FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Marymount University women's basketball team downed another former-Capital Athletic Conference rival on Saturday, defeating the University of Mary Washington, 59-43, on the road.
Mary Washington scored the opening three points in the game, but the Saints responded with 14-straight points to take early control, which they would hold for the rest of the game.
Junior Regan Lohr hit a three-pointer to give Marymount its first lead, 5-3, while also adding a layup in the opening run. Sophomore Aidan Phillips also scored on a jumper and a three to help the team to its 14-3 lead.
After taking a 14-5 lead into the second quarter, Lohr hit another three to push the lead to double-digits, 20-10. She tallied another make from long range in the second quarter, as the Saints continued to keep a double-digit advantage, 27-16, at halftime.
Lohr scored 14 points in the first half to lead the way, while shooting 5-for-6 from the floor and 4-for-4 from long range.
Senior Tyffani McQueen kept the momentum going in the third quarter, converting twice from three-point range, including the shot to put the Saints ahead, 41-20, seven minutes into the period.
The Eagles were able to cut the lead down to eight, 45-37, in the fourth quarter, but that is the closest they would get the rest of the way. Junior Gabriella Haddad tallied eight points in the final quarter, as Marymount was able to regain its double-digit lead and take the win.
Haddad finished the game with a career-high 19 points, while adding four rebounds and three steals. Lohr netted 18 points, and freshman Katie McShea led the team with four assists.
Marymount will return home on Sunday, December 16 for its final home contest until after the New Year. The Saints will host Gallaudet University at the Converse Family Fieldhouse, with the opening tip set for 6 p.m.