Women’s Basketball Falls Short at St. Mary’s College

Women’s Basketball Falls Short at St. Mary’s College

By Tatiana Monsen

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.—The Southern Virginia University women's basketball team fell 77-65 Saturday afternoon to Capital Athletic Conference opponent St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The Seahawks (5-10, 3-5 CAC) started the game with a 9-0 run and kept the lead for the remainder of the game. The Knights (3-12, 0-8 CAC) outscored St. Mary's in the second quarter to cut the lead to five points just before halftime. St. Mary's was able to hold off the Knights in the second half to secure their win.

Southern Virginia had a well-balanced attack, with all players scoring at least one basket. Merideth Ouellette led the Knights with 11 points and Kimberly Eads contributed 10 points off the bench, shooting 5-9 from the field. Jamilla Gambee and Shelby Winsor each recorded four steals, a season high for Winsor.

The Knights shot 33.3% from the field and 72% from the line compared to St. Mary's 44.4% and 55%. Both teams grabbed 42 rebounds in the game. 

Southern Virginia will host Frostburg State on Wednesday, January 18. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST in the Knight Sports Arena.