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Martinez, Casadevall Post Career-Highs in Mustangs' 64-48 Loss at Arcadia

GLENSIDE, Pa. - Stevenson women's basketball freshman Stephanie Martinez (Freehold Township, N.J./Freehold Township) scored a career-high 16 points while freshman Ruth Casadevall (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Wallenpaupack) added a career-high 10, but the Mustangs fell at Arcadia Saturday at Alumni Gymnasium, 64-48.

Stevenson (5-9, 2-8 MAC), who was whistled for 24 fouls in the contest which led to 31 free throw attempts for the Knights, lost its fifth-straight and sixth consecutive on the road.

The Mustangs took a 36-35 lead with 12:16 left in the second half following a three-pointer by freshman Brittney Page (Wilmot, N.H./Kearsarge), but that would be their last lead of the game as Arcadia answered with a 15-4 run to to take a 52-40 advantage with 5:14 remaining.

Sam Caligiuri, who scored a game-high 25 points for the Knights (9-8, 2-8 MAC), scored 10 of the team's 15 points during the run.

Arcadia scored over one-third of its points from the free throw line where the team was 24-for-31 compared to 11-for-13 for Stevenson. The Knights were 12-for-12 over the final 6:53, including 8-for-8 in the last 1:22 to preserve a 10-point lead.

Martinez was 5-for-10 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from three-point range in posting her second double-digit scoring performance of the season. Her only other game in which she scored at least 10 points was in the team's 66-58 overtime victory at Keystone in the season opener when she scored 13.

For Casadevall, it was her first career game with at least 10 points. Meanwhile, Page finished with seven, her highest total since she had 12 at Keystone.

Victoria Mazzeo added 11 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for Arcadia who snapped a three-game losing streak and avenged a 73-55 loss to Stevenson on December 1.

Stevenson continues its three-game road trip with a non-conference contest at former Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury on Monday. Game time is at 6:00 p.m. The game will be a rematch of last year's CAC Women's Basketball Championship first round contest in which the Sea Gulls won 62-56 at the Maggs Physical Activities Center.

 

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