POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist women’s basketball team remained unbeaten in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a 65-40 win over the Manhattan Jaspers on Saturday night at McCann Arena.
With the win, the Red Foxes improved to 7-8 overall and 3-0 in MAAC action.
Marist held the Jaspers scoreless for the first 2:44. The Red Foxes opened their largest lead of the half on a three pointer by Hannah Hand with 26 seconds remaining to put Marist ahead 18-11.
The Red Foxes continued their momentum into the second quarter and extended the advantage to 16 points. However, Manhattan answered back with an 11-3 run to end the half and send the teams into the locker room with the Red Foxes holding a 32-24.
Junior Maura Fitzpatrick finished tied with a team high 14 points and notched her eighth consecutive game with double digit scoring
The second half proved to be much like the first as the Marist built its lead to as many as 25 and held the Jaspers to only 16 points, the lowest point total allowed by Marist in a single half this season.
KEYS TO THE WIN:
- The Red Foxes committed just 10 turnovers to Manhattan’s 15
- ]Marist defense allowed just 16 points in the game’s second half.
- The Jaspers shot just 21.4% from the field in the game and 18.2% from three point range, while Marist shot 50% from the floor and 33.3% from behind the arc
- The Red Foxes out rebounded Manhattan 34-33 but the Jaspers held a 14-7 advantage on the offensive glass
The Red Foxes will face off against the defending MAAC Champion Quinnipiac Thursday morning in Hamden, CT. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU.