ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team (7-12, 2-2 CAC) hosted the Southern Virginia University Knights (1-18, 0-4 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference play on Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon. The Seahawks captured their second consecutive conference victory by defeating SVU 85-64.
St. Mary’s College – 85, Southern Virginia – 64
How It Happened
- The opening six minutes of action were competitive and had the Seahawks take an 13-10 lead at the 12:54 mark. Next, the Seahawks strung together a six-point run, their largest of the contest to extend their lead to 19-10. Jack Foley began the run with an electrifying dunk and ended the run with a layup.
- With under five minutes remaining in the half, the Knights responded with five unanswered points to bring themselves within two at the 3:33 mark. SVU eventually evened things up at 36-36 with 1:31 remaining, but the Seahawks finished the half strong by recording the final six points of the half and headed into the locker rooms with a 42-36 advantage. Grant, Foley, and Dee Barnes recorded scores during the run to end the half.
- St. Mary’s College took command in the second half and never gave up the lead the rest of the way. At the 15:06 mark of the second half, the Seahawks created a six-point scoring run to jump out to a 15-point advantage. Miles Gillette highlighted the run with four points and Barnes tallied two.
- Minutes later, Barnes drained a three-ball to extend the Seahawk lead to 23 points, their largest of the afternoon. Southern Virginia went on an eight-point run with 8:41 remaining, but the Seahawk lead was too much to overcome.
Inside the Box Score
- Sophomore transfer Barnes had his best game as a Seahawk and finished with a team-best 25 points. Barnes shot 6-10 from three-point range and dished out two assists. Grant finished the afternoon with a double-double, collecting 18 points and a team-high 14 rebounds. Additionally, Foley recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Gillette finished the afternoon with 17 points. Justin Milstead and Gillette hustled for three steals each to lead the team.
- As a team, the Seahawks scored 20 points off of turnovers, 32 points in the paint, 20 second chance points, and 14 points off of fast breaks.
- Jamier Cross led the Knights with 19 points in the contest.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Jan. 29 at Christopher Newport | 7:00 p.m. | Freeman Center | Capital Athletic Conference contest
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