Huge First Quarter and Campbell's 18 Pushes Mustangs Past Marian

Huge First Quarter and Campbell's 18 Pushes Mustangs Past Marian

Daytona Beach, Fla. - The Stevenson University women's basketball team used a 28-point first quarter and got 18-points from sophomore Denia Campbell to take down Marian University (Wis.) by a final of 74-47 in their first game of the Daytona Beach Shootout at the Ocean Center. 

  • The game began real tight as it was tied at 4-4 through the opening 1:52.
  • Stevenson (4-7) then took control as a layup by Laila Abdul-Rahman started an 11-0 that capped off by a basket from Hannah Crist to make it 15-4 with 4:52 to go.
  • Marian (0-11) stopped the streak when Sierra Strope-Robinson knocked down a pair of free throws at the 5:29 mark cutting the score to 15-6.
  • Freshman Kellie Johnson helped the Mustangs to keep the momentum going as her two foul shots kicked off a 14-2 gallop finished off by five consecutive points from Alexa Sanmartin to take a commanding 28-9 lead after one.

  • The Sabres tried to get back into the game using an 8-2 run over 3:22 thanks to six points from Molly Magnus to trim the deficit to 30-17.
  • Stevenson reasserted their substantial advantage with a pair of threes by Sanmartin to cap off an 11-2 run to grab a 41-19 edge.
  • Marian outscored the Mustangs 4-3 over the final two minutes with a layup from Morgan Johnson wrapping up the scoring at 44-23 heading to the break.

  • It took 1:43 before the first basket of the third was scored when Abdul-Rahman hit a layup to push the lead to 46-23.
  • In a 24-second span, a solo 5-0 run by Campbell extended the Stevenson margin to 27 (51-24) with 6:58 remaining.
  • Another bucket from Campbell closed out a 12-4 march by the Mustangs that saw four different players score (Curry, Johnson and Montana Chance Herndon) to make it 63-28 at the 5:59 mark.
  • Marian finished the frame on an 8-2 sprint getting seven points from Carley Wilson to cut it to 65-36 after three.

  • Strope-Robinson scored the first four points of the period in opening 57-seconds making the score 65-40.
  • Campbell converted the old-fashioned three-point play after taking a feed from Crist and hitting the layup and foul shot for Stevenson's first points of the fourth with 7:22 left.
  • A layup from Crist coming off her own miss handed the Mustangs a 30-point advantage 70-40 at the 3:01 mark.
  • From there the Sabres outscored Stevenson down the stretch 7-4 as a foul shot by Tirria Smith closed out the scoring for the 74-47 final.

  • The Mustangs finished 28-67 from the floor for 41.8% with the Sabres going 18-58 for 31.0%.
  • Stevenson shot 5-14 from beyond the arch while Marian only converted on 3-13.
  • The Mustangs made the Sabres pay for their mistakes scoring 28 points off of turnovers.
  • Stevenson did a nice job of holding onto the ball committing 12 turnovers to Marian's 24.
  • Sanmartin also netted a career-high 15 points.
  • Curry added 13 to go along with seven rebounds.
  • Crist was the final Mustang in double-digits with 11 and five assists.
  • Magnus, Strope-Robinson, and Wilson each chipped in eight for the Sabres, with Rachel Serchen grabbing a game-high nine boards.

  • The Mustangs are back in action tomorrow December, 21 when they play their second game of the Daytona Beach Shootout against No. 21 DePauw at 5pm.