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Saints roll past Wolverines, 88-28, to open Atlantic East action

Saints roll past Wolverines, 88-28, to open Atlantic East action

DOVER, Del. – The Marymount University women's basketball team opened Atlantic East Conference action on Wednesday night, with an 88-28 victory over Wesley College.

The Saints gained control of the game from the start, as four points, each, from sophomore Katie McShea and graduate student Abby Fisher led a 10-0 opening run.

After Wesley's only basket of the opening quarter, the Saints scored the final 13 points to hold a 23-2 lead after the first 10 minutes. Senior Gabriella Haddad scored six points in the closing minutes of the quarter.

Marymount continued to grow its lead, as McShea totaled seven points in the first three minutes of the second quarter. She finished with nine points in the quarter, while freshman Lauryn Caiafa tallied seven, to lead the way, as the Saints held a 53-9 advantage at halftime.

At the break, the Saints were converting 66.6 percent from the field, while only turning the ball over five times.

The Saints' defense continued to stifle the Wolverines, only allowing seven points in the third quarter, as well, while scoring 21, furthering their lead.

McShea added six more points in the quarter, on the way to her game-high 22.

With a 14-12 fourth quarter, Marymount closed out its first Atlantic East win of the season.

McShea also led the team with eight rebounds, while Fisher led with four assists and three steals.

Marymount will be back in action on Saturday, January 11 at Cabrini University in Atlantic East play; the opening tip is set for 1 p.m.