Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Stumbles at Maryland Eastern Shore

Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Stumbles at Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, Md. (December 3, 2014) -- The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team dropped a 58-43 road contest at Maryland Eastern Shore at the Hytche Athletic Center on Wednesday night. Seniors Jenn Carney and Jacqueline Brewer led the Mountaineers' offense with 11 points apiece. 

Mount St. Mary's (1-5) trailed by three with just over three minutes to go in the opening half before UMES (2-4) closed the half on a 9-0 run to steal the momentum the rest of the way. 

Taryana Kelly secured a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Hawks, while Moengaroa Subritzky led all scorers with 15 points. 

Brewer got the Mount's offense off the ground with hot shooting to begin the game. After the Mount beat the Hawks' full-court pressure, Brewer knocked down a three from the right wing for a 5-4 lead. Brewer drained another three later in the half and led the Mount with eight first-half points. 

Later in the first half with UMES clinging to a 22-15 advantage, Jody Chickey drove to the basket and finished an acrobatic layup as she was fouled. The junior point guard then converted her free throw to trim the visitors' deficit to 22-18. 

Two possessions later, Sarafina Arthur-Williams knocked down a free throw to pull the Mount within three at 22-19 with 3:08 left in the half, but that was as close as the Mount would get the rest of the game. The Lady Hawks tallied the final nine points of the half to take a 31-19 lead going into the locker room. 

The Mountaineers chipped away early in the second half powered by a trio of three-pointers from Carney, as the Mount was down just nine at 41-32 with 10:48 left.

UMES was able to extend the lead back to double digits, and later used another 9-0 run to put the game out of reach at 56-38 with 4:20 remaining.  

After recording a career-high 13 rebounds last time out, Arthur-Williams again led the Mount with eight boards. The Lady Hawks held a 44-32 rebounding edge and scored 30 of their 58 points in the paint on the night.

The Mount finished 15-for-55 (27.3 percent) from the field, while UMES shot 23-for-51 (45.1 percent) on the other end. 

The Mount will look to get back in the win column with another road test at Loyola on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

GAME NOTE: The Mount falls to 12-1 in the all-time series versus Maryland Eastern Shore.