Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Marist Women Enter AP Top 25

For the first time this season, the Marist College women's basketball team has entered the national rankings. Though the Red Foxes remain unranked in the Coaches' Poll, they intend on proving they belong.

The journey as a ranked team started tonight, as Marist beat down Iona, 81-58.

Rachele Fitz led had a game-high 26 points and 16 boards in only 28 minutes of play (foul trouble). She added six assists, as the team combined for 25 assists on 30 field goals, a staggering percentage you will never EVER see in the men's game.

Erica Allenspach led the Red Foxes (13-1, 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with eight assists, scoring 13 points.

Lynzee Johnson dropped 14 points off the bench, including lights out (4-4) from downtown.

Marist started the game on a 12-0 run (Sean T. McMann impressively predicted the EXACT 12-0 run before the game started), and added a 10-0 run for good measure halfway through the second half.

Elise Caron and Julianne Viani didn't have their best games, but Johnson, Allenspach, and freshman Brandy Gang (11 points, two blocks, three boards) stepped up big.

Marist shot 100 percent from the charity stripe and 50 percent from long range.

What is this, NBA Jam for N64? No, it's a nationally ranked team playing in the MAAC.

Of course, slip-ups happen, so this team will be sure to show up to play 40 minutes every night to ensure it doesn't happen.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Who would YOU say is the hottest player on the team?

Travis Miller said...

That's a loaded question and I'm pleading the fifth! HA!

Eric said...

I knew you didn't have it in you to answer the question!

Travis Miller said...

I'm their Associated Press beat writer! I can probably get fired for even entertaining such a question!

Ask Clarkie!

Eric said...

Well you know my screen name..