Crist's Career-High 21 Pushes Mustangs Past Albright in Regular Season Finale

Crist's Career-High 21 Pushes Mustangs Past Albright in Regular Season Finale

READING, Pa. - Junior Hannah Crist finished with a career-high 21 points as the Stevenson University women's basketball team closed out the regular season with a 67-47 win over Albright in MAC Commonwealth play Saturday afternoon at the Bollman Center.

  • Stevenson (13-12, 8-8 MAC Commonwealth) opened up a 12-4 lead at the 5:46 mark of the first after a three by Crist.
  • Another Crist three, this one at the 2:50 mark, extended the Mustang lead over Albright (12-13, 7-9 MAC Commonwealth) to 17-6.
  • A basket by Brandi Hall with 49 seconds to go in the first quarter put the Mustangs on top 19-9 through 10 minutes of play.

  • Stevenson allowed just one Lion field goal in the first nine-plus minutes of the frame and used a 10-3 run to extend its lead to 17, 29-12, at the 2:00 mark on a three by Alexa Sanmartin.
  • Sanmartin's three capped a run of seven straight points by the sophomore.
  • Albright snapped its field goal drought with a three by Lauren Killion 34 seconds before halftime.
  • The Mustangs took a 33-17 lead into the locker room.

  • The Mustangs opened the second half on an 11-2 run and a Crist three with 5:52 to go in the third allowed Stevenson to open a 44-19 advantage.
  • Another Crist three, this one at the 3:40 mark, gave the guests their largest lead to that point, 49-23.
  • Olivia Coleman converted a layup as time expired in the period to make it a 53-28 contest with 10 minutes remaining.

  • A three by Kellie Johnson for the first points of the fourth gave Stevenson its largest lead of the game, 56-28.
  • Albright chipped away and outscored the Mustangs 17-6 to pull within 17, 62-45, with 2:31 remaining.
  • Johnson had the final five Stevenson points, converting two free throws and closing out the game's scoring with a three-pointer.

  • Stevenson's win snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Lions.  The last Mustang win against Albright came in the 2014-15 season.
  • The Mustangs shot 32.9%, but limited the Lions to 31.1% shooting on the afternoon.  Stevenson converted 9-of-26 three-point attempts while Albright went 4-22 behind the arc.
  • The hosts also took seven more free throws, going 12-15 while Albright went 5-8 at the line.
  • Stevenson forced 25 Albright turnovers and had just 12 of its own, with the Mustangs recording 14 steals.
  • Albright outrebounded its guests 40-35.
  • Crist finished 8-18 from the floor and 4-9 behind the arc and also had six rebounds and three steals.
  • Sanmartin finished one point shy of her career high with 14 points.
  • Senior Jonyae Curry registered 12 points and six steals, while Johnson tallied 11 points.
  • Coleman grabbed 11 rebounds.

  • Saturday's win makes the Mustangs eligible for the ECAC Division III Women's Basketball Championship.  Stevenson will learn if it has earned an ECAC berth on Monday, February 25 after NCAA selections have been announced.