For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
- Score: St. Mary's 58, Frostburg State 80
- Records: St. Mary's (6-17, 4-12 CAC), Frostburg State (11-12, 9-7 CAC)
- Location: St. Mary's City, Md. · Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena
- The Short Story: Senior center Nina Haller (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) became the 10th member of the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball 1,000-point club Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. The achievement came in a losing effort as the Seahawks dropped an 80-58 decision to Frostburg State University in Capital Athletic Conference action.
- Haller notched her 1,000th point as a Seahawk with her first field goal of the afternoon in the second quarter at 7:26. She is just the 10th St. Mary's women's basketball player to score a 1,000 points and the first since Stephanie Saint Aubin (2006-08, 2009-10). Between her time at Washington College (2013-14) and her three years here, Haller has amassed 1,063 career points.
- Before the game got started, Haller and fellow classmate Claire Kostelnik (Los Angeles, Calif./Flintridge Sacred Heart) were honored for their dedication to the Seahawk women's basketball program.
How It Happened
- Frostburg State opened up with a 7-0 run before junior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) put the Seahawks on the scoreboard with a three-pointer at 5:48. The Bobcats staked a 16-10 lead after one period of play.
- FSU tallied 27 points in the second as the Bobcats used a 17-10 run to stretch their advantage to 33-20 with 4:28 left in the half. Frostburg claimed a 43-25 halftime lead as they closed out the half on a 10-5 push.
- First-year guard Janey Mathisen (Scituate, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) came off the bench to lead St. Mary's at the break with seven points on 3-of-4 shooting.
- The Seahawks won the third period, 22-18, as they shot 46.7-percent from the floor and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line, trimming the lead to 12 with 33 seconds remaining.
- Frostburg gained a 20-point margin at the 2:07-minute mark of the fourth behind a 17-11 run.
Inside the Box Score
- Haller wrapped up her eighth double-double of the season with game-bests of 19 points and 12 rebounds as she shot 7-of-7 at the line and added three blocks.
- Junior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) put together a nice stat line for the Seahawks with 11 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a season-best two blocks.
- Mathisen came up with a season-best 11 points and two rebounds.
- St. Mary's will look to snap its five-game skid on Wednesday, February 15 when the Seahawks welcome Salisbury University (13-10, 9-7 CAC) to the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. In their first meeting of the season, Salisbury registered a 72-36 victory on the Eastern Shore on November 30.
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