VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Stevenson women's basketball sophomore Kyarra Harmon (Waldorf, Md./North Point) tied her career-high with 16 points, however, Virginia Wesleyan rallied from an early first half deficit with a 36-15 run to hand the Mustangs their first nonconference loss of the season 67-58 Sunday afternoon at The Batten Center.
Today's game was a homecoming for head coach Jackie Boswell who played four seasons at Virginia Wesleyan where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1995. In her career she had 296 points, 144 rebounds and 67 assists.
The Mustangs (5-7) led by as many as 11 in the first half before the Marlins went on a 13-2 run over 3:41 to tie the game at 31-31 with 4:16 to go until halftime.
Virginia Wesleyan (9-5) was able to capitalize on 30 Stevenson turnovers by turning them into 28 points and outrebounding the Mustangs on the offensive glass 21-8, leading to 18 second chance points. The Marlins went a season-high 25-of-36 from the foul line, the most makes and attempts since going 24-of-37 in a 95-46 victory at Randolph on Jan. 20, 2012.
Harmon went 7-for-9 from the field and added four rebounds while senior Sam Murray (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) also scored in double figures with 13 and grabbed a team-high five rebounds, as did sophomore Pee-Jay Gunn (Cheltenham, Md./Frederick Douglass).
Sarah Seipp scored 13 points for the Marlins while Katie Tassa and Andrea Paphites both had a game-high seven rebounds.
Stevenson hosts Elizabethtown on Wednesday to close out the first half of the Commonwealth Conference slate. Game time is at 6:00 p.m.