Robey Drops 25 as St. Mary's Women's Basketball Squeaks Past Salisbury

Katie Robey '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Katie Robey '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team picked up their seventh win of the season in the last nine seconds of the game Wednesday night. Junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) poured in a career-best 25 points to propel St. Mary's past Salisbury University, 61-58, in Capital Athletic Conference action. The win gave the Seahawks the season split with Salisbury as both teams won on their home courts this season.

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 61, Salisbury 58
  • Records: St. Mary's (7-14, 3-12 CAC), Salisbury (12-10, 7-8 CAC)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena

How It Happened

  • Tonight's action featured 14 lead changes and eight tied scores with St. Mary's holding the lead for 24:07 minutes of the game.
  • Salisbury headed into the fourth quarter with a 43-42 lead after Paige Bryce and Dalina Julien scored the final four points over the last three minutes of the third. The Sea Gulls dominated the paint in the third, 12-2, and shot 50-percent (7-14) to St. Mary's 23.1% (3-13).
  • The lead traded hands early in the fourth until a 12-6 run initiated by a pair of Robey free throws and capped by a Robey triple as she finished with seven points in the run gave the Seahawks a five-point cushion with 3:06 to go in the game.
  • A 7-0 Sea Gull push over a two-minute span which ended with a Mary McDonagh three-pointer had Salisbury in front 58-56 with 37 seconds on the clock. After St. Mary's missed its next basket and McDonagh failed to make her two free throws, senior guard Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) knocked down a turnaround jumper in the paint and then finished off the three-point play with nine seconds left.
  • Salisbury missed its next attempt and then fouled Robey as she grabbed a huge defensive rebound. Robey stepped to the line and connected on both her free throws for the three-point edge with four ticks still remaining. McDonagh's last second three-point attempt bounced off the back of the rim into the arms of Robey for the final play of the game.
  • St. Mary's jumped out to a 9-2 advantage in the first period as Robey scored the game's first seven points. The Sea Gulls responded with a 19-8 run to stake a 21-17 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. The Seahawks then shot 45.5% (5-11) to Salisbury's 25.0% (3-12) in outscoring the visitors, 16-8, in the second quarter to take a 33-29 lead into halftime as sophomore guard Janey Mathisen (Marshfield, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) notched the half's final five points.

Inside the Box Score

  • Robey picked up 14 of her career-best 25 points in the first half for her ninth double-digit scoring game of the season. She finished the game shooting 66.7-percent, draining a career-high eight field goals (8-of-12), and made a career-best seven free throws (7-of-8). Robey also added six rebounds, four assists, and four steals.
  • Mathisen contributed her second straight double-figure scoring performance with 11 off the bench while junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) grabbed a game-best 11 boards for the second game in a row and chipped in seven five points, four blocks, two steals.
  • Kaylyn French led Salisbury with 18 points while Bryce finished with 11 off the bench. The Sea Gulls posted a 39-32 rebounding margin as both French and Rachel Ryan pulled down nine caroms each.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 10 at Southern Virginia University (12-10, 5-10 CAC) – Buena Vista, Va. – CAC game – 1:00 p.m. 

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