Harmon, Zickefoose Lead Mustangs in 72-48 Home Loss to Elizabethtown

Harmon, Zickefoose Lead Mustangs in 72-48 Home Loss to Elizabethtown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's basketball sophomore Kyarra Harmon (Waldorf, Md./North Point) and freshman Kendall Zickefoose (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) combined for 20 points and 14 rebounds, but the Mustangs dropped a Commonwealth Conference contest versus Elizabethtown Wednesday at Owings Mills Gymnasium, 72-48.

The loss was the fourth consecutive for the Mustangs (5-8, 2-7 MAC) and their second-straight at home.

Zickefoose totaled nine points and seven points, both career-highs, while Harmon had 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

Despite committing a season-low 13 turnovers, Stevenson was outrebounded 50-31 and on the short end of an 18-5 margin in second chance points. The Blue Jays also held a 38-20 advantage in points in the paint.

The Mustangs led 11-8 with 15:24 remaining in the first half before a 12-0 run gave Elizabethtown (7-7, 5-4 MAC) a 20-11 lead with 10:22 to play. Taylor Alwine scored the Blue Jays' final eight points during the run and they would never trail again.

Stevenson scored just eight points over the final 15-plus minutes of the first half and trailed by 19 at the half, 38-19. Harmon and Zickefoose combined for seven of the team's 19 first-half points and 11 of its 16 rebounds.

After starting the game 5-for-9 from the floor, the Mustangs finished 3-for-21, shooting just 26.7 percent. Meanwhile, Elizabethtown shot 50.0 percent, going 17-for-34.

Stevenson trailed by as many as 27 points in the second half and were led by Harmon's eight points and four rebounds and Zickefoose's five points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Kayla Kelly (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) scored six of her eight points.

Taylor Kreider totaled 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks while Alwine and Kendra Beittel finished with 14 points each. Katy Fogel had seven assists.

The Mustangs look to get back on track on Saturday when they travel to Arcadia for a 1:00 p.m., tip-off against the Knights. Harmon totaled 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Mustangs posted a 73-55 victory over Arcadia at Owings Mills Gymnasium on December 1.