Curry's Career-Best 31 Moves Mustangs Past Widener

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson University senior Jonyae Curry scored a career-best 31 points as the Mustangs downed Widener 81-74 in MAC Commonwealth women's basketball Saturday afternoon at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

  • Stevenson (7-9, 2-5 MAC Commonwealth) jumped out to a 6-0 lead just over a minute into the game following a pair of Curry free throws.
  • Widener (13-3, 4-3 MAC Commonwealth) took its first lead at the 4:29 mark on an Erin Phelan layup.
  • After two lead changes, the Pride went up 15-12 with 3:33 remaining on a pair of free throws.
  • The Mustangs reclaimed the lead on a Brandi Hall three with 2:15 left that made it 17-15, and another basket by Hall at 1:22 capped a 7-0 run by the hosts.
  • Leading 21-20, a Hall three as time expired put Stevenson on top 24-20 after one.
  • Hall had 10 points in the first quarter.

  • Leading 28-24, Stevenson reeled off a 12-0 run to build a 40-24 lead on a three by Denia Campbell with 4:32 left before halftime.
  • Widener countered with a 10-1 run of its own, and a three by Devan Rimmer at the 1:55 mark pulled the Pride within seven, 41-34.
  • A layup by Olivia Coleman with four seconds remaining put the Mustangs up by 10, 46-36, at intermission.

  • Widener cut the lead to seven twice in the opening three minutes of the second half.
  • A three by Kellie Johnson at the 6:27 mark put the Mustang lead back at 10, 51-41.
  • A 5-0 spurt by the Pride capped by a Rimmer three pulled the guests within five, 55-50, with 2:10 left.
  • The Mustangs scored the last four points of the quarter and two free throws by Curry with 3.3 seconds left increased the Stevenson lead to 62-53 heading into the fourth.

  • A basket by Hall capped an 8-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters and put Stevenson up 66-53 with 8:51 to go.
  • Stevenson took its largest lead of the second half, 70-55, on two free throws by Hannah Crist with 5:47 left.
  • Trailing 74-61 with 2:50 left, Widener scored nine points in 45 seconds and three free throws by Natalie Gall with 2:05 left made it a 74-70 game.
  • Curry scored Stevenson's next four points and two free throws with 1:49 left pushed the Mustang lead back to eight.
  • An Emma Gardy three with 1:37 left cut it to 78-73, and Widener had a chance to cut it to two, but a three attempt by Rimmer with a minute to go was off the mark.
  • Stevenson held Widener scoreless the rest of the game and made three free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

  • Curry scored the most points in a game by a Mustang since Sara Tarbert had 40 against Misericordia in an ECAC quarterfinal on March 3, 2017.
  • Curry finished 10-10 at the free throw line and 10-15 from the floor and also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
  • Hall scored 12 points in 17 minutes as she spent much of the afternoon in foul trouble before fouling out late.
  • Campbell tallied 11 points, while Crist added nine points and four assists.
  • Olivia Coleman notched nine points and 13 rebounds.
  • The Mustangs shot 45% for the game while holding Widener to 34.3% shooting.  The Pride were 8-17 behind the arc.
  • Stevenson was 22-27 at the free throw line, while Widener went 18-23 at the stripe.  The Pride also held a 45-38 rebound advantage.
  • Stevenson has won three of its last four.

  • Stevenson travels to Hood on Wednesday, January 16, for an 8 pm MAC Commonwealth contest.
  • The next Mustang home game is Wednesday, January 23 when Alvernia visits for a 6 pm tip at Owings Mills Gymnasium.