For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – The 2017-18 season of the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 71-55 loss to Penn State Harrisburg on Senior Day. St. Mary's and Penn State Harrisburg each won on the road to split the Capital Athletic Conference series.
- Score: St. Mary's 55, Penn State Harrisburg 71
- Records: St. Mary's (3-22, 2-16 CAC), Penn State Harrisburg (8-17, 4-14 CAC)
- Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena
How It Happened
- Penn State Harrisburg rolled out to a 36-16 halftime advantage as the Lions shot 48.3% from the field, including draining five triples, and outrebounded St. Mary's, 26-15, in the first 20 minutes. The Harrisburg bench fueled the 20-point lead with 20 points and Anthony Bennett, Jr. paced the Lions with nine, which led all scorers at the break.
- The Seahawks' shooting improved from 20.7% (6-29) in the first half to 36.1% (13-36) and gained 13 points off of eight Harrisburg turnovers over the final 20 minutes but the Lions kept their pace and St. Mary's would get no closer than 41-28 with 13 minutes remaining in the game. Harrisburg led by as many as 22 on three different occasions as the Lions earned their second straight win.
Inside the Box Score
- Senior guard Ochae Bynum (Waldorf, Md./North Point) paced the Seahawks with 13 points while fellow classmate Chris Craft, Jr. (Waldorf, Md./Westlake) added 11 points, a season-best eight rebounds for the second time, and three steals.
- Sophomore guard Matt Ayoub (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) also scored in double digits for St. Mary's, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists.
- Three players scored in double figures as well for the Lions with Bennett leading the way with 16 off the bench while Chris Bing (15-12) and Gbolahan Alliyu (11-13) both came away with double-double on points and rebounds.
- Before tip-off, St. Mary's recognized its five seniors for their dedication to the program – Bynum, Craft, student assistant Marsalis Hurley (Cheltenham, Md./Frederick Douglass), guard Donovan Robinson (Cheverly, Md./North Point), and wing LaVonte Sanders (Upper Marlboro, Md./Wise).
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Season Complete
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