Sunday, February 25, 2007

Women Fall to Marist, 72-53

The women's basketball team dropped their final regular season game, losing to Marist this afternoon.

The loss drops the Stags back into the fourth seed as Loyola won today to take back the third seed.

The Stags (15-14 overall, 11-7 MAAC) still get the first round bye, but will now likely have to face the five seed (Canisius or Siena) unless the 10th-seeded Rider pulls off an upset.

The game against Marist was a struggle from the start. Fairfield fell behind early and couldn't recover. The Stags' defense struggled to contain the Red Foxes, allowing them to shot 53 percent from the floor for the game and only forcing ten turnovers.

10 different players scored for Marist, as they raced out to a 13 point lead only five minutes into the game, 15-2. At the half, the score wasn't much better: 43-23.

Despite struggling on both ends of the floor, there were some positives.

Led by freshman Stephanie Geehan, the Stags controlled the boards, 41-30. Geehan had a career high 16 rebounds, eight on each end of the floor.

After struggling last game with her shot, junior guard Sabra Wrice rebounded to score 21 points, a game high.

However, the Stags were never really in this game and the MAAC tournament is coming up.

Check back here, the Women's Basketball blog, and for more details and hopefully reaction from Head Coach Dianne Nolan.

-Chris Simmons

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