St. Mary's Downs GCC, Goes To 9-0

Box Score

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD, December 30, 1999--Livia Wright (Ambridge, PA/Economy) posted a team-high 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench, but Grove City couldn't keep host St. Mary's of Maryland from netting its ninth straight victory in a 61-51 non-conference loss.

The Lady Wolverines fell to 5-4 overall, while the Seahawks improved to 9-0.

Grove City played St. Mary's even for the first nine minutes, before the Seahawks went on a 20-10 run and led 29-22 at halftime. 

Kristy Kegg (Johnstown, PA/Ferndale), who finished with 11 points, nailed a three-pointer five minutes into the second half to cut the deficit to two, but St. Mary's rallied with a 12-3 run to take an 11-point lead, 49-38, with 11 minutes remaining.  Grove City clawed back to within five, 56-51, when Jackie Becker (Broadview Hts., OH/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) dropped in two of her eight points with 1:27 showing, but the Seahawks secured the win by scoring the game's final five points.

Wright was 6-for-10 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the free-throw line.  Kegg added five rebounds and five assists, while Lindsay Yeats (McLean, VA/Langley) chipped in with eight points and eight boards.

Felicia Harris scored a game-high 22 points for St. Mary's.

St. Mary's opened a 20-8 campaign last year with a 48-40 victory over the Lady Wolverines in Grove City's AmeriHost Inn Tip-Off Classic.

GCC opens the new millennium at Penn State Behrend next Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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