Women's basketball tests No. 10 Marymount early

Ebony Pitt (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Ebony Pitt (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Hood College women's basketball used a 16-5 second-quarter run to tie the game at halftime but No. 10 Marymount (Va.) proved too much in the second half and pulled away to defeat the Blazers 71-55. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Morgan Anderson, Ebony Pitt and Mia Savoy all scored in double figures and tied for the team-high with five rebounds each. Savoy led the way with 11 points, while Anderson and Pitt both scored 10. 
  • Anderson recorded five of her six blocked shots in the first half and Savoy picked up a pair of blocks. 

How it Happened

  • With 15 points in the fourth quarter, the Blazers became the first team to score more than 51 points against the Saints all season. 
  • Hood trailed 27-16 after a 3-pointer by Amanda Claggett with 6:44 left in the second quarter. Savoy answered with a 3-pointer at the other end to start a 16-5 run to close the period. The Blazers tied the game on two free throws by Destiny Galloway with 1:18 left in the half and a pair by Lauren Keeney gave Hood a 30-28 lead with 55 seconds on the clock. After the Saints tied the game, two more foul shots by Galloway once again gave the Blazers the lead with 16 seconds remaining, 32-30. Katie McShea sent the teams into the locker room tied at 32-32 after getting an offensive rebound and the put back in the final seconds of the second quarter. 
  • Marymount outscored Hood 20-8 in the third quarter to take a 52-40 lead in the final 10 minutes. 
  • Hood did its best to keep pace in the fourth quarter but the Saints added four points to the lead.


  • Marymount held a 42-29 rebounding advantage, including 21 offensive boards. 
  • The Saints went 6-of-12 from 3-point range in the contest, compared to 5-of-20 for the Blazers. 
  • Katie McShea led Marymount with game-highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds, including seven on the offensive glass. Abby Fisher added a dozen points, with Symantha Shackelford finishing with 11. 
  • Gabriella Haddad had five steals. 
  • Hood was an impressive 8-of-9 at the free-throw line (89 percent) but Marymount attempted 24 free throws and made 17 (71 percent). 
  • The Blazers drop to 4-2 on the year, while the Saints remained unbeaten at 7-0.

Up Next

Hood opens Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth action on December 7 at 1 p.m.