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(12-5, 6-1 MAAC)
 
  1st 2nd F
 Marist 34   40 74 
 Niagara 31   28 59 
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(4-12, 2-5 MAAC)
 
Blais Matches Career-High 27 Points In Marist Win Over Niagara
 
 
 Stat Comparison Marist Niagara
 Points  74 59 
 FG Made-Attempted  23-55 20-51 
 FG Percentage .418  .392 
 3P Made/Attempted 9-19  4-11 
 3P Percentage .474  .364 
 FT Made-Attempted 19-26  15-20 
 FT Percentage .731  .750 
 Rebounds 28  40 
 Turnovers 10  24 
   
 
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Marist  Niagara
 Points  Blais, 27  Johnson, 18
 Rebounds  Dulin & Blais, 6  Johnson, 9 
 Assists  Dulin, 7  Johnson, 3 
 Steals  Dulin & Ockenden, 4   Johnson & McQuade, 2 
 Blocks  O'Connor, 2  McGuinness, 2 
   
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Who: Canisius (7-10, 3-5 MAAC)
When: Sun, Jan 19 - 3 p.m.
Where: Koessler Athletic Center (Capacity 2,196)
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LEWISTON, N.Y. – The Marist women’s basketball team (12-5, 6-1 MAAC) defeated Niagara (4-12, 2-5) on Friday, 74-59. With the win, the Red Foxes improve to 6-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play.

Sophomore Madeline Blais (Exeter, N.H.) led all scorers with 27 points, matching her career-high, and an additional six rebounds. Blais shot 9-11 from the field, 5-6 from beyond the arc, and 4-4 from the line. Senior Casey Dulin (Milford, Conn.) posted 11 points and led the Red Foxes in three categories; assists with seven, rebounds with six, and steals with four. Senior Emma O'Connor (Lynbrook, N.Y.) posted 15 points, including 10 in the second half, four rebounds, three steals, and a team-high two blocks. Sophomore Sydney Coffey (Hopkins, Minn.) contributed 11 points and senior Leanne Ockenden (Syracuse, N.Y.) matched a game-high four steals.

Niagara played Marist closely in the first half, tying the score and taking the lead on three separate occasions. The first tie occurred at the 15:49 mark, knotted at eight apiece. Blais, Dulin, and O’Connor posted the points for Marist; Gabby Baldasare, Chanel Johnson and Val McQuade got on the board for the Purple Eagles. The Red Foxes took a 10 point lead at the 12:57 mark, its largest of the first half, following a 13-3 run, featuring five points from Blais. Niagara fought back, notching an 8-0 run to pull within two with 7:49 left to play.

Marist and Niagara shot basket-for-basket over the next minute and a half, resulting in the second tie of the game at 23 all. Taylor McKay gave the Purple Eagles a one point edge following a trip to the free-throw line but Dulin quickly put the Red Foxes back on top with a driving layup. Three points by Baldasare locked the score back up at 27 at the 4:15 mark. The half closed with a 7-4 advantage for Marist as the Red Foxes narrowly led 34-31 at the half.

Blais opened up the second half with two threes, split by a three from Baldasare, giving Marist a 40-36 lead early on. The Red Foxes propelled ahead with an 11-2 run, including four points from Dulin and three from Blais, making the score 51-40 at the 13:25 mark. Niagara’s Sylvia Maxwell sank three straight free-throws in a comeback attempt to pull within eight with 12:01 to play.

Marist doubled the Purple Eagles in scoring over the following ten minutes, outscoring Niagara 18-9, featuring eight points from O’Connor. The Red Foxes took a 69-52 lead, their largest of the game thus far with 2:41 to play. The Purple Eagles barley outscored Marist over the last couple minutes, 7-6, but it was not enough to catch up as the Red Foxes sealed its 74-59 victory.

Following this matchup, Marist wraps up its trip to Buffalo with a faceoff against Canisius on Sunday, Jan. 19. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

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Following this matchup, Marist wraps up its trip to Buffalo with a faceoff against Canisius on Sunday, Jan. 19. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

Become a fan of Marist Athletics on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

-GoRedFoxes.com-


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