Dec 17, 2016
For Immediate Release · Saturday, December 17, 2016 · firstname.lastname@example.org
- Score: St. Mary's 45, Washington College 54
- Records: St. Mary's (3-6), Washington College (4-5)
- Location: Chestertown, Md. · Cain Athletic Center
- The Short Story: Slow offensive play in the fourth quarter dooms the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks fall behind in the fourth and drop a 54-45 non-conference decision at Washington College despite a double-double from senior center Nina Haller (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase).
How It Happened
- St. Mary's owned a 38-32 advantage after three quarters of play as the Seahawks outscored Washington College in the first and third periods. Haller notched 10 of her 13 points in those two stanzas, including eight points and three rebounds in the third.
- The Shorewomen capitalized on St. Mary's poor shooting (12.5%) and 15 free throw attempts in erasing a nine-point deficit over 8:38 of the game and winning their fourth game of the season by nine.
- Washington College missed only three free throws in the fourth, including making five straight in the final 1:20. In addition, the Shorewomen hit a pair of key three-pointers – the only triples of the game for the hosts – at 4:13 for their first lead of the game and again at 2:53 to stretch their advantage to four.
- The Seahawks jumped out to a 9-2 lead and never trailed until the last 3:27 of the contest. St. Mary's ended the first quarter with an 11-6 advantage and carried a 22-18 lead into halftime as the Shorewomen edged the Seahawks, 12-11, in the second period.
- Sophomore forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) paced St. Mary's at halftime with six points and five boards.
Inside the Box Score
- As a team, the Seahawks shot 22.4-percent from the floor but controlled the glass, 52-48, outscoring Washington College, 22-18, in the paint.
- Haller finished the game with her second double-double of the season on 13 points and 10 caroms while junior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) added 12 points, two rebounds, and two steals.
- Chaney ended the afternoon with 10 boards to go along with her eight points, two assists, two blocks, and two steals while fellow classmate Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) grabbed a career-best 10 caroms and chipped in five points, three helpers, and two steals.
- St. Mary's will head south to Puerto Rico for its next two games, taking on Illinois College (Dec. 20 at 12:00 p.m.) and Grove City College (Dec. 21 at 9:00 a.m.) at the Puerto Rico Clasico.
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