Women’s Basketball Falls to Robert Morris

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MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – The Merrimack College women’s basketball team suffered its third Northeast Conference loss to Robert Morris University on Saturday.  Freshman Kaylee Thomas had a team-high 14 points on the afternoon.  Thomas shot 4-8 from the field, including 2-4 from long range. Graduate student Courtney Clasen was the only other Warriors in double figures, she scored 13 points in the loss.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 50,
Robert Morris 72
Records: Merrimack (10-7, 3-3 NEC) | Robert Morris (10-6, 5-0 NEC)
Location: UPMC Events Center | Moon Township, Pa.

Rapid Recap

  • With just over five minutes left in the first quarter sophomore guard Kate Mager knocked down a three to tie the game up at eight.  Robert Morris responded by going on an 11-0 run to close out the first quarter.
  • Merrimack opened up the second quarter with a Thomas three that cut the Robert Morris lead to eight.  The Colonials made the lead 12 after two free throws from Nina Augustin.  Clasen responded with a jumper to make the lead 10.  The Robert Morris advantage stayed around eight points until a free throw by freshman Diamond Christian cut the lead to seven with 44 seconds left in the half.
  • Clasen opened up the quarter for Merrimack with a jumper.  Robert Morris made the lead 13 after back to back threes by Isabella Posset.  Senior Denia Davis-Stewart responded with a three of her own with 5:33 left in the quarter.  The Colonials took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter.
  • In the fourth, Thomas opened up the quarter with a three ball that cut the Robert Morris advantage to 11.  Robert Morris then went on a 6-0 run to make the lead 17.  Junior Marissa Gattuso knocked down a three with just over two minutes remaining in the game to cut the deficit to 20.  With seconds remaining freshman Alana Fursman hit a layup to make the Robert Morris lead 22.

Notes and Numbers

  • With her 14-point performance this afternoon, Thomas has now scored 14 points twice against Robert Morris this season.
  • This afternoon marked the third time Clasen has scored in double figures this season.
  • Merrimack led the game 6-2 in points off of fast breaks

Up Next
Merrimack stays in Pennsylvania to take on Saint Francis (PA).  The game will take place on Monday, January 20th at 1 p.m.


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