Turnovers Plague Mustangs in 63-38 Commonwealth Conference Loss at Widener
CHESTER, Pa. - The Stevenson women's basketball team committed a season-high 38 turnovers, including 21 in the second half, which led to 30 points for Widener who led by as many as 30 late in the second half en route to a 63-38 Commonwealth Conference victory Saturday at the Schwartz Athletic Center.
After starting the season with wins in three of their first four games, the Mustangs (3-3, 1-3 MAC) have dropped back-to-back conference games on the road against teams currently ranked third and fourth in the conference standings.
Both teams got off to a slow start before Stevenson took its largest lead of the game at 11-6 with 11:40 remaining in the opening half. However, the Pride responded with a 16-4 to take a 22-15 advantage with 2:50 to play.
Despite scoring 12 of its 24 first-half points off 17 Mustang turnovers, Widener held just a five-point lead at the half, 24-19.
The Pride (6-2, 3-1 MAC) would then seal its third win in as many games at home this season after holding Stevenson to just three points over the first 11:55 of the second half, outscoring the Mustangs 27-3 to take a 29-point advantage, 51-22.
Widener scored 18 points off 21 Mustang turnovers in the second half while holding a plus-seven edge in rebounds.
For the third-straight game, sophomore Kyarra Harmon (Waldorf, Md./North Point) led Stevenson in scoring and rebounding, totaling 14 points and eight rebounds, both game-highs, to go along with two assists, two blocks and two steals. Sophomore Kia Dawkins (Clinton, Md./Dr. Henry Wise) added a career-high six points.
Vanessa Hejnas led the Pride with 12 points while Jennifer Egee had 10. Kate Dellinger totaled eight points and eight rebounds.
The Mustangs return to action next Saturday, December 15 when they host a non-conference contest versus Roanoke at Owings Mills Gymnasium beginning at 2:00 p.m.