Women's Basketball Plays in the Challenge in Music City
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Women's basketball traveled south for Thanksgiving to take part in the Challenge in Music City, a prestigious three day tournament. The Red Foxes will face off with Stetson on Friday at 1 p.m. eastern time, Hofstra on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and Wright State on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Twitter: @MaristWBB, @MaristAthletics
Radio: All of Marist's games in the tournament will have free audio on GoRedFoxes.com, with Geoff Brault on the call.
LAST TIME OUT
Marist defeated Temple by a score of 74-68 on Sunday, November 18.
Rebekah Hand led the team in scoring with 28 points on 7-of-14 shooting and 3-of-4 from behind the arc.
Alana Gilmer scored in double digits with 14, while all nine Red Foxes who saw the floor had at least one field goal.
Stetson enters the contest at 0-2. The Hatters dropped their first two contests to Tulsa and Central Florida.
McKenna Beach leads Stetson with 20.5 points per game, averaging 40 minutes per contest.
Head Coach Lynn Bria is in her 11th year at the helm of the Hatters, with a 194-129 record.
Hofstra enters the enters the tournament 2-2, earning wins over Iona and St. Bonaventure but falling to Columbia and Stony Brook.
Sica Cuzic leads the Pride with 13.8 ppg, while Boogie Brozoski contributes 13.0 ppg.
Head Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey is in her 13th season as head coach, with a record of 204-178.
ABOUT WRIGHT STATE
Wright State enters the tournament 1-3, opening the season with a win over Marian but dropping the last three contests to CSU Bakerfield, UNLV and Belmont.
Emily Vogelpohl leads the Raiders with 12.3 ppg, followed by Angel Baker with 11.5 ppg and Taylor Mackenzie at 10.5 ppg.
Head Coach Katrina Merriweather is in her third year as head coach of Wright State with a record of 49-23.
Marist has started 3-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season to tie the program's longest winning streak to start a season in their Division I history.
Marist is 0-1 against Stetson all-time. Last meeting was in 2014, with Stetson claiming the win 57-50 in Waco, Texas.
The Marist bench has outscored the opposition's bench by a combined margin of 73-24 this season.
Marist has held the opposition to .339 (62-for-183) shooting from the field and .255 (14-for-55) shooting from three-point range through three games.
Rebekah Hand enters today's game with 999 career points, and Maura Fitzpatrick comes in with 968.
Following the conclusion of the tournament, the Red Foxes continue their road stint with a weekend in North Carolina against Elon and Duke on November 30 and December 2.
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