Indiana 75, MSM 52
Aryna Taylor had 15 points with eight rebounds for Mount St. Mary’s. Jatarrikah Settle and Kendall Bresee also reached double figures, with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Taylor registered five steals. Bresee had three assists.
Mount clamped down defensively in the second half, limiting Indiana to 27.8 percent from the floor.
FCC 88, Harcum JV 49
Frederick Community College improved to 2-0 with the win.
Hood’s Clay Smith was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Offensive Player of the Year in voting by the conference’s coaches.
It is the third career All-MAC Commonwealth accolade for the senior forward. The 2016 conference rookie of the year is the second Blazer to earn offensive player of the year (Drew Demich, 2015).
This season, Smith led the conference with 12 goals and 26 points. He had a hat trick in the early season win over Marymount (Va.), the first of his four multi-goal matches.
In one of his two-goal performances, he scored an overtime game-winner at Eastern Mennonite. Smith scored twice at MAC Commonwealth foes Albright and Lebanon Valley and had an assist against No. 14 Messiah.
His goal 21 seconds into the match against Chatham was the fastest goal in school history.
Hood’s Courtney Ellis was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Rookie of the Year and was one of four Blazers named to the All-MAC Commonwealth teams voted on by the league’s coaches.
Erin Scarborough was named to the All-MAC Commonwealth First Team, with Ellis and Ashley Wiedemann garnering second-team honors. Lydia Erickson was voted honorable mention. The quartet led Hood to a school-record tying 11 wins this season.
A midfielder, Ellis is the first Hood player named the conference rookie of the year since the 2006 season (Nina Duron). Ellis tied for seventh in the conference in goals scored with seven and her 17 points were third on Hood’s team. The freshman had a three-match goal-scoring streak finishing with four goals and 10 points during a stretch against St. Elizabeth, St. Vincent and Wilson. In conference contests, she found the back of the net against both Stevenson and Alvernia and assisted on a goal at Albright.
Scarborough, Hood’s first all-conference first-teamer since 2006 (Tamara Maggard, Whitney Boyer, Duron), set career-highs in every statistical category this year. The forward leads Hood with 12 goals and 29 points and is second with five assists. She ranks second in the MAC Commonwealth in goals, third in points and tied for seventh in assists. She scored half of her goals during conference play, including multi-goal matches against Stevenson and Alvernia, scoring the game-winner in both matches.