Coleman's Career-High 27 Points Leads Mustangs in Win Over League-Leading Widener

Coleman's Career-High 27 Points Leads Mustangs in Win Over League-Leading Widener

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson University women's basketball team collected a MAC Commonwealth win on Saturday afternoon against league-leading Widener at Owings Mills Gymnasium. The Mustangs pulled away in the third quarter from the Pride after scoring the first nine points in the second half. Junior Olivia Coleman posted career-highs of 27 points and 20 rebounds. 

  • Widener (12-2, 4-1 MAC Commonwealth) started off the game with a Mackenzie McCracken layup at the 9:41 mark followed by an Erin Phelan layup at the 9:18 mark.
  • At the 8:58 mark, Coleman posted a layup for Stevenson (6-8, 2-4 MAC Commonwealth).
  • Devan Rimmer put in two layups up for the Pride at the 9:18 and 8:05 marks, to make the score 8-2.
  • At the 6:01 mark, Hannah Crist hit a three for the Mustangs to shrink the lead to three, 12-9.
  • Erin Phelan and Charlotte Stern each posted a layup at the :55 and :32 marks, respectively for the Pride.
  • With six seconds left, Karleigh Leo hit a three to bring the Mustangs within seven, 26-19

  • Two minutes into the second quarter, Kellie Johnson brought the Mustangs within five, 26-21.
  • A Coleman jump shot shrunk Widener's lead by four at the 4:05 mark, 32-28.
  • A Jordan D'Ambrosio free throw capped an 8-1 run and gave the Pride an 11-point lead at the 1:58 mark, 40-29.
  • With 1:35 left until the break, Coleman made two free throws for the Mustangs then came back with 44 seconds left to sink another free throw to make the score 42-33 at intermission.

  • The Mustangs scored the first nine points of the second half capped by a Crist basket at the 7:57 mark to tie the game 42-42.
  • Kyra Schenk came back to score at 7:33 to put Widener back in front.
  • Johnson hit a three 27 seconds later to give the Mustangs their first lead of the game, 45-44.
  • The Mustangs continued to lead the game scoring the next four points. Hall made a free throw at the 6:28 mark while Coleman scoredg a layup four seconds later.
  • A three point play by Johnson gave Stevenson a six-point lead at the 3:35 mark, 53-47.
  • With 21 seconds left in the quarter, two Rimmer free throws pulled the Pride within four, 59-55, entering the final frame.

  • Rimmer hit a three to start the final quarter to bring Widener within one of Stevenson, 59-58.
  • At the 8:15 mark, a Hall layup put Stevenson up by three, 61-58.
  • Back-to-back baskets by Brynne Deluzio made it 65-60 with just under five minutes left.
  • Widener cut the lead to three, 67-64, with 3:09 left.
  • Stevenson scored the next four points and a jumper by Johnson with 2:11 left made it a 71-64 game.
  • Two free throws by Hall with 19 seconds left made it 76-66 and sealed the win.

  • Stevenson shot 35.1% from the floor while Widener shot 38.5% overall.
  • The Mustangs shot 21-28 at the free throw line, while the Pride went 13-21 at the stripe.
  • The Mustangs outrebounded the Pride 55-40, including eight on the offensive glass, as Stevenson held a 23-6 lead in second chance points.
  • Coleman tallied 27 points, going 9-16 from the floor and 9-11 at the free-throw line, while grabbing 20 rebounds, and blocking two shots.
  • Coleman's 20 rebounds were the most in a game by a Mustang since former All-American Sara Tarbert grabbed 25 against Cabrini on March 1, 2017.
  • Johnson recorded 14 points for Stevenson and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds.
  • Hall collected 11 points and handed out six assists. 
  • Crist had 10 points and Deluzio had seven, respectively.
  • Stevenson committed just 12 turnovers, its second-lowest total of the season.

  • Stevenson will host MAC Commonwealth opponent Lebanon Valley on Saturday, January 18 at 1 p.m. at Owings Mills Gymnasium.