Mustangs Pull Away From Drew for Win in ECAC Opener

Mustangs Pull Away From Drew for Win in ECAC Opener

MADISON, N.J. - Sophomore Olivia Coleman posted a double-double with a career-best 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Stevenson University women's basketball team advanced in the ECAC Division III Women's Basketball Championship with an 80-67 win at Drew Wednesday evening.

  • After three early lead changes, Stevenson (14-12) scored seven straight points to take a 10-4 lead at the 6:01 mark on a Brandi Hall basket.
  • The Mustangs extended the lead to eight, 14-6, on a layup by Kellie Johnson at the 4:46 mark.
  • A three by Savana Herndon with 54 seconds in the period gave the guests their largest lead in the opening frame, 18-9.
  • Drew (13-12) hit a late three to pull within six, 18-12, at the first intermission.

  • The Rangers cut the lead to four, 18-14, at the 8:40 mark on a steal and layup by Julia Ramos.
  • A conventional three-point play by Coleman with 4:50 left before halftime capped a 10-3 run and put Stevenson up 11, 28-17.
  • Drew countered with a 10-0 run and a three by Brooke Timinski made it a 28-27 game with 1:49 on the clock.
  • After a Hannah Crist basket, another Timinski trifecta tied the game with 1:06 left.
  • Another three-point play by Coleman put the Mustangs back on top, and Stevenson took a 33-32 lead to the locker room.

  • Drew took its first lead since the first quarter 46 seconds into the third.
  • Stevenson scored the next five points and a layup by Jonyae Curry with 8:31 showing put the Mustangs up 38-34.
  • The Rangers reclaimed the lead on a Ramos basket with 4:56 on the clock that made it 42-41.
  • A three by Alexa Sanmartin sparked an 8-0 Mustang run as Stevenson led by seven, 49-42, with 2:36 remaining in the period.
  • Johnson's three with 40 seconds left put the Mustangs up 11, and the visitors led 56-49 heading to the fourth.

  • The Mustangs scored the first four points of the quarter to put their lead back to 11, 60-49, with 8:20 left.
  • Leading 62-55, Stevenson reeled off eight straight points and a Coleman basket with 4:34 on the clock made it a 70-55 game.
  • A Hall layup with 3:42 left gave Stevenson its largest lead of the game, 74-57, and the guests maintained at least a 13-point cushion the rest of the way.

  • Stevenson shot 19-31 (61.3%) over the final 20 minutes and a season-best 51.6% for the game.  The Mustangs knocked down eight of their 17 three-point attempts and were 8-10 at the free throw line.
  • Drew was 10-20 behind the arc and shot 42.9% overall.
  • The Mustangs had a 37-26 rebounding advantage and held a 15-6 lead in second-chance points.
  • Coleman set a new career high in scoring for the second time in three games, eclipsing the 23 points she had against Hood on February 12.
  • Coleman finished 9-18 from the floor and 7-8 at the free throw line while adding 13 rebounds, including six offensive boards.  The double-double was her fourth of the season.
  • Crist matched her career high with 21 points, reaching that total for the second straight game.  She was 5-7 from three and 8-11 overall and also dished out six assists.
  • Crist is averaging 17.5 ppg over the last four games.
  • Curry added 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
  • Hall notched eight points and seven assists.
  • Stevenson, which is making its fourth straight ECAC appearance, won its opening round game for the fourth consecutive time.

  • Stevenson advances to the ECAC quarterfinal round, where it will face top overall seed and tournament host Cabrini on Friday at 11 am.