With 15:51 to play, Christopher Newport’s Camry Green hit a layup that put the Captains ahead 32-31. The play concluded Newport’s 11-4 tear to take the lead opening the second half. And that was the kind of night it was March 2.
MU fell 56-50 to host CNU in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Saints held a 28-22 halftime advantage after shooting 58 percent from the floor in the first half against the hosts. But CNU seemed to want the game more in the second half as the Captains hit four of seven treys and Green grabbed seven offensive rebounds after the intermission.
The Saints (24-5) final lead came when Kievanna Lacey stole the ball and scored a layup giving MU its last lead at 34-33 with 14:39 to play. That was as close as Marymount would get to the NCAA Div. III sweet 16 this year.
MU was held scoreless for a five-minute stretch in the closing period. Katelyn Fischer, the Capital Athletic Conference player of the year, scored only two points in the half.
CNU got the 12th double-double of the year from Green, who grabbed 14 rebounds and 10 points. Nicole Mitchell finished with 18 points. Tia Perry rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10 points, adding three steals and a block.
Tynisha Parks led the Saints with 18 points on seven-of-nine shooting to go with six rebounds and four steals. Lacey added 12 points and chipped in three steals.
Fischer scored six points to go with eight assists and five rebounds. Miranda Krott led the Blue and White with eight rebounds.
The Captains (28-2) take on Montclair State (29-0) in the Sweet 16 next weekend. It will be CNU’s second appearance in the last three years.