Mustangs Nearly Lead Wire-To-Wire in Marymount Win

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Jonyae Curry led four Stevenson players in double figures with 18 points as the Mustangs downed Marymount (Va.) 76-63 in non-conference women's basketball Wednesday night at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

  • Stevenson (3-5) carved out a 9-3 lead three minutes into the game following a basket by Olivia Coleman.
  • A steal and layup by Curry just shy of midway extended the Mustang lead to 11, 16-5.
  • Marymount (6-3) scored six straight points to pull within five, 16-11 at the 3:36 mark.
  • The Saints pulled within four, 21-17, with 43 seconds left, but a Coleman layup with 24 seconds to go made it 23-17 after one.

  • The Mustang lead fluctuated between four and eight until a 7-0 spurt capped by a Curry basket at the 3:08 mark pushed Stevenson's advantage to 12, 38-26.
  • Marymount used a 6-0 run to cut the margin to six, 40-34, with 1:17 remaining on a pair of free throws by Logan Rohr.
  • A three by Denia Campbell 13 seconds before intermission made it a 43-34 game at the break. 

  • Back-to-back layups by Brandi Hall and Curry moved Stevenson's lead to 47-34 at the 8:14 mark.
  • A 6-0 Saint run cut their deficit to seven, 47-40, with 5:26 on the clock following a Katie McShea layup.
  • Marymount closed the quarter on a 7-3 spurt and a McShea free throw with 44 seconds left made it a 54-49 game after three quarters.

  • Seven straight points by Stevenson to start the frame made it 61-49 with 8:28 left on a steal and layup by Campbell.  Campbell also had a three to open the run.
  • Marymount whittled the lead to five, 61-56, with 4:28 left on a McShea basket.  
  • Clinging to a 63-58 lead, six straight points by Stevenson capped by a pair of free throws by Hannah Crist put the score at 69-58 with 1:48 remaining.
  • McShea scored on Marymount's next possession, but the Saints got no closer and Stevenson pushed the lead as high as 16 on a Kellie Johnson free throw with 22 seconds to go.

  • Stevenson shot 54.3% in the first half and 46.7% for the game, while Marymount shot 39.7% overall.
  • The Mustangs took 11 more trips to the free throw line, going 14-20 while the Saints went 5-9. 
  • The hosts were 6-19 behind the arc and Marymount 4-13, while holding a 40-33 rebound advantage.
  • Curry notched her third double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Crist totaled 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
  • Campbell tallied 13 points, while Coleman had 11 points, seven boards and three blocks.
  • The freshman Johnson had a career-best nine points and four rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench, knocking down a pair of three-pointers.
  • McShea led Marymount with 29 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Stevenson led for all but 29 seconds of tonight's contest.
  • Marymount entered the game on a four-game win streak and is third in other receiving votes in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25, while Stevenson snapped a three-game slide.
  • The Saints were 25-4 last season and reached the second round of the NCAA tournament.

  • Stevenson returns to MAC Commonwealth play Saturday when it hosts Albright in a 1 pm contest at Owings Mills Gymnasium.