Seahawk Women's Basketball Concludes Season on Senior Day

2018 St. Mary's Women's Basketball Seniors
2018 St. Mary's Women's Basketball Seniors

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) tallied 15 points to lead the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team against Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. However, Harrisburg came away with the 72-54 Capital Athletic Conference win for the season sweep of the Seahawks in the season finale for both teams.

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 54, Penn State Harrisburg 72
  • Records: St. Mary's (8-16, 4-14 CAC), Penn State Harrisburg (7-18, 2-16 CAC)
  • Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena

How It Happened

  • The first quarter featured six tied scores before Janel Brown's three-pointer with 14 seconds to go put Penn State Harrisburg up 20-17 after the first 10 minutes of action.
  • St. Mary's opened up the second period on a 9-0 run to reclaim the lead, 26-20, at 6:14 on a triple by senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James). The Lions headed into halftime with a one-point edge as Harrisburg closed out the stanza on an 11-4 run.
  • Fourteen first-half bench points, including eight from junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River), helped St. Mary's keep pace with the Lions. Tessa Dolce led all players at the break with 10 points and six rebounds.
  • Harrisburg outscored the Seahawks, 41-24, over the final two quarters as the Lions shot 46.4% from the field, including six three-pointers, and handled the boards by a 29-14 margin.
  • The Lions headed into the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead. St. Mary's rallied to within six at 6:23 on a three-pointer by senior guard Christine Morin (Kensington, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]) but Harrisburg ended the game on 17-5 run.

Inside the Box Score

  • Joining Nowlin in double-digit scoring was Kline, who scored 10 and added five rebounds and a season-best three assists for the fourth time this season. Junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) led the Seahawks' effort on the glass with eight boards.
  • Four of the Lions' starters reached the double-digit plateau, including three who recorded double-doubles. Shanique Mattis led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds, both of which were game-bests. Brown notched 16 points and 10 boards while Dolce finished with 15 points and 10 caroms.

Game Notes

  • Before tip-off, St. Mary's recognized its five seniors for their dedication to the program – Kline, Morin, Nowlin, guard Gillian Rosenzweig-Stein (Hyattsville, Md./Edmund Burke), and guard Bella Vagnoni (Chevy Chase, Md./Stone Ridge).
  • Kline leaves the program as the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals made with 178 while ranking fourth on the all-time scoring list with 1,229 points in 99 games. She's only the fourth person to score over 1,200 points.
  • Nowlin finished her career ranked in the Top 10 with 238 assists and 205 steals while contributing 712 points and 323 rebounds in 95 games.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Season Complete 

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