SMCC Ladies’ hoops is off to an undefeated start, winning the past two contests by a wide margin of at least 20 points. This past Saturday, the Hutchinson Gym was home to a lopsided victory by the Seawolves; they easily handled Navy Prep 66-42.
SMCC’s defensive pressure put a vice on Navy’s offense. After Southern Maine jumped ahead to an 11-0 lead, Navy finally located the bottom of the net four minutes into the first quarter. SMCC sat high above Navy, with a 17-6 lead after ten minutes of play.
The second quarter of play would see the Lady Seawolves outscore the Midshipmen by 12 more points than they had in the first quarter. The Navy women had trouble trying to mount any offensive charge whatsoever, and the score had tipped heavily in the favor of the Seawolves 45-11 when the horn sounded for halftime.
The narrative in second half was more favorable to Navy, as the Midshipmen offense tallied 33 points compared to the 11 points they scored in the first half of the game. An offensive improvement was not enough; the Seawolves effortlessly defeated Navy 66-42.
Emily Hogan, Jordan Farquarson, and Alicia Ruth all scored in double-digits. Ruth had 13 on the day, while Hogan and Farquarson each recorded 10 points.
SMCC’s 39-percent field goal percentage was enough to secure a 24-point victory. Ariana Mackenzie led all scorers from Navy, with 24 points and 8 rebounds. The six-foot Mackenzie was far and away the most productive member of Navy. Shelby Morris finished with 11 points on the afternoon.
Last weekend the Lady Seawolves took on the Knights of Berkeley College in their 2016-17 home opener at the HUB Gymnasium. The Lady Wolves would make the first bucket of the game, and they never surrendered the lead. After 20 minutes of play, the Seawolves took a 22-15 advantage into halftime.
The third quarter saw the Lady Wolves go on a 26-0 run that essentially put the game away. The Seawolves netted 38 points from the bench. They controlled the glass, recording 55 rebounds, and capitalized on 31 points off turnovers — all of which helped them to a 3-0 record at the game’s conclusion.
First-year guard Alicia Ruth was the high scorer for the Seawolves with 15. Senior forward Jennifer Conrad added 13 points while grabbing seven boards, as co-captain Hannah Heald contributed 10 points.
The Lady Seawolves will travel to Franklin, Mass. on Tuesday, November 15th to square off against the always tough Dean College; tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, Nov. 16 the Lady Wolves travel to Unity College for a YSCC conference game.