BRONX, N.Y. (Dec. 12, 2017) – On Tuesday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball team traveled up to Fordham University for a Skyline Conference showdown against Yeshiva and came out of the Rose Hill Gymnasium with a 74-38 victory over the Maccabees. The Mariners improve to 5-2 (3-1 Skyline) with the win, while YU falls to 2-9 (1-6 Skyline).
Two Mariners had double-doubles on the night, including sophomore Taylor Hightower (White Plains, Md.) with career-highs 18 points and 15 rebounds. Classmate Shelby Peters (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) recorded 15 points and 12 boards for her second-straight double-double (and the fourth in her last five games).
Freshman Kiana Vega (El Paso, Texas) chipped in with 12 points, while also registering game-highs with seven assists and seven steals. Senior Gabrielle Salazar (Memphis, Tenn.) added 11 points, six steals and three assists and sophomore Kaleigh D'Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.) contributed eight points and nine rebounds. Senior Tichina Carmon (Greenville, N.C.) (six points) and freshman Kathryn Kelley (Quantico, Va.) (four points) rounded out the Mariner scorers on the night.
For Yeshiva, junior Nicole Bick had a team-high 12 points and senior Michal Alge led all players in the game with 16 rebounds.
The Mariners are back in action on Thursday night, Dec. 14, when they return to the Bronx to visit the College of Mount St. Vincent for a Skyline Conference showdown. Tipoff against the Dolphins is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Center on the campus of CMSV.
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