Lady 'Hawks Lose Second Straight

By Andrew Knowlton, County Times

The St. Mary's College women's basketball team is in a two game skid this week after coming up short against Catholic University in their conference opener.

Catholic took over the game with a 27-10 first half run that put them ahead by 17 points at the half. They continued to build on this, winning the game 66-60.

In the second half, the Cardinals looked to have the game wrapped up, but the Seahawks fought their way back and cut the lead to three points, thanks to a 15-0 run led by forward Allie Scott's nine points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in the stretch that lasted just over six minutes.

The teams traded baskets after the run, and then guard Kiely Murphy brought the Seahawks to within two after she connected on one of two free throws.

But down the stretch, the Cardinals made a clutch three-pointer and sunk eight of eight free throw attempts in the last minute to put the game in the bag.

Both teams are 3-2 after the game, and will meet again Jan. 25 in St. Mary's City. The Seahawks will play another conference game this Saturday at home against Marymount University.

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