Women’s Basketball Falls in NCAA Tournament Second Round
Newport News, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team fell 56-50 to host Christopher Newport in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. The Saints close out the season 24-5 overall after making their 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Tynisha Parks led the Saints with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with six rebounds and four steals. Kievanna Lacey added 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting and chipped in three steals
Katelyn Fischer scored six points to go with eight assists and five rebounds. Miranda Krott led the Blue and White with eight rebounds.
Marymount was on fire in the first half, hitting 57.9% from the floor while holding Christopher Newport to just a 38.1% clip. Five different Saints scored at least four points in the frame including six each from Parks and Lacey as the Blue and White took a 28-22 lead into halftime.
Coming out of the break, the Captains opened the half on an 11-4 run to retake the lead at 32-31. Trading leads once again, CNU used a 6-0 run to regain the advantage for good while holding off the Saints at the free throw line down the stretch. The Captains took advantage of a 4-for-7 showing from three-point range in the second half to complete the comeback.
Nicole Mitchell led Christopher Newport with 18 points. Camry Green and Tia Perry both added 10 points while Green grabbed 14 rebounds for a double-double.
Marymount closes out the season 24-5 overall. The Saints won the Capital Athletic Conference Championship for the 12th time and made their 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.