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Women’s Basketball Tops Salisbury

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Salisbury, Md. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team returned to its winning ways with an 85-70 victory over Salisbury in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday. The Saints offensive output is the most by 21 points on the year.

Three Saints (2-4, 2-1 CAC) scored at least 20 points in the win, led by senior Amanda Billy and junior Jackie Bohenek with 21 each. Senior Maame Amponsah added 20 to go with a game-high 19 rebounds for her sixth-straight double-double of the season.

Joining the trio in double-figures, sophomore Jessica Hopkins added 13 points in her first action of the year. She made her contribution on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-2 from downtown, and connected on her only free throw of the night.

Senior Beth Wiggins may have had the best all-around game coming off the bench. She pulled down 15 rebounds to go with eight assists, six steals and five blocked shots, all three game-highs.

The Sea Gulls (3-5, 2-1 CAC) hit the first shot of the game but never led again after Bohenek responded with a layup 17 second later. Marymount would take the lead for good just over three minutes into the opening stanza with a three-pointer by Hopkins and never looked back. The Saints pushed their advantage to as many as 12 halfway through the frame before taking a 40-32 lead going into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Salisbury cut the MU lead to three courtesy of a 5-0 run over the first two minutes of the half. The Sea Gulls then pulled within a point at the 12:57 mark at 50-49 before the Saints responded with a 20-2 run over the next five minutes to put the game away.

Milan Dry led the Sea Gulls with 18 points while KC Curran added 14. Katie McGahagan chipped in with 12 as Chante’ McKinney and Glen Charlton had 11 and 10, respectively.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it travels to face CAC rival Mary Washington at 2 p.m.