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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Marygrove women’s basketball team took a break from home play Saturday (Jan. 31), closing out the month with a road loss at the hands of the Aquinas College Saints by an 80-55 final at the Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center.
The loss is the 20th of the season for the four-win Mustangs as second-year head coach Craig Covington and the Mustangs look to regain momentum with a conference contest against UNOH at home Wednesday (Feb. 4).
Aquinas moved to 8-16 overall and 7-9 in the WHAC with the win.
Junior guard Elisha Major (Flushing, Mich./Flushing High School) led all scorers with a game-high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Major connected on the two baskets from behind the arc â the only two three-pointers of the game for the Mustangs. Senior guard Raeha Weaver (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) checked in with 14 points and three assists, while fellow senior Janeesa Jamierson (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Junior forward Micaiah King (Detroit, Mich./Wayne County CC) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and added eight points for the Mustangs in the loss.
The Saints were led by Allison Heberlein with 14 points.
Turnovers were an issue for the Mustangs at Aquinas as they coughed up 30 possessions that turned in to 37 points for the host Saints. The Saints would run away with the points off turnover battle to the tune of a 37-15 advantage. The tough day dropped the Mustangs to 1-14 on the season when committing more turnovers than their opposition.
Major put the Mustangs in front early from behind the long-line, knocking down the game’s first basket to give the Green and Gold a 3-0 lead with 18:55 on the first-half clock. The Saints raced back from there to jump out to a 15-point lead, 19-4, minutes later at the 12:41 mark of the opening half.
The Saints never relinquished the lead from there to take a commanding 48-28 lead into the halftime break.
Both teams traded baskets in the second half as the Mustangs kept pace with the Saints, losing the latter half by a narrow 32-27 margin. The close second half resulted in a 25-point loss for the Mustangs, but the team fought hard en route to never giving up throughout the game.
The Mustang Sports Network will carry Wednesday’s home game against UNOH live on marygrovemustangs.com/live beginning at 5:50 p.m. with Jeremy Otto and Jimmy Stewart on the call.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CONTACT: Tim Johnston |Â [emailÂ protected]Â |Â @tjohnston56
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Category: Women's Basketball