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Women's basketball continues winning ways with 87-43 victory over Griffins

Women's basketball continues winning ways with 87-43 victory over Griffins

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The Marymount University women's basketball team traveled to Gwynedd Mercy University on Wednesday night, picking up an Atlantic East Conference victory, 87-43.

Junior Regan Lohr hit a jumper, before draining a three-pointer, to lead the Saints to a 7-5 edge in the first three minutes of the game.

From there, Marymount went on an 18-0 run to end the quarter and take full control, sparked by a layup from senior Tyffani McQueen.

Junior Gabriella Haddad and McQueen each tallied five points, while freshman Katie McShea added four points in the run, as the Saints held a 25-5 lead after the first quarter.

Lohr got the second quarter going just like the first, knocking down a jump shot, followed by a three. She finished the first half with 10 points to lead the team.

The Saints kept their momentum throughout the rest of the first half, taking a 48-19 lead into the halftime break.

Haddad tallied nine points in the opening half, while McShea added six points and five rebounds. As a team, the Saints were shooting over 48 percent from the floor and were outrebounding the Griffins 25-16.

The Saints continued to keep their control on the game in the second half, putting up 25 points in the third quarter. McQueen led the way with six points in the quarter, while pacing the team with 10 second-half points.

McQueen, Haddad, and sophomore Kaitlin Berger all notched four points in the final frame, on the way to the Saints' win.

Four Saints scored in double-figures in the game, led by Haddad's 17; she also pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists. McShea led the team with eight rebounds, while adding 13 points.

Marymount will return home on Saturday, February 2 for its next contest, hosting Immaculata University in Atlantic East action; the game is set for 1 p.m.