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February 12, 2011

Grimes Eclipses 1,000 Pts. as Women’s Basketball Topped by CUA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With her 10 points this afternoon, senior guard Rebecca Grimes (Fairfax, Va.) became the fourth player in Kings Point women's basketball history to score 1,000 for her career as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy dropped a Landmark Conference contest with Catholic University on Saturday afternoon, 66-49 at the DuFour Center in Washington, D.C.

 

The Cardinals (16-8, 8-5 Landmark) opened up the game with a 7-0 run. That tempo was sustained by Catholic throughout the whole first half as the hosts recorded a couple of strong runs to give themselves a 32-18 lead at halftime.

 
The Mariners (6-17, 0-13 Landmark) improved their field goal shooting percentage in the second half, but still struggled to find any sort of consistency against their conference counterparts. At the conclusion of the second 20-minute period, the Cardinals had only outscored Kings Point, 34-31. However, with the tough first half they had, it was just too much of a deficit for the Mariners to overcome.
 

For USMMA, sophomore guard Tamara Kaileh (Kings Park, N.Y.) netted a game-high 17 points, while senior forward Janay Weathers (Fredericksburg, Va.) brought down 13 rebounds. Grimes' 10 points today now gives her 1,008 career points heading into the season's final two contests.

 

For Catholic, sophomore guard Jill Woerner (Providence, R.I.) scored 16 points, while sophomore guard Jenny McGann (York, Pa.) had 14 and junior guard Holly Janicki (St. Petersburg, Fla.) added 13. On the boards, sophomore forward Katarina Owunna (Pittsburgh, Pa.) recorded a team-high 12 rebounds.

 

Head Coach Matt Dempsey and the Mariners return to action Tuesday evening when they host the College of New Rochelle at the Liebertz Gymnasium for their penultimate regular season game. The opening tipoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend the non-conference clash, an audio and video webcast will be streaming at www.usmmasports.com. USMMA broadcaster Seth Cantor will have the call.

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