and a team-high eight boards.
The Seahawks will return to action this Saturday with a home conference contest against York College of Pennsylvania. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 and is part of the Pink ZoneTM initiative held in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The contest has been identified 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.