Women's Basketball Falls to Marist, 60-46

With the loss, Tulane falls to 4-5 overall, while Marist improves to 4-4 on the young season. Kelly Nadeau led Tulane with nine points, while junior Tymeka Moore added a game-best 10 rebounds.

Stephanie Del Preore had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Marist to a 60-46 win over the Tulane women's basketball team in the first round of the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic at Fogelman Arena on Saturday.

With the loss, Tulane falls to 4-5 overall, while Marist improves to 4-4 on the young season.

Marist raced out to a 37-28 lead at halftime thanks to 50% percent shooting in the opening frame. The Red Foxes led 10-5 early before a Kelly Nadeau three-pointer cut the lead to just 14-13 at the 12:49 mark. However, Marist responded with a 16-4 run to build 30-17 lead with 7:18 remaining in the half before the Wave posted a late rally to trim the deficit to nine at the break.

The Red Foxes again built a large lead in the second half, leading 48-34 with 11:59 left, before Tulane again rallied. The Wave cut the margin to seven on two occasions, but could get no closer, as Marist claimed the 14-point victory.

Nadeau led Tulane with nine points, while junior Tymeka Moore added a game-best 10 rebounds. Marist had a 42-36 edge in rebounding and had 17 second-chance points. Tulane connected on 34.0 percent of its shots (18-of-53), while Marist was 24-of-60 (40.0 percent) for the game.

Marist advances to the DoubleTree Classic championship game and will face the winner of the Yale-San Jose State game on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tulane will meet the loser in the 1 p.m. consolation contest.


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