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Women’s Hoops Defeats Richard Stockton

Monday, January 14, 2013
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways with a 64-52 victory over visiting Richard Stockton in non-conference action on Monday night. The Saints improve to 12-4 on the season and have won eight of their last nine games.

Katelyn Fischer led the Saints with a game-high 23 points while adding six assists and four steals. She went 8-for-12 from the floor, including 4-for-8 from three-point range, and was perfect from the free throw line.

Tynisha Parks recorded her fifth double-double of the season for the Blue and White. She scored 16 points to go with a game-best 12 rebounds while also recording four steals.

A slow start to the game saw Stockton (8-5) hold a 4-2 lead almost six minutes into the opening half. A three-pointer at the 14:02 mark from Fischer kicked off a 10-0 run and gave the Saints their first lead of the game, one they wouldn’t relinquish. Marymount led by as many as 11 in the stanza before taking a 29-19 lead into the break on a last second tip-in from Parks.

Coming out of halftime, Marymount held a steady lead early before the Ospreys began to mount a comeback. Stockton would pull within three down 34-31 at the 13:08 mark but an 8-1 run over the next two minutes gave the Saints another double-digit lead.

The Ospreys managed one last late push, cutting the MU lead to just four at 51-47 with 4:47 to play. Marymount responded with a 10-0 run over the next two minutes to take its largest lead of the contest and put the game away.

Sara Farrell led Stockton with 14 points.

Marymount returns to action on Wednesday as it closes out non-conference play against future Capital Athletic Conference foe Southern Virginia. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. and fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/wBasketball and selecting the “live stats” and “live video” links.