By Connor Giblin
POUGHKEEPSIE – Senior captain Rebekah Hand recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to move into second place on Marist’s all-time scoring list, redshirt senior captain Grace Vander Weide totaled 20 points, a career-high 12 rebounds, and six assists, and Marist defeated Green Bay 72-60 on Sunday afternoon at McCann Arena.
The victory snaps the Red Foxes’ modest two-game losing streak, giving them a 6-2 record. The Phoenix fall to 5-6.
At the 7:10 mark of the first quarter, Rebekah Hand sank two free throws to surpass Ursula Winter for second place. The Argyle, TX native now has 1,600 career points, and trails only Rachele Fitz (2,447 points).
Redshirt senior captain Alana Gilmer poured in 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half after she was tagged with two early fouls. She shot a team-best 67 percent (8-12) from the field, and drained six of Marist’s nine points to seal the win.
Frankie Wurtz paced Green Bay with 16 points,, while Lyndsey Robson added 15 points in the full 40 minutes.
Marist concludes its non-conference portion of the 2019-20 campaign with a trip to UT Arlington on Thursday, December 19.