Curry Posts Double-Double In Pivotal Conference Win Over Lebanon Valley

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson women's basketball team got the fifth double-double of the season from senior Jonyae Curry as she finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Mustangs post a crucial 60-53 MAC Commonwealth win over the visiting Lebanon Valley College on Wednesday night at Owings Mills Gym.

  • Stevenson (11-11, 6-7 MAC Commonwealth) started the scoring at the 2:08 mark when senior Hannah Crist took a feed from sophomore Brandi Hall laying it up and in for a 2-0 lead.  After, a Jen Eck turnover sophomore Denia Campbell converted a layup to grab a 4-0 edge.
  • Lebanon Valley (12-10, 8-5 MAC Commonwealth) was on the with 6:07 on the clock as team scoring leader Anne Lehr knocked down a jumper cutting the margin to 4-2.
  • The Mustangs netted the next four points with Campbell hitting another layup and a bucket out of the hand of sophomore Alexa Sanmartin pushed the advantage to 8-2 with 2:10 to play.
  • A pair of Lehr foul shots coming off on an Eck jumper trimmed the gap to 8-6. 
  • Veronica Venezia buried a two-pointer aided by a Caroline Scarff assist to knot the score 8-8 under a minute.
  • On the final possession of the frame, Hall found freshman Kellie Johnson for a buzzer-beating layup making it 10-8 at the end of one.   

  • The Dutchmen maintained the two-point deficit at 13-11 until 1:54 elapsed in the second as a pair at the charity stripe for senior Jonyae Curry and a triple from Campbell opened up a seven-point cushion 18-11 with 7:38 to go.
  • Johnson hit on two foul shots to extend the Mustangs lead to ten 22-12 at the 6:54 mark.
  • Stevenson then claimed their largest lead of the period just before the halfway point off a Hall jump shot.
  • Lebanon Valley outscored the home team 2-1 the rest of the quarter as a last-second heave from Sanmartin came up just short allowing the hosts to take a 25-14 advantage to the locker room.
  • Stevenson shot 29.6% in the half to the Dutchmen 18.2%.

  • The visitors came out of the break flying as they embarked on a 10-2 push over a 3:07 span getting six from Lehr and four by Emily Mealey to bring the margin to 27-24.  Only home basket during the run came on a layup by Curry.
  • A bucket for Hall nudged the lead to 29-24, but Lehr hit on back-to-back trips down the floor pulling to within 29-28 with 4:21 left.
  • After a Venezia miss, Johnson pulled down the rebound and found Campbell who stuck the layup and converted the and-one opportunity to open a four-point gap 32-28 at the 6:50 mark.
  • With the home side in front 37-34 under ten seconds remaining a layup from Curry gave the Mustangs a 39-34 lead through 30-minutes.   

  • It took 1:34 before points were scored in period number four when Eck knocked down a foul shot and Lehr hit a jumper, which was sandwiched around a Hall layup in a 42-second stretch keeping Stevenson ahead 41-37.
  • Then, at the 6:29 mark a bucket from Coleman the same sequence followed this time using up 29-seconds as on the next possession Mealey answered with a layup of her own before Coleman put away another layup herself extending the margin to 45-39 with six minutes to go.
  • A 5-0 run capped off by a Mealey foul shot midway into the quarter brought the deficit to 47-44. 
  • From there the Mustangs kept the Dutchmen an arm's length away never letting the lead shrink below five over the final 3:51 as a free throw by Hall with 22-seconds to play wrapped up the scoring at 60-53. 

  • The win snapped the Mustangs two-game skid.
  • Stevenson was better from the floor on the night shooting 33.3% from the floor to the visitors 29.6%.
  • Neither team was strong from beyond the arc with the Dutchmen holding a slim 2-1 advantage.
  • The Mustangs hit the glass harder outrebounding the guests 43-39.
  • Points in the paint also favored the hosts 30-14.
  • Campbell finished with 12 points and three assists.
  • Coleman was also in double-digits adding ten points and eight rebounds.
  • Lehr posted a double-double as she totaled a game-high 20 points and 13 boards.

 

 

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, February 9 when they travel to Chester, Pennslyvania to square off with the Widener University Pride in a MAC Commonwealth contest at 1pm.