CSM Handles St. Mary's College
The College of Southern Maryland Hawks flexed their offensive muscles against a potent St. Mary's College JV squad, beating the Seahawks 109-93 November 26.
St. Mary's College came out on fire from the 3-point line, making six 3-pointers to start the game as well as converting two free-throws from a CSM foul on another 3-point shot.
However, as the Seahawks started to cool off from the beyond the arc, CSM started to work the ball in the paint on their offensive end. Shots came from close to the rim, offensive rebounds - which CSM had 10 of by game's end - led to easy putbacks, and fouls started piling up against St. Mary's College. The Hawks went into the locker room at halftime with a 55-43 lead.
Every time St. Mary's College tried to make a run in the second half to cut down CSM's lead, the Hawks would answer back with a run of their own. Two offensive outbursts - an 11-3 run to start the second half, and later a 14-3 run that put CSM ahead 90-65 - gave the Hawks the comfortable lead they needed to get their third win of the season.
This game was loaded with season-highs for CSM: points (109), total rebounds (50), blocks (8), assists (25), 3-point percent (55.6), and field goal percent (54.4).
Four Hawks stuffed the stat sheet with double-digit scoring performances. Freshman guard Jason Newman led the team with 26 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and four steals; sophomore guard Darnell Taylor ended the night with 24 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists; freshman forward Miguel Evereteze had 17 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and two steals; and sophomore guard Jerome Savoy finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists.