Mount Falls to Christopher Newport in NCAA Play

BALTIMORE, MD. – The Mount Saint Mary College Women’s Basketball team saw its season come to a close Saturday evening following a 107-52 loss to #1/1 Christopher Newport in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Morina Bojka finished off her career with a 16-point performance for the Knights.

Mount Saint Mary had its 12-game winning streak stopped and finishes the season at 24-4 overall. The Captains move to the second weekend of the national tournament at a perfect 26-0.

First Half
The Captains opened a quick double-digit lead with a 16-2 run to open the contest over the first 3:53.

Mount Saint Mary was held to just two field goals over the first half of the opening period and got as close as nine points on an Annie Keenan triple that brought the Mount to within 16-7 with just under four minutes left in the opening frame.

The Captains answered with the next seven points to open a 23-7 lead and spread its lead to 32-13 following a Phylicia McInnis jumper with 14 seconds left in the opening period.
Christopher Newport used a Jessica Foster triple to open a 35-13 lead early in the second period.

The Knights would get as close as 35-17 on an Erin Smith conversion with 8:26 left before halftime.

The Captains spread its lead to a half-high 24 points on a Sondra Fan bucket with 4:15 left in the quarter.

The Knights would not get closer than 19 points after the Fan conversion before heading into halftime trailing 55-35 following a Shannon Phelan three-pointer in the closing seconds of the half.

Mount Saint Mary converted at 44.8-percent in the first half and went 3-for-11 from three-point range.

Christopher Newport shot a blistering 58.8-percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes, connecting on five three-pointers.

Bojka led the Mount with 14 points prior to halftime.

Anaya Simmons led the Captains with 11 points in the first half.

Second Half
Christopher Newport came out of halftime and outscored the Mount 38-9.

The Captains scored the first nine points of the third period to open a 64-35 lead with 8:36 left in the quarter.

The Christopher Newport lead grew to 77-37 on a pair of Julia Ng free-throws with 5:43 left in the period and ballooned to 93-44 following a Fan jumper in the final half minute of the third period.

The Captains outscored the Knights 14-8 in the final stanza and built a lead as large as 55, the final soring margin, on a pair of Julia Hobbs free-throws with 1:48 left in the period.

Mount Saint Mary was held to just 17 points on 25.9-percent shooting in the second half, including 2-for14 shooting from behind the arc.

Christopher Newport cooled to 46.2-percent shooting after halftime and canned five more triples in outscoring the Mount 52-17.

For The Knights
Bojka closed her career with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting. She finished the night with three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals.

Keenan closed out a strong tournament with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Phelan scored seven points off the bench.

For The Captains
Fan led all scorers with 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting with three triples. She posted a game-high seven steals.

Simmons poured in 17 points, adding six rebounds two assists and a pair of steals.

Ng came off the bench to gran a game-high nine rebounds, chipping in seven points.

Gabbi San Diego handed out a game-high seven assists and contributed eight points.

14 different players found the scoring column for the Captains.

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