Shooting Woes in First Half Doom Gophers

Shooting Woes in First Half Doom Gophers

Swan Leads All Scorers with 24-Point Performance

February 17, 2007 

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD — Goucher heated up in the second half, but too late to overcome a deficit caused by a 6-for-34 performance from the field in the opening period of today's Capital Athletic Conference contest against St. Mary's (Md.). The Gophers lost to the Seahawks, 69-57.

The Seahawks (12-12, 6-8 CAC) used a 15-2 run to turn an 8-8 tie into a 23-10 advantage midway through the first half. The spurt featured a pair of three-point baskets by Kiely Murphy, who finished with 10 points in the victory.

Goucher trailed by 12 at the half, 33-21, but did get as close as seven points on two different occasions in the second half. During the final 20 minutes of play, the Gophers (4-19, 2-12 CAC) were 12-for-31 from the field for a .387 shooting percentage.

Goucher's Shadae Swan (Baltimore, MD/St. Frances Academy) led all scorers as she supplied the Gophers with 24 points. She tallied 20 or more points in 13 of her team's 24 games so far this season.

The leading scorer for St. Mary's was Stephanie Saint-Aubin with 22 points.