Late Rally Comes Up Short as St. Mary's Women's Basketball Falls at Harrisburg

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

For Immediate Release · Saturday, January 13, 2018 ·

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 55, Penn State Harrisburg 64
  • Records: St. Mary's (6-8, 2-6 CAC), Penn State Harrisburg (6-9, 1-7 CAC)
  • Location: Middletown, Pa. – Capital Union Building Gymnasium
  • The Short Story: A sluggish start doomed the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball team at Penn State Harrisburg Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks dropped their second game in a row, falling 64-55 to Harrisburg in Capital Athletic Conference action. Junior captain Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) paced St. Mary's in the loss with 14 points.

How It Happened

  • Harrisburg never trailed in the contest as the Lions jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the 5:30-minute mark and then headed into the second quarter with an 18-7 advantage.
  • The Lions continued to add their lead, building a 16-point margin with 4:53 left in the half, and headed into the locker room with a 28-15 lead.
  • Shanique Mattis and Tessa Dolce led all scorers at the break with seven points each while Dolce hauled in eight rebounds to help the hosts post a 23-16 rebounding margin. For the Seahawks, senior guard Christine Morin (Kensington, Md./St. John's [D.C.]) led the way with six points off the bench.
  • Harrisburg maintained its double-digit lead throughout the third period, holding its biggest lead of 19 at the 4:01-minute mark on a Mattis three-pointer.
  • St. Mary's put together an impressive 26-11 run over an 11-minute span to close the gap to 53-49 with three minutes to go in the game as all of Robey's 14 points came in the run.
  • Mattis notched seven of the Lions' final 11 points as the Lions held on for their first CAC win of the season and snapped a three-game skid.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks posted their best free throw percentage of the season at 76.2% (16-21), their best effort at the line since going 18-for-25 (72.0%) at Gallaudet University on December 17, 2017.
  • St. Mary's took advantage of Harrisburg's mistakes, tallying 28 points off of 24 turnovers, including 12 points in the fourth quarter alone.
  • In addition to 14 points, Robey collected six rebounds, a career-best five field goals, and three steals while senior captain Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) added nine points, three boards, and two steals.
  • Morin finished with season-bests of eight points and two assists plus four caroms while junior forward Kobe Chaney (Edgewater, Md./South River) chipped in seven rebounds, a career-best six steals, and four points.
  • Kline inched closer to breaking the school's all-time record for three-point field goals made as she drained one tonight to equal the current record of 166 set by Felicia Harris '01.
  • Mattis finished the day with a game-best 23 points while Dolce recorded a double-double on a game-high 14 rebounds and 13 points as the Lions picked up a 42-34 rebounding margin.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 17 vs. York (Pa.) (10-5, 6-2 CAC) – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena – CAC game – 8:00 p.m. 

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