Stephanie Martinez Ties Career-High With 26 Points in 75-70 Loss at Albright

Stephanie Martinez Ties Career-High With 26 Points in 75-70 Loss at Albright

READING, Pa. - Stevenson women's basketball freshman Stephanie Martinez (Freehold Township, N.J./Freehold Township) tied her career-high with 26 points for the second-straight game, but a 17-3 run over the final 6:09 of the first half carried fifth-place Albright to a 75-70 victory Saturday at the George C. Bollman Center.

The Mustangs (7-14, 4-12 MAC) held their largest lead of the game at 29-23 on a lay-up by Martinez, but the Lions used a 7-1 run to tie the game at 30-30 with 3:15 to play before a 10-2 spurt to close the half gave them an eight-point halftime lead, 40-32.

Stevenson trailed by as many as 14 in the second half before scoring the game's last nine consecutive points to provide the final margin.

Martinez was 9-for-17 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from three-point range. She now has 47 three-pointers on the season, moving her into a tie for third on the school's single-season list with Tara Galvin (2006-07) and Cara Hill (2003-04).

Galvin also holds the record with 55 in 2008-09 while Tonia Cristino is second after hitting 54 in 2007-08.

Martinez, who has totaled 31 of her 47 three-pointers over the team's last eight contests, also added five rebounds and three assists.

Sophomore Kayla Kelly (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) finished with 11 points, five rebounds, a career-high six assists and three steals for the Mustangs who finished with a season-low 12 turnovers.

Kelecia Harris totaled 26 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocks for the Lions who won for just the fourth time in 10 games at home this season. Kari Ludy added 16 points and eight rebounds.

Stevenson travels to Elizabethtown on Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m., tip-off with the Blue Jays. Elizabethtown won the earlier meeting between the two teams this season, 72-48 at Owings Mills Gymnasium on January 16.