MERCYHURST, NY – The Lady Kats traveled to Mercyhurst to play the Saints on Thursday and won (57-50) after a great defensive effort throughout the game.
The effort and tenuous Lady Kats defense was evident throughout the game. After the first half, the Lady Kats totaled 31 points but held the Saints to only 22 points on 24.3% (9 of 37) shooting.
The Lady Kats had solid offense throughout the first as four players had six points but were outrebounded in the opening half 27-16. That didn't prevent them for taking advantage of their second chance opportunities.
The second half was much more even for both teams as the score would indicate. The Lady Kats were actually outscored 28-26 in the second half and were yet again outrebounded 30-17 but their defense kept them in the game. They forced ten Saints turnovers and turned them into points on the offensive end.
Overall the Lady Kats won the turnover battle 26-18 and won the foul margin as well 28-18.
Leading the Lady Kats was Aaliyah Dunbar (Rochester, NY/ East) who finished with (25) points and (6) steals while Crystal Marion (Buffalo, NY / St. Mary School for the Deaf) finished with (11) points and (5) rebounds.