OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's basketball freshman Stephanie Martinez (Freehold Township, N.J./Freehold Township) tied the school record for three-pointers in a game with six en route to a career-high 26 points, but the Mustangs fell to No. 10 Messiah Wednesday at Owings Mills Gymnasium, 84-50.
Stevenson (7-13, 4-11 MAC) trailed by just four, 24-20 with 8:37 remaining, before the Falcons closed the half on a 25-4 run to take a 24-point halftime lead, 49-25.
Martinez totaled 10 of the Mustangs' first 14 points and finished the half with 13. She was 5-for-10 from the floor, including 3-for-6 from three-point range.
Martinez finished the game 6-of-10 from three-point range, tying the school record for three-pointers in a game shared by Tara Galvin who had six versus York (Pa.) on Jan. 31, 2009, Tonia Cristino who had six agaisnt Lycoming on Dec. 31, 2007 and Marcia Lorshbaugh who had six versus York (Pa.) on Nov. 22, 1996.
It was the first 20-point game of Martinez's career as she eclipsed her previous career-high of 17. She is averaging 16.3 points per game over her last seven and has totaled 28 three-pointers for an average of four per contest.
Sophomore Kayla Kelly (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) totaled five points and a career-high nine rebounds, tying her previous mark set versus Alvernia on January 26. She also added a team-high three assists.
Dori Gyori led Messiah (20-2, 14-1 MAC) with her 10th double double of the season as she totaled 19 points and 13 rebounds. Kira Maier added 12 points and nine rebounds while Taylor Miller had 15 points.
Stevenson travels to Albright on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m., contest with the Lions. The Mustangs won the first meeting between the two teams, 74-59 on January 7.