Marist Basketball Cruises Past Niagara

By Connor Giblin

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY – Marist Women’s Basketball scored the first 24 points of the game, riding the hot start to a 94-67 rout of Niagara on Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Center.

The Red and White collects its sixth-consecutive victory and improves to a MAAC-best 4-0 in conference play, as well as 11-2 overall. Niagara falls to 1-3 in the MAAC and 3-10 overall.
Marist unloaded 32 points in the quarter, a season-high, and 56 points in the first half, tied for the most in program history. The 94 points also marks the third-straight game with at last 90 points, which is a program record.

Redshirt senior captain Alana Gilmer dropped 18 points on a perfect 9-9 from the field. She becomes the first Red Fox to ever shoot 100 percent from the field with at least eight baskets, surpassing Rachele Fitz’s record .917 percentage against George Washington on November 28, 2009.

Senior captain Rebekah Hand added 18 points on 8-9 field goals. Fellow captain Grace Vander Weide (11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists) also reached double figures for the Red Foxes.

Jai Moore paced Niagara with 23 points.

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