St. Mary's City, MD - The Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team closed out their 2017-2018 season on the road against the St. Mary's Seahawks on Saturday February 17th. After a tight first half, the Lions took control of the second half on way to a 72-54 win.
Penn State Harrisburg 72 vs. St. Mary's 54
St. Mary's Starters: Nowlin, Kline, Vagnoni, Morin, Rosenzweig-Stein
Penn State Harrisburg: 7-18 overall, 2-16 CAC
St. Mary's: 8-16 overall, 4-14 CAC
Inside The Stats:
Field Goals: Penn State Harrisburg (23-55) vs St. Mary's (19-65)
Assists: Harrisburg (5) vs. St. Mary's (7)
Turnovers: Harrisburg (20) vs. St. Mary's (13)
Rebounds: Harrisburg (50) vs. St. Mary's (32)
How it Happened:
Penn State Harrisburg has improved their overall play tremendously the past few weeks. After tight losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Lions closed out their season with the Seahawks.
After a tight first half, the Lions exploded in the second to win with ease. Tessa Dolce, Janel Brown and Shanique Mattis had huge nights with each claiming a double-double in their final game of the season.
Shanique Mattis (PSH) – 17 points, 13 rebounds
Janel Brown (PSH) – 16 points, 10 rebounds
Tessa Dolce (PSH) – 15 points, 10 rebounds
The Lions finish their 2017-2018 campaign in tenth place, but showed in the final weeks that they can compete with anyone in the CAC. Harrisburg faithful are confident they can turn some of their many tight games into wins next season and find themselves extending their season with post season play.