ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University women's basketball team defeated Atlantic East Conference-foe Wesley College on Wednesday night at the Converse Family Fieldhouse, 64-31, to boost its record to 10-1 in conference play.
The Saints continued their first-quarter dominance this season, opening the game on a 15-2 run to take early control.
Sophomore Aidan Phillips scored two-straight layups, while converting on a free throw to complete a three-point play on the second score, to get the offense rolling.
Freshman Katie McShea scored six points in the run to lead the way, including four makes from the foul line. She finished the game with 20 points to lead the team, giving her three-straight games with at least 20.
The Marymount defense held the Wolverines to only 25-percent shooting in the first frame, on the way to a 24-7 lead.
The Saints continued to build their lead in the second, as McShea converted a layup for a 30-10 advantage, before taking a 34-18 advantage into halftime.
McShea had 13 points at the break, while Marymount continued to hold Wesley to only 33.3 percent from the floor.
Marymount held its lead through the third, only allowing the Wolverines to get as close as 18 points, before holding Wesley to three points in the fourth quarter.
The Saints posted 16 points in the final frame, led by six from junior Gabriella Haddad, as they pulled away for the victory.
Haddad finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while McShea pulled down 12 boards to register her third-straight double-double, giving her nine this year.
The Saints will close out their regular-season schedule at home on Saturday, February 16 against Cabrini University in Atlantic East action; the matchup will feature the top-two teams in the conference, playing for the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic East tournament. The Saints will also celebrate Senior Day before the game, which is set for 1 p.m.