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  • Hope reigns supreme for men's basketball

    A final column on the men's basketball team. 

  • Hope reigns supreme for men's basketball

    A final column on the men's basketball team. 

  • Nine in a row! Women's basketball comes from behind to capture ninth straight MAAC title

    The Marist women's basketball team came from behind to defeat Quinnipiac, 70-66 in the MAAC title game on Monday afternoon. 

  • Nine in a row! Women's basketball comes from behind to capture ninth straight MAAC title

    The Marist women's basketball team came from behind to defeat Quinnipiac, 70-66 in the MAAC title game on Monday afternoon. 

  • Marist fends off pesky Rider team, advances to title game

    The Marist women's basketball team advanced to the MAAC title game on Sunday, defeating Rider 70-59. 

  • Marist fends off pesky Rider team, advances to title game

    The Marist women's basketball team advanced to the MAAC title game on Sunday, defeating Rider 70-59. 

  • Marist pulls away in second half, advances to MAAC title game

     

    On Friday night for the Marist Red Foxes women’s basketball team, it was all about the balanced scoring. While not quite the same balance was achieved on Sunday, the Red Foxes got the same result and will have a chance to play for their ninth consecutive MAAC Tournament title on Monday afternoon.

    Marist held off a pesky Rider squad, pulling away in the second half for a 70-59 victory today.

    “It was a hard fought game, your typical tournament game” head coach Brian Giorgis said.

    The trio of Emma O’Connor, Sydney Coffey and Madeline Blais combined for 55 of the Red Foxes’ 70 points on Sunday.

    O’Connor had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Coffey had 18 and Blais contributed with 14 points of her own.

    Coffey also played great defense on Rider star MyNeshia McKenzie, holding the senior who is averaging a double-double to six points on 2-7 shooting.

    The afternoon wouldn’t pass without a milestone as senior tri-captain Casey Dulin became the 21st player in program history to score 1,000 career points.

    “I’ve just been focusing on winning a MAAC Championship, I’ve been trying not to think about it” Dulin said.

    Dulin’s triple that gave Marist a 28-24 lead at the time was one of the highlights of a back-and-forth first half.

    Rider never led in the game, but had numerous opportunities to do so including two on the final possession of the first half.

    The Red Foxes led 29-28 at the half despite a relatively sloppy half of basketball at times, with the exception of O’Connor who had 13 points and nine rebounds at the break.

    “She does everything, nobody does more for a team than her. Whether it be passing, scoring, handling the ball etc.” Giorgis said of his senior forward.

    Over the decade of dominance that Marist has established in the MAAC, they always seem to pull away, using a big second half run to do so.

    In the early stages of the second half, the Broncs had an answer for every Marist run.

    After a layup from Coffey opened up a nine point Red Fox lead at 44-35, Rider immediately responded with a 6-0 run to make it a one possession game once again.

    The Foxes had an answer of their own in store, however as Coffey and O’Connor buried a pair of threes to get the lead back at 9 and Rider wouldn’t get closer than that the rest of the way.

    The win will give Marist a chance to capture their ninth consecutive MAAC title on Monday afternoon when they will battle conference newcomer Quinnipiac at 2 p.m. on ESPNU.

    “They provide a lot of challenges, they have players that have been in these situations. They’re deep and physical” Giorgis said of the title game foe. 

  • Women's basketball easily dispatches of Siena, moves on to semis

    The Marist women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament, by defeating Siena 87-65 on Friday night. 

  • Women's basketball easily dispatches of Siena, moves on to semis

    The Marist women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament, by defeating Siena 87-65 on Friday night. 

  • Commentary: Transformation still in progress for Marist men

    Men's basketball team provides hope for the future

         The Marist men’s basketball team ended the regular season with a statement, an impressive 103-72 victory over Quinnipiac that clinched the sixth seed in the MAAC Basketball Championships, the team’s highest seeding in six years.      After a season in which they asked their fans to “witness the transformation,” the Red Foxes entered the tournament with high expectations.