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February 5th, 2014

Ockenden Scores 1,000 Career Point Against Monmouth

Senior Leanne Ockenden eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark on Saturday.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - The Marist women’s basketball team defeated Monmouth on Saturday, 65-40. During the game, senior Leanne Ockenden eclipsed the 1,000 career points mark, becoming only the 20th player in program history to do so. Ockenden finished with 14 points. Senior Casey Dulin posted 14 points seven boards, and four assists. Sophomore Madeline Blais had 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Redshirt junior Tori Jarosz had seven points and an additional seven rebounds while sophomore Sydney Coffey contributed eight points and four rebounds.

Marist opened up the game on a 10-0 run, fueled by points from four different Red Foxes. Monmouth’s Helena Kurt put the Hawks on the board, sinking a three at the 16:04 mark. Blais responded with a three, followed by a layup from Kurt to make it 15-5. Each team posted eight points over the following seven minutes to make it 23-13 in favor of Marist. The Red Foxes closed the half leading 36-17.

Monmouth came out strong in the second half, going on a 14-8 run to pull within 13, the closest the Hawks would get to gaining the lead in the second half. Marist exploded over the following seven minutes, posting a 19-5 run to take a 24 point lead with 3:55 to play. The Hawks scored four points to Marist’s two to close the game as the Red Foxes defeated Monmouth.

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