Marist Women’s Basketball Defeats Niagara

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Marist women’s basketball team defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game Saturday night, by a score of 72-65. The Red Foxes overall record is 5-10 and 3-4 in MAAC Play. The Purple Eagle overall record is 6-10, and 3-5 in conference play.

Marist started the game strong, with a couple consecutive runs to expand their initial lead against Niagara. The Red Foxes shot 7-for-16 (43.8%) from the field and 2-for-7 from three, the Purple Eagles shot 6-for-19 (31.6%) from the field and 1-for-5 from three in the first quarter.

Niagara finished the first quarter with a buzzer beater to cut Marist’s lead to a basket, 17-15.

Niagara’s scoring drought of 4:12, allowed the Red Foxes to go on a 18-3 run over 7:04 with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter, ending the half with a score of 39-26.

In the third quarter, Marist expanded their lead to 60-43, its largest margin of the game. In the third, the Red Foxes shot 10-for-17 (58%), The Purple Eagles shot 8-for-20 (40.0%).

Marist scoring drought of 2:55 allowed the Purple Eagles to go on a few mini runs to cut the lead to nine-points with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but in the end the Red Foxes were able to pull away with the victory.

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