Quick start helps Maryville down Sewanee

Quick start helps Maryville down Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2013) – A quick start helped in-state rival Maryville down the Sewanee basketball team, 67-33, Saturday inside Juhan Gymnasium.

The Scots (5-2) used an early 28-4 first-half run to take command of the game.

After leading at halftime by 16, 30-14, Maryville built a 20-point lead with 13:51 to play.

From there, the Tigers (4-4) would go on a 6-2 to run after jumpers by Haley McDonough and Jamie Chauvin.

Unfortunately, the Scots would stay strong down the stretch.

Overall, Sewanee was undone by a 21.7 field goal percentage and multiple turnovers. Maryville, who has received votes in the national top-25 poll, made 40 percent of its attempts.

Individually, junior Kayla Sewell and McDonough led Sewanee with eight points each. Sewell also pitched in 11 rebounds, two steals, and one block.

Guard Mackenzie Puckett led Maryville with a game-high 15 points and nine rebounds. Additionally, guard Lauren Trent came off the bench and scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting for the Scots.

Sewanee returns to action against regional-rival Covenant, Tuesday. That contest is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

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