MADISON, Wis. – Marian University women’s basketball (2-2, 2-2 NACC) hung tight with Edgewood until a late push from the Eagles allowed them to pull away with a 70-47 win.
A 7-7 stalemate consumed most of the clock in the first quarter before Edgewood scored seven unanswered to go up 14-7 in the final 3:07 of the stanza. The Sabres had a good start to the second quarter cutting their deficit down to one at 17-16 with a 9-3 run to open the quarter. The Eagles were able to put together another strong finish to the quarter, however, using the final 3:29 to go on a 12-2 run and take a 32-20 advantage into the half.
The Sabres were able to once again able to get out to a fast start to open the second half cutting their deficit down to single digits at nine. This would be as close as the Sabres would get, however, as Edgewood was able to ride out the momentum and went on to outscore the Sabres 23-17 and take a 55-37 advantage into the final quarter. The third quarter proved to be the highest-scoring quarter for both squads. The Eagles were then able to cruise to the win with the final finishing at 70-47.
Three Sabres finished in double figures led by junior Paris Harris who had 12 points. Freshman Serina Pehowski had a strong game posting her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, five on the offensive end. Pehowski also added three steals and a block defensively in the defeat. Sophomore Claire Levendoski chipped in 11 points with a trio of three-pointers.
Marian returns home to take on Wisconsin Lutheran Friday, Feb. 5 for a 5 p.m. tip in NACC action.