RALEIGH, N.C. – Junior forward Miles Gillette recorded the first double-double of the season for the Seahawks to lift St. Mary’s College (2-3) to a 89-78 victory over the William Peace Pacers (0-5) on Saturday (Nov. 23) afternoon.
St. Mary’s College – 89, William Peace – 78
How It Happened
- The Seahawks grabbed an early 5-2 lead to start the game, but the Pacers eventually took the lead and held on to the advantage for the remaining 15 minutes of the half. Although the Seahawks trailed for most of the first half, St. Mary’s College managed to keep pace with William Peace and kept the Pacers largest lead to just seven with 1:47 remaining. The Pacers used the three-ball to take control in the first half, knocking down 13.
- The final half of action was dominated by the Seahawks as St. Mary’s College outscored William Peace 46-26. The Seahawks shot 53.8% from the field and 57.1% from three-point range to take control in the second half. Additionally, St. Mary’s College tallied 22 points from their bench and scored 12 points off of turnovers. The Seahawks captured their largest lead of the afternoon at the 2:51 mark when they extended their advantage to 16 points, thanks to an 11-point run. Gary Grant, Gillette, and Justin Milstead recorded scores during the run. With their 16 point lead with just over two minutes remaining, the Seahawks cruised to their second victory of the season.
Inside the Box Score
- As mentioned, Gillette led the Seahawks with a double-double, collecting 17 points and a season-best 11 rebounds. Milstead tallied 14 points, while Jack Foley and Grant recorded 13 each, respectively. Milstead and Foley also contributed on the defensive end as Milstead led the squad with four steals. Foley led the Seahawks with three blocks.
- Camden Ferguson led the Pacers with 18 points, while John Burwell brought down a team-best 11 rebounds.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Nov. 26 at Marymount | 8:00 p.m.
Facebook: StMarysAthletics | Instagram: @smcseahawks, @smcm_mbb
Twitter: @smcseahawks, @SMCM_MBB | Hashtags: #SweepTheSheds, #GoHawks
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II