Scoring Drought causes Women’s team to Drop another Conference Matchup


Alexa Henry

Jenna Montana

The women’s basketball team dropped another conference game in a loss to St. Mary’s College of Maryland Tuesday night. The women’s team fell to 8-2 in conference and are now tied with Morrisville for first place. 

Giahny Correa, Jayla Galbreath, Kendis Butler, Bailey Oehmig, and Oliva Richardson started for the blue and white in the first and second quarters. 

In the first quarter Richardson made her first three of the night however Rachel Manning, for the Seahawks, answered with a jumper on the other end of the court. Galbreath then hits another three after almost a two minute scoring drought. 

At the end of the first quarter the score was 8-6 Harrisburg with momentum in St. Mary’s favor. 

Oehmig opened the scoring run for the blue and white in the second quarter. The first year student athlete made a three in addition to her first basket making it a 5-0 scoring run by Harrisburg. 

Samantha Blaylock, on St. Mary’s, ended the 7-0 scoring run by Harrisburg by hitting a three of her own before halftime. The score was 29-17 Harrisburg. 

The blue and white led by almost 17 points but St. Mary’s was able to close the gap due to questionable plays made by the women’s team. 

There were 33 total turnovers committed by both teams before the start of the third quarter. The Seahawks, Karon Williams, had nine turnovers by herself. 

The teams return to the floor at halftime. Both teams had a slow start to the third quarter but by the time fourth quarter hit, it was St. Mary’s game. 

The Seahawks tied up the game with six minutes to go in regulation. They were able to pull ahead for the first time with five minutes to go due to lack of quality play calling and leadership by the Harrisburg head coach. 

Harrisburg went the entire fourth quarter without scoring until Correa hit a three with less than two minutes to go in the game. 

The final was 46-53 St. Mary’s. With two conference losses already under their belt, the chance to host conference playoffs hangs in the balance for the women’s team. 

The women continue conference play this weekend against Wells on Friday night and Morrisville Saturday afternoon.