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Women's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 20, 2012

LIVONIA, Mich. -- Senior forward Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) became the third 1,000 point club member in the history of the women's basketball program after netting 22 points in a road conference loss to Madonna (2-2, 1-1 WHAC).

With a career average of over 13ppg, Marks has been one of the more steady figures to date in the history of the women's basketball program at Marygrove College. Despite the conference setback, Marks and the Mustangs (1-2, 0-2 WHAC) were able to keep things close until halftime when they went down at the break by 16, 37-21.

Marks 10 first half points was a bright spot in a rather tough shooting first half for the Mustangs as the team shot 20% from the field.

As the second half started, the host Crusaders were able to put more distance between them and the Mustangs as they shot out to a 33 point lead with just under nine minutes to play. The Crusaders would eventually go on to win the game 84-42.

Marks' 22 points – more than half the team's offensive output – led the Mustangs at Madonna. Candice Minus (Flint, Mich./Mott CC) followed with eight points.

Madonna entered Tuesday's (Nov. 20) contest receiving NAIA Top-25 votes.

Later this week, the Mustangs travel west to Montana for a holiday triple-header that features games at Carroll College, Montana Tech and University of Montana-Western.