ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Wesley College women's basketball team forced overtime against the St. Mary's Seahawks but fell 72-64 in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action Wednesday night.
Facing a 32-25 deficit heading to halftime, the Wolverines fought back in the game and took the 60-58 lead with 25 seconds remaining in regulation when Monshea Newsome-Murray stole the inbounds pass from the Seahawks and finished the fast break with a layup. The Seahawks tied the game at 60 when Kerri Kline made two free-throws following a Wolverine foul with two seconds left to send the game to overtime.
The Wolverines were unable to sustain their earlier second-half momentum in the overtime period as the Seahawks outscored the Wolverines 12-4 in the extra frame.
Newsome-Murray stole the ball seven times to set a new career-high. Newsome-Murray also added 12 points along with six assists.
Alexus Stroud ended the game with a team-high 18 points for the Wolverines. Stroud converted six field goals and went a perfect 4-for-4 on her free throws. Brionna Johnson tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists in the loss.
Kline and Nina Haller led St. Mary's to the win. Kline ended the game with 23 points while Haller chipped in with 22 points.
The Wolverines (7-11, 3-8 CAC) will return to action Saturday, Jan. 28 when they travel to Frostburg to battle the Bobcats in a CAC matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.