BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Just like two nights ago, the USMMA women's basketball team went into Brooklyn and came out with a victory, as tonight the Mariners defeated Medgar Evers in non-conference action, 67-44. The win was Merchant Marine's third straight and improves their record to 4-2 on the year, while the Cougars fall to 0-8.
Four players scored in double figures for the Mariners with freshman Shelby Peters (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and junior Gabrielle Salazar (Memphis, Tenn.) both tying for the team-lead with 12 points each, while senior Kelsey Hofmann (Adel, Iowa) and freshman Kaleigh D'Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.) contributed 11 points apiece.
D'Arcy nearly recorded a triple-double, as she registered a game-high nine rebounds and eight assists. She also tied for the game-high with four steals. Hofmann grabbed seven boards and Peters had six caroms fall her way, while also dishing out four assists.
Medgar Evers was led by senior Elesha Dieudonne, who scored a game-high 15 points off the bench. Sophomore Janaisha Carrington added 14 points and senior Kimonia Mullings registered a team-best eight rebounds.
The Mariners are back in action this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 10, when they travel to nearby Old Westbury for a Skyline Conference match-up. Action is set to get underway at 12-noon at the Panthers' Clarke Athletic Center. Live stats will be available for the game by following this link.
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