Senior Day victory over Bobcats seals up first-round bye in CAC Tournament for No. 24 Saints

Senior Day victory over Bobcats seals up first-round bye in CAC Tournament for No. 24 Saints

ARLINGTON, Va. – The No. 24 Marymount women's basketball team honored seniors Leah Hurst and Nicole Viscuso on Saturday afternoon and topped it off with a victory over Frostburg State University in the final home regular-season game, 66-55. With the win, the Saints seal up a first-round bye in the CAC Tournament, still remaining at a deadlock in the top spot with No. 9 Christopher Newport at 15-1. 

For the day, four different Saints found double figures in scoring led by Hurst with 17 points of 7-for-11 shooting. The senior point guard stayed consistent on all sides of the ball, dishing out eight assists, grabbing three steals, and adding three rebounds to her statistical line. 

Off the bench, freshman Taylor Love dropped in 11 points while pulling down a team-high seven rebounds with classmate Kathryn Ryan

Viscuso and sophomore Gabriella Haddad were the other two to score in double figures, each chipping in 10 points along with five rebounds. 

Frostburg came out strong in the game, building up a 20-17 advantage through the first 10-minute quarter. However, the Saints responded with an even stronger second quarter, firing off 14 points to the Bobcats' eight. Love gave an impressive eight minutes through the quarter, dropping in 3-of-5 attempts in the paint for six points while hauling in three rebounds. 

From there on, Marymount held a small lead over Frostburg, eventually pushing it to double figures in the final quarter. With 1:42 left in the game, the Saints got out to their largest lead of 12 points at 62-50. 

Although Marymount was outrebounded for the contest, 38-36, it dominated the paint on the offensive end with 40 points inside compared to the 20 by the Bobcats. 

The Saints will round out the final week of the regular season on the road, traveling to Penn State-Harrisburg next Wednesday, February 14 before battling out the last game at Mary Washington on Saturday. Tipoff at the Lions is set for 6 p.m.