Elizabethtown Secures Playoff Spot With 66-43 Victory Over Mustangs
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - A three-pointer by freshman Ruth Casadevall (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Wallenpaupack) gave the Stevenson women's basketball team a one-point lead early in the first half, but a 16-2 run over the next 8:03 lifted Elizabethtown to a 66-43 victory Tuesday at Thompson Gymnasium.
The loss was the fifth-straight for the Mustangs (7-15, 4-13 MAC) who were 16-of-53 from the floor for 30.9 percent.
Freshman Stephanie Martinez (Freehold Township, N.J./Freehold Township) led Stevenson with 10 points, marking the ninth-straight game she has scored in double figures. She also hit two three-pointers and now has at least one in 19 of the team's 22 games this season, including each of the last 10.
Sophomore Kayla Kelly (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) also had a team-high 10 points while adding five rebounds and two steals.
The Blue Jays (13-10, 10-7 MAC), who clinched the fourth-seed and a home game next Monday in the Commonwealth Conference Women's Basketball Championship, scored 25 points off of 29 Mustang turnovers while holding a 46-32 edge in rebounds.
Casadevall finished with seven points while senior Sam Murray (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's School For Girls) had six points, six rebounds and three steals.
Taylor Kreider had 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals for Elizabethtown while Rachel Forjan scored 16 points. Taylor Alwine totaled eight points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Stevenson hosts No. 21 Lebanon Valley on Saturday at Owings Mills Gymnasium beginning at 2:00 p.m., on Senior Day. The Dutchmen won the first meeting between the two teams, 67-34 back on January 5.
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