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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.


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  • Radio: All of Marist's games in the tournament will have free audio on, with Geoff Brault on the call.


  • 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.


  • 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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#10 Maura Fitzpatrick


5' 11"


#3 Alana Gilmer


6' 0"

Redshirt Junior

#23 Rebekah Hand


5' 10"


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