Slow start proves costly for Sabre women's basketball

Brianna Horton goes up for a layup.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Marian University women's basketball (0-11, 0-6 NACC) closed out the Daytona Beach Shootout falling to Stevenson by a final of 74-47.

The Mustangs jumped on the Sabres early taking a 15-4 lead midway through the first quarter.  Stevenson used this quick start to take a 28-9 lead heading into the second quarter.  In the second stanza, the Sabres would fair much better only being outscored 16-14.  The Sabre offense outshot the Mustangs in the quarter going 7-19 (.368) from the field.

The Sabres also put together a strong fourth quarter where they outscored Stevenson 11-9.  The Marian defense stood out in the quarter holding the Mustangs to 4-17 (.235) shooting.

Marian had three scorers with eight points to lead the way in senior Molly Magnus, junior Carley Wilson, and freshman Sierra Strope-Robinson.  Senior Rachel Serchen closed out the game with seven points and nine rebounds, five of which were offensive.

Marian returns home and to NACC action hosting Benedictine Saturday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. from Sadoff Gym.