For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
- Score: St. Mary's 51, Frostburg State 68
- Records: St. Mary's (6-12, 2-10 CAC), Frostburg State (9-10, 5-7 CAC)
- Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena
- The Short Story: Senior captain Kerri Kline (Hagerstown, Md./Saint James) moved into fifth-place all-time on the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's basketball scoring list with a team-best 13 points Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's could not avoid the series sweep as the Frostburg State University Bobcats claimed a 68-51 Capital Athletic Conference win.
- Kline now has 1,176 career points, pushing her past Belle Mattingly '85 for fifth all-time. Mattingly tallied 1,167 points in 65 games between 1982 and 1985. Kline only needs seven points to pass Felicia Harris '01, who ended her career with 1,182 points, and take fourth place.
How It Happened
- St. Mary's took care of the ball and posted a season-low eight turnovers – the first time all season the Seahawks did not reach double-digit turnovers. On the flipside, the hosts drove Frostburg towards 21 miscues, including 12 in the second half, and gained 20 points from the stingy defense.
- However, the Seahawks struggled to develop an offensive rhythm through the first three quarters as Frostburg forced the hosts into 10-for-47 (21.3%) shooting from the field.
- FSU briefly trailed St. Mary's at the 6:09 mark of the first quarter following a jumper by first-year forward Hallie Persell (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) but the Bobcats would head into halftime with a 20-10 advantage after outscoring the Seahawks, 12-8, over the final seven minutes of the half.
- Frostburg established a 26-point lead in the third quarter as Victoria Diggs knocked down a three-pointer at 2:25 and the Bobcats posted a 23-11 run during the 10-minute period.
- The Seahawks finally got the offense in gear, winning the fourth stanza by a 20-15 margin as Kline notched eight of her 13 points and the team shot nearly 39% (7-for-18) from the floor.
Inside the Box Score
- Kline added a team-best eight rebounds to her team-best 13 points while fellow team captains Olivia Nowlin (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) and Katie Robey (Kensington, Md./Georgetown Visitation) each tallied 11 points. Nowlin also chipped in a season-best six steals while Robey pulled down five boards.
- A game-best 18 points from Kayla Wilson paced the Bobcats while Marina Jones contributed 10 off the bench. Sydney Stotler bolstered FSU's dominant 51-29 rebounding margin with nine caroms.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 31 vs. University of Mary Washington (9-10, 8-4 CAC) – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena – CAC game – 6:00 p.m.
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