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Women's Basketball Stays Tough

Kaitlin Quinlan, ’13, Staff Writer

This past weekend the Merrimack women’s basketball team took on the Greyhounds of Assumption.   The Warrior girls held the game to a one point advantage with 9 seconds left to go in the second half, ending 69-68, Greyhounds. “We are playing better each and every game,” said head coach Monique LeBlanc.  “We are not picking up victories but I feel as though we are peaking at the right time, down the home stretch of our season.  I am really proud of our players for continuing to work and improve and each and every day.”  Merrimack’s record now drops to 3-16 and 2-13 in the Northeast -10 conference.

Saturday, Kelly Schatzlein led all scorers dropping 25 points with 6 rebounds in addition. The other two players who hit double figures were Roy (18) and Avebe with her first double-double scoring 13 and 10 boards.  The Warriors had difficulty containing turnovers, 16, and Assumption took advantage of the mistakes scoring 17 points from the 16 turnovers.  The Greyhounds also were in luck grabbing 13 points from second chance points  and turned 15 offensive rebounds into 13 more points.   Merrimack overall had a better shot over the Greyhounds, shooting 50 percent from the field, comparing to 39.7 percent.  Merrimack also won the battle inside the paint taking 34 of the 68 points.

Freshman Mellissa Miller adds to the tough loss,  “It was a rough loss for us but there were many positive things that happened. We play very well as a team and we had a very high level of intensity. We’re still a very young and we are making good strides and I can only see us going uphill from here.”

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