Lady SeaWolves Storm Back To Claim Victory In Home Opener

Lady SeaWolves Storm Back To Claim Victory In Home Opener

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women's basketball team completed a come-from-behind victory against the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy Preparatory School 49-46 to stay perfect in a non-conference contest on Saturday, Nov. 2.

SMCC fell behind 19-8 in the first quarter and scored just seven in the second to trail Navy 25-15 at the break. The SeaWolves cut their deficit to five points by the conclusion of the third quarter and took their first lead of the game on two made free-throws by junior captain Amanda Brett (Portland, Maine) to make it 47-46 with 31 seconds remaining in regulation. Brett was fouled and went back to the line to make two more and extend the SMCC lead to three. A defensive stop on the other end secured the victory for the home team.

Brett logged her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards—converting 8-10 from the stripe. First-year Aija Andrews (Norwalk, Conn.) went for 10 points and 7 rebounds in 17 minutes of work.

The Midshipmen were led by Mikenzie Yim-Harvin's 22 points on 7-22 shooting. Abigail Guidry and Elizabeth Atkinson combined for 27 rebounds.

In a post-game interview, Head Coach Katie Stannard stated, "Despite a poor shooting performance both from the field and at the free-throw line, we took the mental approach today and found a way to continue fighting. After a few half-time adjustments, we were able to better contain on the defensive end and run our sets in half-court offense. I'm proud of the team for getting the result even without playing our best basketball."

The Lady SeaWolves move to 3-0 overall and look to stay perfect when they travel to Holyoke Community College on Friday, Nov. 8 for a 5 p.m. tip.

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