The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team fell to St. Mary's College, 48-34, on Wednesday evening in Fredericksburg, VA. The Eagles slip to 10-12 overall, and 4-7 in the CAC. Jordan Pamlanye led UMW with eight points and nine rebounds.
Both teams got out to a slow start as neither team could put the ball in the basket over the first 3:31 until Pamlanye made a layup. St. Mary's then took a 4-2 lead with 5:43 left. Meghan Comer made a three-pointer with 4:45 remaining to put UMW up 5-4. Emily Thompson capped the first quarter scoring with a free throw to keep the Eagles up 7-4 heading into the second quarter.
Morgan Conner scooped home a layup 2:56 into the second quarter and put the Eagles up 9-6. UMW held the Seahawks scoreless for nearly seven minutes and they took advantage as they grew their lead to 14-6. Pamlanye and Kayla Sakyi scored all of the points in that run. St. Mary's scored three points to end the half and UMW held a 14-9 lead at the half.
St Mary's began the second half on a 9-0 run to take an 18-14 lead with 6:08 to play. The Seahawks grew their lead to six, 22-16, but Tory Martin made a layup with 3:39 left to put them down just four. St. Mary's then went up nine, 29-20, with 59 seconds left but a jump shot from Pamlanye ended the run.
The Seahawks began the fourth quarter with a 31-22 lead, but the Eagles went on a 5-0 run to get within four, 31-27. St. Mary's then scored five straight to put them back up nine, 36-27, with 6:51 remaining. The Eagles battled, but the Seahawks grew their lead to 14. Alannah Miller hit a three-pointer with just 2:04 left in the game to get them within 11, 43-32. St. Mary's hung on from there to win the game 48-34.
Comer scored seven points to go along with six rebounds and three blocks. Martin added six points.
The Eagles will be back in action on Saturday as they will host Penn St.-Harrisburg at 1 p.m.