Seattle University women start slowly in road loss to St. Mary's
St. Mary's rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and cruised to an 80-64 victory over Seattle University in a women's basketball game Tuesday night.
MORAGA, Calif. — St. Mary's rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and cruised to an 80-64 victory over Seattle University in a women's basketball game Tuesday night.
The Gaels led 46-29 at halftime and the Redhawks never recovered.
Seattle got as close as 10 in the final two minutes after trailing by 21.
Sylvia Shephard, a freshman forward from Alta Loma, Calif., had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Seattle (4-9).
"I thought we played a much better second half," said Redhawks coach Joan Bonvicini. "We were much more together as a team and played better defense. It was a tough mountain to overcome, but I thought Sylvia did a nice job scoring."
The Redhawks were whistled for 27 fouls.
"We need to stop fouling ... it was a tough game, as far as some of the calls," Bonvicini said.
Louella Tomlinson had 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Saint Mary's (6-7), which snapped a three-game skid. She also had 13 rebounds.