Marian University women’s basketball (0-1, 0-1 NACC) played even to Concordia Chicago in the first and fourth quarter, but the Cougars pulled away in the middle quarters to defeat the Sabres 68-42.
Marian opened the game strong shooting 5-12 (.417) from the field in the opening quarter as the Sabres and Cougars drew even at 10-10. Concordia Chicago managed to pull away in the second quarter, however, forcing eight Sabre turnovers and holding Marian to 2-12 (.167) shooting.
The Sabres were able to bounce back in the fourth quarter where they outscored the Cougars 16-14 behind five points from senior Molly Magnus. Marian would go 7-15 (.467) from the field in the final stanza.
Freshman Paris Harris came off the bench to lead Marian with a team-high 13 points, while Magnus finished with nine points. Senior Rachel Serchen and Harris each had six rebounds to lead the Sabres down low.
Marian hits the road for the St. Norbert Tip-Off playing the host Green Knights Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.