Dulin's Red Foxes triumph
Casey Dulin out of Jonathan Law was one of five players scoring in double figures when the Marist women’s basketball team registered the program’s first ever win over an ACC opponent with a 81-66 victory over Wake Forest Saturday night.
It was the final of three games for the Red Foxes in the Virgin Islands.
Dulin had 11 points, on 4-for-6 shooting, six assists and three steal
Elizabeth Beynnon finished 8-for-9 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, to score a game-high 22 points.
Marist (3-3) looked strong on both ends, jumping out to an 11-4 lead in the first four minutes, led by a layup and three-pointer from Beynnon.
The Red Foxes extended their lead to as much as 10 at 21-11 before Wake Forest (2-4) made a run, holding Marist without a basket for a 5:15 stretch.
Despite the offensive struggles, the Red Foxes held a 23-17 lead with 4:28 left in the first half as the defense forced seven turnovers by the Demon Deacons.
For the first time this season, Marist led at halftime, taking a 34-28 lead into the locker rooms. At the break, Beynnon had nine points, Kristina Danella had eight and Dulin had seven.
Leanne Ockenden, Dulin, Sydney Coffey and Emma O’Connor had two assists apiece, as Marist only committed four turnovers in the opening period.
Marist came out of the break on fire, opening the second half on a 16-8 run to open up a 14-point lead at 50-36.
From there, the Red Foxes protected a double-digit lead the rest of the game, never letting Wake Forest get closer than 13 points.
Marist returns home to McCann Arena for a midweek game Wednesday night against Hofstra.