Women’s basketball falls at Marist, 77-62

Another road game, another tough loss for women’s basketball.

The Elis (0-5, 0-0 Ivy) fell, 77-62, last night to impressive Marist (8-1) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in large part as a result of ineffective shooting and 18 turnovers.

Yale led for 17 seconds after a pair of free throws from forward Melissa Colborne ’10 four seconds into the first half, but the Red Foxes responded with a quick run and never relinquished their lead. Marist scored 14 points off turnovers in the first stanza and surged to a 39-28 halftime lead.

A 9-2 Red Fox run to open the second half — which included a pair of buckets from the game’s leading scorer, senior Marist forward Nikki Flores — put the game away. Flores collected 18 points on the night on six-of-12 shooting, joining three teammates with double figures. Guard Julianne Viani had 15 points, forward Rachele Fitz 13 and forward Sarah Smrdel 13.

Guard Yoyo Greenfield ’11 led the Elis with 16 points off the bench, and starter Colborne scored 15. But the rest of the starting lineup combined for only 25 points, not enough to keep up with the rising Red Foxes.

The Bulldogs will return home after their difficult four-game road trip to face Stony Brook on Friday, Dec. 7.

For complete coverage of Thursday’s game, check out Sports Monday.

-The Yale Daily News

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