Men’s Basketball Falls Against #12 St. Mary’s (Md.)
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball dropped a hard-fought 74-64 decision to visiting 12th-ranked St. Mary’s (Md.) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Saints fall to 7-17 overall and 2-9 in league play.
Reed Scott led the Saints with a game-high 18 points while Colin Burkhart added 13 off the bench. Scott also tied a game-high with seven rebounds.
Jesse Konadu scored nine points to go with six boards while Tim Brisco dished out a game-high four assists for the Blue and White.
A back-and-forth first half saw three ties and six lead changes as both team shot well from the floor. The Saints jumped out to an early 9-2 lead before St. Mary’s (21-2, 9-1 CAC) responded with an 8-0 to lead 10-9 at the 12:28 mark. Trading leads four more times in the half, the Seahawks pushed their lead to as many as 12 with 2:42 remaining in the half before the Saints began to mount a comeback. Marymount held SMC scoreless the rest of the frame while cutting its deficit to just two points courtesy of a last-second three-pointer from Danny Ferry that took MU into the break down just 38-36.
A 5-0 run to open the second half gave St. Mary’s a 43-36 lead before the Saints responded with eight unanswered points to retake the lead at 44-43 on a Burkhart trifecta. The Seahawks battled back with a 9-0 run of their own to lead 52-44 but had trouble putting the Saints upset attempt at bay.
With the scoring margin still within single digits, the Saints pulled back to within five points with six minutes remaining on a Konadu put-back. St. Mary’s finally got some breathing room with just under four minutes to play as it regained its first double-figure lead since late in the first half before holding off the Saints down the stretch.
Nick LaGuerre led St. Mary’s with 16 points.
Marymount returns to the hardwood as it closes out the regular season on the road at Frostburg State on Wednesday. The Saints defeated the Bobcats 71-53 the last time the two teams met this season.