Mustangs Unable to Hold off Lycoming in the Fourth

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -  The Stevenson women's basketball team led through three quarters 43-42, but were outscored by nine in the final frame to drop their second MAC Commonwealth contest by a final of 63-55 on Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gym.

  • Stevenson (2-5, 0-2 MAC Commonwealth) struck first right off of the opening tap as just five seconds in junior Hannah Crist knocked down a triple.
  • Lycoming (5-2, 2-0 MAC Commonwealth) hung tough cutting margin to one on five different occasions but never could eclipse the Mustangs mark.
  • Junior Yasmeen Nelson and sophomore Laila Abdul-Rahman each picked a layup in the final two minutes of the frame to hold a 15-10 lead after ten minutes.

  • The Warriors started the second frame on a 4-0 push off of buckets from Erica Lutz and Kayla Kline trimming the deficit to 15-14 at the 9:06 mark.
  • Neither side could break away from the other over the following five minutes as a layup by sophomore Olivia Coleman was answered by Akilah McFadden to knot the contest at 20-20 with four minutes remaining.  
  • After a foul on Abdul-Rahman with 2:49 left Becca Painter knocked down a pair from the free throw line to put the guests ahead for the first time at 22-20.
  • A three by Crist sent the home side back in front 23-22 at the 7:47 mark.
  • The bucket of the half came out of the hands of Coleman who brought the game to the break with Stevenson up 25-22.  

  • Kline opened up the third frame with a solo 4-0 run thanks to a layup and a pair of free throws to level the score at 26-26 with 1:11 gone.
  • Sophomore Denia Campbell edged the home team back in front 28-26 with two minutes elapsed off the clock.  
  • Things continued to go back and forth as with 5:19 remaining a Crist mid-range jumper deadlocked the game 31-31.
  • With the teams still tied Abdul-Rahman scored three straight as at the 4:23 mark with two foul shots after a Lycoming foul on Jenn Grove.  Then four possessions later she split a pair thanks to a foul from Lutz giving the Mustangs the largest lead of the quarter 36-33 with 3:24 to go.
  • Two home fouls charged to senior Jonyae Curry led to three of four successful free throws for Kline to lock things 36-36.
  • With one minute remaining and Stevenson trailing 42-38 Crist converted the old-school three-point play after tracking down her own missed shot laying it up and in while getting smacked by Alex Jones pulling the margin to 42-41.
  • The Mustangs would end the period in front after a McFadden layup was blocked by Coleman, Nelson scored on the other end making it 43-42.

  • Campbell stretched the lead to two 36-seconds in after making one of two on the stripe.
  • A jumper and a foul shot by Kline sent the Warriors ahead 45-44 with 8:20 left.
  • Lutz and Painter combined to put together an 11-2 push by the visitors in a three-minute span to open up a 56-46 advantage with 4:36 remaining.
  • Two free throws each from Curry and Coleman cut the score to 58-50.
  • The teams shared the final ten points with each side picking up five but it was not enough as the Warriors held on to win 63-55.  

  • Both teams finished the game shooting under 40-percent as the Mustangs were 20-58 (34.5%) while Lycoming was 22-56 (39.3%).
  • The Warriors won the battle at the charity stripe going 17-20 (85.0%) with Stevenson shooting 13-22 (59.1%)
  • Crist finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals.
  • Curry added 10 points and 7 boards.
  • Coleman was the game's leading rebounder pulling down 9 to with 8 points.
  • Lutz paced the Warriors with 20, while McFadden chipped in 10.

  • Stevenson hosts Marymount (Va.) in a 6 pm non-conference game on Wednesday, December 5 at Owings Mills Gymnasium.