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Tarbert makes more history in 1st round of ECACs

In her final game at Owings Mills Gymnasium, Sara Tarbert set one more record, breaking the school’s mark with 25 rebounds in the game.

It was the final time Sara Tarbert would play in Owings Mills Gymnasium and just when it was thought there was little more she could accomplish, she figured out a way to make more history. Tarbert, who currently owns the women’s division III record for consecutive double-doubles, extended her streak and also broke a Stevenson record with 25 rebounds to add to her 14 points, four blocks, three steals, and two assists.

And she helped extend her own career as the Mustangs beat the Cabrini Cavaliers 57-46 in the first round of the ECAC championships.

“[Being at Stevenson] has meant so much for me just outside basketball,” Tarbert said. “I’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs, and [Stevenson] had been there for me and been a family for me, and they made my college experience the best it could have been.”

Despite Tarbert’s upcoming departure from the team, her journey continues, but also in the game the future shined bright as All-conference sophomore guard Jonyae Curry had a terrific performance as well to close out the home season, scoring 15 points and swiping four steals. Freshman guard Hannah Crist also looked good, scoring eight points, grabbing four rebounds and notching four steals.

As a whole, Stevenson’s defense was too much for Cabrini. They held the Cavaliers to just 19-for-63 shooting from the field and shut them out on their 10 attempts from beyond the arc. Forward Myonie Williamson and guard Nomi Washington carried the scoring load for Cabrini, each scoring 15 points.

With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, the game has to be stopped for around five minutes as a leak in the ceiling was being fixed. The pouring rain from outside had managed to find it’s way onto the court right underneath the Stevenson basket. But after the Stevenson staff scrambled to fix it, play resumed and the Mustangs continued on for the victory.

“[This win] was very special, and I’m not really sure if people realize just how special it is until time goes by,” Mustangs head coach Jackie Boswell said. “I hope that [Tarbert] understands that we have not taken her for granted or what she has done, and we have appreciated every second of it.”

Stevenson advances to the next round of the tournament where they will take on Misericordia at the ECAC top-seed Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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