Nov. 28, 2010
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Three Wildcats recorded double figures and the team combined to hit 47.1-percent from the field (24-51), but it was not enough as Marist defeated the Villanova women's basketball team (4-3), 71-60 on Sunday afternoon in The Pavilion.
Junior Lindsay Kimmel and sophomore Emily Suhey each posted 15 points, with Kimmel hitting four three-pointers and notching 12 of those points in the first half. Suhey also grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore Laura Sweeney connected on five-for-seven shots for 11 points.
The Red Foxes (4-1) got on the board first and jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead with 14:59 remaining in the first half. Kimmel and Suhey each hit a shot from long range to cut Marist's lead to six points, but the Red Foxes responded with a trey of their own to lead 17-8 with 11:50 remaining in the half. Marist led 34-20 at the 4:25 mark and Villanova used an 8-0 run to close the half trailing by just six points, 34-28. During the run Kimmel connected on a three-point shot and a layup, while sophomore Megan Pearson sank a layup.
Suhey hit her first three shots in the second half to cut Marist's lead to just two points, 40-38 with 17:00 left in the game. Junior Sarah Jones connected for a lay-up at the 13:09 mark with the Red Foxes lead holding at two points, but they scored the next six points to extend that lead to seven, 50-43. Suhey found the net for a shot from long range, but an 11-2 run by Marist over the next five minutes extended its lead to 61-48. Sophomore Rachel Roberts sank a three with 5:10 left in the game, but Villanova would get no closer than 10 points as the Red Foxes won, 71-60.
Marist's Corielle Yards led all scorers with 26 points and six rebounds, while Brandy Gang posted 16 points and grabbed eight boards.
Villanova hit 10-of-28 shots from three-point range (36%) and 24-of-51 (47.1%) field goals, including 13-of-24 in the second half. Marist shot 40-percent from the field (22-of-55) and hit just five three-point shots, but owned the advantage on the backboards, 36 to the Wildcats' 27 boards.
The Wildcats will be back on the court hosting Fairfield on Thursday, Dec. 2. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.