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Women’s Basketball Falls in Season Opener

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Ashland, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team dropped its season opener 67-51 on the road at Randolph-Macon on Tuesday.

Katelyn Fischer led the Saints (0-1) with a game-high 25 points while Julie Tomesheski and Samantha Kane added eight points each. Five of the seven Saints who saw action in the game hauled in at least five rebounds, led by Tyneshia Parks with seven.

The Yellow Jackets (1-0) opened the game on a 14-4 run before the Saints responded with a 12-1 run of their own to pull within one with 8:41 to play in the half. Randolph-Macon would push its lead to double-figures again before eventually taking a 29-24 lead into the break.

Staying within striking distance, MU used a pair of three-pointers by Sam Spencer to pull back within one at 37-36 with 12 minutes to play. The Saints kept it at least a two possession game through the 6:23 mark courtesy of trifectas from Fischer before RMC would pull away down the stretch on a 17-7 run to close out the game.

Four Yellow Jackets scored in double-figures, led by Taylor Wieczorek with 17. Maggie Roy added 13, Molly Brown had 12 and Jillian Asay chipped in 10.

The Saints return to action on Friday as they host the annual Marymount Tip-Off Tournament, facing off against Lynchburg at 6 p.m.