Nowlin Scores 16 as St. Mary's Women's Basketball Downed at Marymount (Va.)

Nowlin Scores 16 as St. Mary's Women's Basketball Downed at Marymount (Va.)

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

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 41, Marymount (Va.) 74
  • Records: St. Mary's (6-10, 2-8 CAC), Marymount (Va.) (15-2, 10-0 CAC)
  • Location: Arlington, Va. – Verizon Sports Arena
  • The Short Story: Senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) tallied a season-best 16 points in the fourth straight loss for the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's started the second half of the Capital Athletic Conference season with a 74-41 loss to Marymount (Va.) University, who has received votes in this week's national polls.

How It Happened

  • Buckets from Nowlin and sophomore guard Janey Mathisen (Marshfield, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) gave the Seahawks an early 5-0 lead at 9:11. Marymount would go on to close out the first quarter on a 13-3 run behind seven points off of eight St. Mary's turnovers.
  • A pair of free throws by senior guard Christine Morin (Kensington, Md./St. John's [D.C.]) capped off a 6-3 Seahawk push to pull the team within 16-14 with 3:07 left in the first half. Nicole Viscuso notched eight of Marymount's final 14 points to put the Saints ahead, 30-16, at halftime.
  • Viscuso led all players with 13 points and six rebounds at the break while Morin paced St. Mary's with six points and four boards. Marymount posted a 26-17 first-half rebounding margin while picking up 11 points off of 12 Seahawk miscues.
  • The Seahawks had their best shooting effort in the third period, connecting on 5-of-11 (45.5%) shots, but could not close the gap as MU went up 49-29 after three quarters of play.
  • Marymount pulled away in the fourth as the MU defense held St. Mary's to just 1-of-7 from the field while the Saints made 10-of-20 attempts to outscore the Seahawks, 25-12.

Inside the Box Score

  • Along with her 16 points, Nowlin finished with season-bests of five field goals and three triples while adding three rebounds and three steals.
  • Senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) came away with nine points and four boards while junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) chipped in six caroms, three blocks, and two steals.
  • Regan Lohr scored 22 points to lead the Saints while Viscuso notched a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. MU outplayed the Seahawks in the paint, 40-12, and finished with a 48-28 rebounding advantage.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 24 at No. 10/12 Christopher Newport University (15-2, 9-1 CAC) – Newport News, Va. – CAC game – 5:30 p.m. 

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