ARLINGTON, Va. – The No. 18 Marymount University women's basketball team bounced back in strong fashion on Tuesday night, defeating Shenandoah University, 56-31, at the Converse Family Fieldhouse.
The Saints came out firing, starting the game on a 16-0 run and outscoring the Hornets 18-4 in the first quarter.
Four different Saints scored in the opening minutes of the quarter, but junior Regan Lohr led the way with 12 points just in the first. She drained a long-range shot to push the lead to 13-0 and accounted for the Saints' final 10 points of the frame.
Marymount held its lead through the second quarter, as freshman Katie McShea knocked down a layup and two free throws, taking a 24-9 lead with 3:36 to go in the half. McShea added another free throw later in the quarter, helping the Saints take a 25-11 advantage into the break.
She got things going again in the second half, scoring a layup less than a minute into the third quarter. McShea finished the night with 13 points, good for second on the team, giving her double-digit scoring in four-of-five games this season.
Lohr led the way again in the quarter with five points, all coming on free throws, as the Saints built an 18-point lead going into the final frame.
The game was never in doubt from there, and Lohr capped her night with a three with 36 seconds left. She finished with 22 points on the night, her second 20-plus point game of the year, while adding three steals.
Marymount will return to action after the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling to Hood College on Monday, November 26; the game is set for 6 p.m.