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Fitz helps Marist women reach MAAC finals

Mar 8, 2008 - 8:10 PM ALBANY, New York (Ticker) -- Rachele Fitz scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as 20th-ranked Marist advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament final with a 78-67 triumph over Saint Peter's on Saturday.

Nikki Flores finished with 14 points but committed 10 turnovers for the Red Foxes (30-2), who shot 43 percent (19-of-44) from the field en route to their 20th consecutive victory.

Julianne Viani had 12 points and Sarah Smrdel added 10 for Marist, which has not lost to a conference opponent since February 16, 2007.

The Red Foxes will face Iona, a 74-69 winner over Fairfield, in Sunday's championship game.

Lauma Reke collected 16 points and Johnell Burts had 14 for the Peacocks (19-12), who shot just 33 percent (23-of-69) en route to their fifth straight loss to the Red Foxes.








  • MAAC TOURNAMENT
    AT ALBANY NY
    NCAA WOMENS BB MAAC TOURNAMENT
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    ST PETERS 35 32 67
    MARIST (20) 39 39 78 FINAL

    Mar 8 2:11 PM


  • MAAC TOURNAMENT
    AT ALBANY NY
    NCAA WOMENS BB ST PETERS 35
    (20) MARIST 39 HALFTIME

    Mar 8 12:46 PM