Womenís Basketball Returns To McCann; Hosts Northeastern On Wednesday
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Following an eight game road slate, the Marist women’s basketball team returns to McCann Arena this week on Wednesday, Dec. 18 against Northeastern. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Red Foxes are 5-4 overall, currently on a four-game winning streak.
Fans unable to attend the game can watch and listen live on the Red Fox Network. Geoff Brault, the voice of the women’s basketball team, can also be heard live on WKIP 1450 AM and iHeart Radio. Tickets to the game can be purchased by clicking here.
Head coach Brian Giorgis will continue his dedication to helping fight hunger in the Hudson River Valley with a donation of a dime for each fan in attendance at home games throughout the season to hunger awareness. Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife will be matching Giorgis’ donation from the entire season.
Marist and Northeastern have faced each other four times overall, but only twice recently. The Red Foxes won each of the last two meetings; 76-69 in 2009 and 74-56 in 2008. Northeastern and Marist have shared one common opponent in the 2013-14 season; Boston University. Marist recently played the Terriers, winning 76-65. Sophomore Madeline Blais (Exeter, N.H.) had a career game, posting 27 points and eight rebounds. In her season debut, senior Casey Dulin (Milford, Conn.) contributed 14 points and six assists. Senior Emma O'Connor (Lynbrook, N.Y.) had a career high 12 rebounds and five assists.
The Red Foxes top Northeastern in field goal percentage (.442 - .410) and three-point field goal percentage (.373 - .327). Marist also has fewer turnovers per game (13.4 – 15.0) and more assists per game (14.3 – 11.0) than the Huskies.
Northeastern is currently 5-3 overall this season. Lone senior Jewell Tunstull is ranked 7th in the NCAA for field goal percentage (.563). Junior captain A’lece Mark leads Northeastern with 18.7 points per game. Tunstull is averaging 16.1 points per game. Tunstull is also leading the Huskies by a landslide in rebounds per game with 10.9.
Following this matchup, the Red Foxes return home to face #20/19 Oklahoma on Saturday, Dec. 21. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at McCann Arena. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.