KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2017) – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball game was defeated by visiting Sage, 52-43, in Skyline Conference action at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The loss drops the Mariners' record to 11-10 (7-9 Skyline), while the Gators improve to 15-8 (10-5 Skyline).
Senior Rachel Wehlburg (Herndon, Va.) led USMMA with 10 points in the contest, while freshman Shelby Peters (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) added nine and her classmate Kaleigh D'Arcy (White Plains, N.Y.) chipped in with eight. Both Peters and Wehlburg tied for the team-high with eight rebounds each.
Two players for Sage led everyone on the court with 18 points each on the afternoon - junior Genevieve Schoff and sophomore Kaitlyn Bowman. Schoff also finished with a game-high 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Throughout today's men's and women's basketball doubleheader, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Department hosted its inaugural "It's On Us Day." Fun activities such as trivia, music trivia, halftime games of knockout and a pie-eating contest between games were staged during the day. Anyone that signed up to take the "It's On Us" pledge to do their part to stop sexual assault and sexual harassment were given a KP It's On Us t-shirt. Congratulations go out to third company, who had the most midshipmen take the pledge, 56. For more information, visit www.ItsOnUs.org.
The Mariners are right back at it tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 12, when they travel up to New London, Conn., to take on arch-rival Coast Guard in a Superintendents' Trophy matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Bears' Roland Hall. Live coverage of the contest will likely be available with links on the USMMA Women's Basketball Schedule Page before game time on Sunday.
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Women’s Hoops Set Back By Sage At Home, 52-43
|Sage (15-8, 10-5, SKY)||8||10||23||11||52|
|Merchant Marine (11-10, 7-9 SKY)||14||4||12||13||43|