February 14, 2014

Women’s Basketball at St. Mary's (Md.) Preview

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (3-19) at St. Mary's College of Maryland (8-13, 5-9 CAC)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Start Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center Arena (St. Mary's City, Md.)
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Last Meeting

The last meeting between the two teams occurred on January 11 in Buena Vista, Va., with the Seahawks picking up a 60-45 victory over the Knights.  In that game, St. Mary's used 16 first-half Knight turnovers to jump out to a 33-22 halftime advantage. Southern Virginia cut the deficit to seven in the second half with close to eight minutes remaining, but a 13-5 closing run for the Seahawks would seal the victory. Shannon Romito and Melynda Boren led all Knight scorers, pitching in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sophie Pruden led St. Mary's with 15 points and nine rebounds.

 

About the Knights

Southern Virginia University is looking to snap a current six-game skid with a victory over the Seahawks. The Knights' most recent defeat was a close 75-71 decision against Frostburg State at The Barn last Wednesday.

Freshman guard Tatiana Monsen leads the Southern Virginia scoring attack at 10.1 ppg while contributing 2.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.  Sophomore center Crystal Cleveland leads all Knight rebounders at 9.4 boards per game while also averaging 8.6 ppg.

Sophomore Shannon Romito pitches in eight points per contest while bringing in nearly seven rebounds per game.

On the year, the Knights are averaging 53.5 ppg while shooting 36.4 percent from the floor.

 

About the Seahawks

St. Mary's is coming off a 64-43 loss to nationally ranked York College (No. 10). This Saturday's game will be Senior and Alumnae Appreciation Day as the Seahawks will play in their final home game of the season.

The team has a balanced scoring attack with three players averaging double digits. Senior forward Sophie Pruden leads all St. Mary's scorers at 14.9 while grabbing a team-high 9.6 rebounds per contest. Senior guard Shana Lewis junior is not far behind at 13.0 ppg while senior forward Marche Pearson pitches in 10.7 ppg.

As a team, the Seahawks average 60.3 ppg while shooting 35.7 percent from the field.