St. Mary's (MD) 48, Grove City 40
"It was definitely a good game for us," Lady Wolverine head coach Melissa Lamie said. "We did everything but finish well."
The victory placed Saint Mary's in tomorrow's championship of the inaugural AmeriHost Inn East-West Classic held at Grove City. The Seahawks will play Alvernia, a 62-52 victor over Washington and Jefferson.
Saint Mary's held a 25-17 lead at the intermission and ripped off three quick scores in the early moments of the second half. However, Grove City battled back and trimmed the lead to 39-37 on a pair of Lindsay Yeats (McLean, VA/Langley) free throws. Saint Mary's, the defending Capital Athletic Conference champions, forced several turnovers in the final minutes of the contest to ice the game.
"We made some poor decisions down the stretch," Lamie said. "We had situations where we needed points and had turnovers."
Senior guard Karin Hendrickson (New Wilmington, PA/Wilmington) led the Lady Wolverines with 15 points and nine rebounds. Yeats added 11, while Krista Summers (Staunton, VA/Grace Christian) added eight markers. The Seahawks were led by Tenille McCatty's 15 points. Kim Brown added 13 for Saint Mary's (1-0).
The Lady Wolverines play PAC foe Washington and Jefferson at 1:00 pm in the consolation game. The Presidents and Grove City finished 1-2 in the PAC in 1997-98.
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