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Marymount Tops Women's Hoops

Kirstyn Arcata had six points in the Hornets non-league loss at Marymount Monday night.
Kirstyn Arcata had six points in the Hornets non-league loss at Marymount Monday night.

ARLINGTON, Va. – Host Marymount University combined a hot shooting night along with a strong defensive effort to down visiting Shenandoah 74-39 in non-league women's basketball action Monday night at Verizon Sports Arena.

The Saints (3-1) shot 59 percent in the first half (19-of-32), including 10-of-16 (63 percent) in the second quarter on their way to a 46-15 halftime lead over Shenandoah (2-2).

MU led 25-7 after one and kept the pressure up in the second, scoring 21 of the 30 points in the quarter to take the 31-point lead into the break.

Marymount forced the Hornets into 17 first half turnovers, which led to 29 points, and had a 17-7 edge on the glass.

The Saints ended up scoring 40 points off of 27 Hornets turnovers in the contest.

Shenandoah refused to fold, however, and outscored Marymount 15-9 in the final stanza. Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft's club shot 60 percent (6-for-10) in the fourth.

Sophomore Jordan Sondrol paced the visitors with 14 points and six rebounds while classmate Sarah Donley added four assists.

Ashley Stone had nine points to back up Sondrol.

Marymount ended up with a 34-19 edge on the glass and shot an even 50 percent (31-of-62) for the game.

Shenandoah opens up ODAC play at home Saturday in a 4 p.m. contest versus Emory and Henry. This game is the second half of a doubleheader with the SU men with men tipping-off versus E&H at 2.

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