Arlington, Va. – A trio of guards notched double-digit points in leading the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team at Marymount (Va.) University in Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon. Marymount (7-0, 3-0 CAC) remained undefeated with its seventh straight win, pulling out a 66-62 win over the Seahawks (2-3, 1-1 CAC).
This afternoon's contest featured 12 tied scores as well as 12 lead changes. Marymount owned the lead for 21:16 of the game while the game was tied up for 11:05.
Back-to-back three-pointers by first-year guard D'Ondre Stockman (Upper Marlboro, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) erased a three-point Seahawk lead and put Marymount up by three at 3:17. Senior captain Nicholas LaGuerre (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) answered back with four straight points and St. Mary's went ahead 62-60 at 1:54.
Stockman and senior guard Jesse Konadu (Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon) combined to seal the win for the Saints as the duo went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 1:06 as well as grabbed two rebounds and notched one steal.
LaGuerre paced the Seahawks with 15 points and two steals while junior guard Tanner Brooks (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) added 14 and five assists. First-year guard Delaszo Smith (Baltimore, Md./Annapolis) contributed 11 points off the bench as Smith went 3-for-3 from the three-point arc.
St. Mary's posted a 33-28 rebounding as senior center MacGyver Biniak (Elkridge, Md./Howard) hauled in a game- and career-best 12 boards while chipping in eight points and two steals.
Neither side ever owned a lead of five points or more in the first half. The Seahawks staked the biggest margin of the half with a 12-8 lead at 11:28 following four straight points from LaGuerre. Marymount then outscored the Seahawks 20 to 13 for the remainder of the half and headed into the locker room with 28-25 advantage.
Smith and senior forward JC Hoellich (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern) paced their respective teams at halftime with eight points each.
Marymount tried to put some distance between themselves and the Seahawks at the start of the second half, building an eight-point (44-36) lead at 11:47 behind six points each from Hoellich and Konadu.
Stockman was Marymount's leading scorer with 17 points off the bench while Hoellich picked up 16 points and nine rebounds.
St. Mary's will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday, December 9th when the Seahawks travel to Pennsylvania to take on Bryn Athyn College in non-conference action at 7:00 p.m.