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Women’s Basketball Wins CAC Opener

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team opened Capital Athletic Conference play with a 71-63 victory over visiting Frostburg State on Wednesday night. The Saints held off a late rally by the Bobcats to even their record to 3-3 on the season.

Four Saints scored in double-figures, led by Katelyn Fischer with a game-high 26 points. Sam Spencer added 15 while Julie Tomesheski and Dominique Dickens chipped in 11 and 10, respectively.

Dickens, Fischer and Tomesheski also all nearly notched double-doubles. Fischer and Tomesheski pulled down nine rebounds each while Dickens hauled in eight.

Marymount led early, holding the Bobcats (2-4, 0-1 CAC) without a field goal for the first 3:33 of the game. Combined with the final 7:43 of their last time out against Goucher, the Saints held their opponents without a field goal for over 11 consecutive minutes.

Pushing the lead to double-digits at 25-15 with five minutes to play in the first half, Spencer put MU up 15 at 35-20 with less than a minute to play in the stanza.

Marymount would go up by as many as 16 with 8:19 to play in the second frame before FSU mounted a comeback. Slowly chipping away at the lead, the Bobcats put together a 23-7 run over the next seven minutes to knot things up at 63-63.

Not panicking, the Saints responded with another big three-pointer by Spencer on the next possession to retake the lead for good. Fischer and Tomesheski closed out the game at the free throw line for the Blue and White.

Elaina Hummel led the Bobcats with 15 points.

Marymount returns to the hardwood as is travels to face York (Pa.) in CAC action on Saturday.