Women's Basketball 2019-20 Season Review

The College of Southern Maryland Hawks women's basketball 2019-20 season came to an end on March 5 in the quarterfinals of the Region XX Division II Tournament. The Hawks lost 60-40 to the Howard Community College Dragons.

CSM finished their season with an 11-14 record overall, a 5-6 record in Maryland JUCO, and a 7-7 record in Region XX.

The Hawks ranked first among Region XX schools in 3-point field goal percentage at 38.4 percent, including placing four student-athletes in the top 10 of all Region XX student-athletes. Freshman Kirsten Hamilton finished first with a 48.4 3-point field goal percentage, freshman Makenzie Wilson was second at 44.3 percent, sophomore Amaya Yancey was fifth at 36.3 percent, and freshman Imani Holloway was sixth at 35.9 percent. The Hawks also ranked first in free throw percentage at 71.6 percent and defensive rebounds per game with 35.3. They were second in field goal percentage at 40.2 percent and assists per game with 18.1. They also finished seventh in points per game with 71.8 and rebounds per game with 48.1.

The Hawks had a season-high four-game winning streak from Feb. 3 to Feb. 16. They scored a season-high 103 points against Thomas Nelson Community College on Nov. 22.

Yancey and freshman forward Karalina Lawrence were honored with postseason awards for their play during the regular season.

Yancey was named to the All-Region XX Divison II Second Team and All-Maryland JUCO Honorable Mention Team. She ranked first among Region XX Division II student-athletes in assists per game (7.6) and second in total assists (189). She finished fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (36.3) and free-throws made (104). She was 10th in total points (391) and 12th in points per game (15.6).

Yancey scored a career-high 33 points against the CCBC Catonsville Cardinals on January 14, 2020. Over the course of the season, she registered double-digit assists in eight games while also recording five triple-doubles and six double-doubles.

Lawrence was named All-Region XX Division II and All-Maryland JUCO Honorable Mention. In Region XX Division II, Lawrence ranked second in rebounds per game (12.2). She finished third in points per game (20.1), field goal percentage (49.0), and free-throws made (110). She was fourth in defensive rebounds (191) and total rebounds (280). She ranked fifth in field goals made (173) and free-throw percentage (75.9) and sixth in total points (462).

Lawrence scored 30 points in a game four times, 20 or more points in a game 12 times, and at least 10 points in all but two of the 23 games she played in this season. She finished the season with 14 double-doubles, and averaged a double-double over the season with her 20.1 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.


Quote from head coach Ardell Jackson:

"Wow what a season. I am so proud of our sophomores and freshmen this season. These young ladies have shown a tremendous amount of growth and fought hard all season long to make another run at a Region XX Championship. Even though we came up short this season on our quest, we competed each and every game and worked extremely hard in practice. We will be losing two sophomores and one freshman who all will be moving on to four-year schools. All the sophomores will truly be missed, as their impact to our program was tremendous. Our returning freshmen will make a true impact in the upcoming season, as they already have the experience to compete and play in this league. I am excited for what our future holds and look forward to the 2020-2021 season."