St. Mary's Women's Basketball Falls to #23 University of Mary Washington, 69-53

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Mary Washington                69            (6-0, 2-0 CAC)
St. Mary’s                           53            (1-5, 0-2 CAC)

The St. Mary's College women's basketball team dropped a 69-53 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) decision to Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Eagles improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Seahawks fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in league action with the loss.

St. Mary's claimed a 28-24 lead at halftime thanks to ten first half points from sophomore guard Megan Uglik (Frederick, MD/Linganore). The Seahawks would extend their lead to ten points, their largest of the contest, at 40-30 with 12:14 remaining after a made jumper from freshman guard Shannon Ambrose (Herndon, VA/Bishop O'Connell).

That is when Mary Washington took control of the contest with a 22-0 spurt and claimed a 52-40 lead that they would not relinquish. The Eagles ended the contest by sinking 12 of their final 14 free throws to keep the Seahawks at bay and avoid any chance of a comeback attempt.

Sophomore guard Lisa Tracy and junior forward Debbie Bruen each posted a double-double in the contest for the Eagles. Tracy scored 19 points with ten rebounds and five steals while Bruen added 14 points and 11 boards with a team-high three assists. Freshman center Ashton Mitchell and freshman guard Katy Larson each added ten points for the Eagles.

Uglik led all scorers in the contest with 22 points for the Seahawks. Junior forward Lisa Daciek (Laurel, MD/Atholton) added seven points as did junior guard Taylor Yearwood (Washington D.C./Holy Cross Academy), who also added five steals. Freshman forward Allie Scott (Laurel, MD/Atholton) added six points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Mary Washington shot 36 percent (18-50) from the field in the contest, while the Seahawks could manage just 29.2 percent (19-65). St. Mary's used their aggressive defensive pressure to cause 29 turnovers by the Eagles, while committing just 17 themselves.

St. Mary's will return to action on Monday, December 5, when they travel to Rutgers-Camden for a non-conference contest. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

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