St. Mary's Women's Basketball Finishes Third at Gettysburg Tournament

Taylor Petrisko
Taylor Petrisko

Box Score

Gettysburg, Pa. – Forwards Taylor Petrisko (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Shana Lewis (Bowie, Md./Bowie) each tallied 12 points in leading St. Mary's College of Maryland to a convincing 76-46 victory over Randolph College in Monday's consolation game of the 21st Annual Days Inn Tournament hosted by Gettysburg College.

Petrisko had a well-rounded game for the Seahawks with career-highs of six assists and three steals while Lewis added team-best five rebounds, two assists and one steal.  Sophomore guard Pui Sham (Springfield, Va./W. Springfield) represented her squad on the All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.0 points and shooting .429 from downtown in two games.

St. Mary's (7-4) dominated from the opening tip-off as the Seahawks rushed out to an 8-0 lead before Randolph connected on its first field goal of the game at 17:14.  With first-year forward Bridget Wilkins' (Washington, D.C./Washington Waldorf) lay-up at 13:34, the Seahawks owned a double-digit margin for the remainder of the game.

The Seahawks boasted a 41-18 halftime advantage as the bench paced the team with 24 points.  First-year Marche Pearson (Laurel, Md./Laurel) and Petrisko led all players at intermission with eight and seven first-half points, respectively.

St. Mary's did not ease up in the second half as the Seahawks boasted a margin of 20+ points, leading by as many as 38 points with 6:03 left in the game following two free throws by Lewis.

The Seahawks notched 42 points off 35 Randolph miscues while outscoring the WildCats (0-9) 38 to 20 inside the paint.

Randolph's first-year guard Brandie Witt (Bedford, Va./Liberty) was one of two WildCats to penetrate St. Mary's defense finishing with game-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore guard Olivia Johnson (Monroe, N.C./Union Academy) added 11 points.

St. Mary's hopes to remain in the win column Wednesday night as the Seahawks resume Capital Athletic Conference action at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.  Tip-off is at 6:00 pm.