Kyaira Priest '21 | Photo Credit: Dan Hunter, D3Photography.com

Women’s Basketball Falls to Salisbury University

SALISBURY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s basketball team (3-13, 0-3 CAC) fell this afternoon (Jan. 18) to Capital Athletic Conference competitor, Salisbury University (8-9, 1-2 CAC). This is the Seahawks third conference game this season and they will take on the Sea Gulls again on Feb. 1.

St. Mary’s College – 55, Salisbury – 82

How it Happened

  • Gina Seifert was the first to get points on the board for both teams. In the first quarter, Salisbury went on a ten-point scoring run allowing them to take a 14-point lead over the Seahawks. Kyaira Priest led in scoring for the Seahawks in the quarter with four points. Seifert and Cameron Mangold tallied two rebounds apiece for St. Mary’s College. 
  • The second period proved to be an improvement offensively, with the Seahawks outscoring the Sea Gulls by two points. St. Mary’s College was able to score eight points from the paint and four off of fast breaks. Priest led the team again in points with seven total. Seifert made an impact defensively with six rebounds. 
  • At the half, the Seahawks trailed by 12 points. During the third period, Seifert was able to escape some defensive pressure and led the team in points with five total alongside Kelli Jenkins who also put up five. Stephanie Howell and Priest contributed offensively with one assist each. The Seahawks tallied ten off of second-chance baskets and eight points from inside the paint. Unfortunately, the Sea Gulls were able to capitalize off of fouls and turnovers to take on a 27-point lead entering the final period. 
  • The Seahawks were able to score six points off of turnovers and six points from inside the paint in the fourth quarter. Mangold and Ashleigh Bonanno contributed one steal each to help keep the Sea Gulls at bay. Both teams recorded 13 points in the period. Seifert and Priest tallied one assist each as well. Unfortunately, Salisbury created a cushion and it was too much for St. Mary’s College to overcome. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Priest led the team this afternoon in points and assists with 19 points and three assists. Seifert showed her efforts more on defense with ten total rebounds. Seifert and Bonanno led the team in steals with 2 each. Bonanno also led the team in blocks with one.
  • For Salisbury, Kaylee Otlowski recorded a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 25 vs. Southern Virginia | 2:00 PM | Michael P. O’Brien ARC Arena

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