OWINGS MILLS, Md.– Seventh-year Stevenson University women's basketball head coach Jackie Boswell earned her 100th career victory as the Mustangs defeated Alvernia University 72-32 in MAC Commonwealth action Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium.
Boswell is 100-76 in her seventh season at Stevenson and has guided the Mustangs to four straight postseason appearances, including the program's first NCAA berth in 2015.
The Mustangs (9-6, 4-3 MAC Commonwealth) allowed their fewest points since a 50-30 victory over Trinity (D.C.) on February 12, 2011, and it marked the program's largest margin of victory since a 71-17 win over Bard on December 2, 2006.
Senior Kristine Tennyson posted a double-double as she matched career highs in points (11) and rebounds (10) while also dishing out a career-best five assists. Freshman Olivia Coleman narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, while classmate Denia Campbell scored 11 points off the bench. Freshman Brandi Hall added nine points. A total of 19 players saw the floor for Stevenson, with 10 reaching the scoring column.
Alvernia (3-12, 0-7 MAC Commonwealth) was led by eight points by Torie Zerbe.
Stevenson led 10-8 with 3:18 left in the first quarter when it closed on a 9-0 run capped by a Campbell layup to take a 19-8 lead after one quarter. The Mustangs extended the run to 21-2 and a three by Campbell 3:47 before intermission increased Stevenson's lead to 21, 31-10. The hosts took a 36-16 lead into the locker room.
The Mustangs outscored Alvernia 14-8 over the first four-plus minutes of the third quarter to take a 45-18 lead on a jumper by Hall. Stevenson led 49-22 after three quarters and outscored the Golden Wolves 23-10 in the final frame.
Stevenson shot 40.3% for the game and held Alvernia to 20.7% shooting. The Mustangs held a 52-41 rebound advantage and forced 25 turnovers by the Golden Wolves, leading to a 24-9 lead in points off turnovers. Stevenson had 14 steals, reaching double figures in steals for the fourth straight game and eighth time in the past nine contests.
The Mustangs return to action Wednesday night when they travel to Hood for an 8:00 MAC Commonwealth contest.