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Viscuso Scores 23, No. 24 Saints Post 82-53 CAC Victory Over Wesley

Viscuso Scores 23, No. 24 Saints Post 82-53 CAC Victory Over Wesley

ARLINGTON, Va. - Marymount women's basketball senior Nicole Viscuso scored a game-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists as the 24th-ranked Saints ran their home win streak to 17 with an 82-53 victory over Wesley in a CAC contest Wednesday.

The Saints (19-3, 14-1 CAC), who are now just one win away from their third consecutive 20-win season, remained tied with Christopher Newport atop the CAC standings after the ninth-ranked Captains picked up their ninth-straight win with a 93-57 victory over Southern Virginia at home.

Viscuso scored 20 or more points for the second time this season and for the ninth time in her career. She finished just shy of her career high of 26 points set in a 72-50 win over Wesley at home on Jan. 2, 2016.

Marymount scored 80 or more points for the fourth time this season while holding its opponent under 55 for the 15th time in 22 games this season. The team is 15-0 when doing so.

The Saints held the Wolverines (5-17, 3-12 CAC) to just 20 points in the first as they led by 26. After leading 23-13 after the first quarter, Marymount outscored Wesley 23-7 in the second, shooting 56.3 percent from the floor, including 3-for-5 from three-point range while the Wolverines were just 3-of-10 overall.

Viscuso and sophomore Regan Lohr combined for 16 of the the Saints' 23 points while Viscuso had 17 first-half points as she nearly outscored the Wolverines herself.

Marymount extended its lead to as many as 30 in the second half while freshman Kathryn Ryan scored seven of her career-high 11 points.

Lohr finished with 16 points and four assists while senior Leah Hurst added eight points and seven assists.

Marymount hosts Frostburg State on Saturday in the final home regular-season home game for Viscuso and Hurst. The two will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before the Saints and Bobcats tip-off at 1 p.m. Marymount won the first meeting between the two this season, 62-32 on January 3.