KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2015) – Five Mariners scored in double figures, including two with double-doubles, as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball team opened the 2015-16 season with an 83-38 victory over non-conference foe Berkeley College on Wednesday night at the Liebertz Gymnasium.
Sophomores Tichina Carmon (Greenville, N.C.) and Samantha Drake (Centereach, N.Y.) recorded the double-doubles for Merchant Marine as Carmon scored 13 points and brought down 12 rebounds, while Drake had 12 points and 11 boards. Sophomore Myckenzie Toler (Prunedale, Calif.) led USMMA with 14 points in the game, while classmate Sarah Milafsky (Aurora, Colo.) chipped in 13 and sophomore Gabrielle Salazar (Memphis, Tenn.) added 12 off the bench.
Juniors Kelsey Hofmann (Adel, Iowa) and Rachel Wehlburg (Herndon, Va.) both scored eight points, with Wehlburg also grabbing down a game-high 12 rebounds on the night. Freshman Miller Torrance (Concord, N.H.) contributed with three points and five boards.
For Berkeley, Letisha Bolden led all players in the game with 18 points, while Tracey McFadden brought down a team-best 11 rebounds. Kiara Johnson also added nine points on the night.
The Mariners will now take a break from competition for 12 days and return to action on Monday, Nov. 30, with a home contest against the Cardinals of York College (N.Y.). Opening tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video feed of the game can be accessed by following those links.
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