Mustangs Drop Commonwealth Contest at Lycoming Saturday, 63-47

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Stevenson women's basketball freshmen Stephanie Martinez (Freehold Township, N.J./Freehold Township) and Ruth Casadevall (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Wallenpaupack) each scored a team-high 10 points, but the Mustangs dropped a Commonwealth Conference contest at Lycoming Saturday at Lamade Gymnasium, 63-47.

Despite committing 34 turnovers and shooting 27.1 percent from the floor, Stevenson (7-12, 4-10 MAC) trailed by only eight at halftime, 30-22.

Following a jumper by Casadevall with 7:10 remaining in the first half, the Mustangs trailed by four, 18-14, before the Warriors used an 8-0 run to push their lead to 12 with 5:09 to play.

Stevenson trailed by just six following a lay-up by Casadevall with 6:44 left in the second half, but were 0-for-8 from the floor with seven turnovers the rest of the way. During that time, the Mustangs were 6-for-9 from the free throw line while Lycoming used a 14-1 run to take its largest lead of the game at 19 points, 61-42 with 1:07 remaining.

The Warriors (6-13, 6-8 MAC) scored 31 points off turnovers, including 18 off of 19 in the first half.

Senior Sam Murray (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) led Stevenson with a team-high seven rebounds.

Olivia Manges led Lycoming with a game-high 18 points while Julia Antonelli totaled 17 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. She also added five assists and four steals.

Stevenson, who trails the Warriors by two games for the fifth and final spot in the Commonwealth Conference Women's Basketball Championship with four games remaining, hosts 12th-ranked Messiah at Owings Mills Gymnasium on Wednesday. Game time is at 6:00 p.m.