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Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 4, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS – Jenna Sullivan scored her 1,000th career point and the Marian women's basketball team extended its winning streak to 11 games with an 86-59 win over Spring Arbor Saturday on John Grimes Court. Marian is now 23-3 overall and 13-1 in the Crossroads League.


The Knights shot 53 percent in the first quarter and forced six Spring Arbor turnovers, which helped them to a 24-16 lead. In the first quarter, Sullivan knocked down a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to give her 1,000 career points. She needed 129 games to accomplish the feat and became the third Marian basketball player to reach the milestone this week.

Marian distanced themselves even more in the second quarter thanks to some stellar defensive play. Spring Arbor finished the half shooting under 40 percent and the Knights scored 13 points off turnovers. Jessica Almeida came off the bench and led Marian with 10 points at the break, while Sullivan scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds. Joana Soeiro had five points and five assists.

In the third quarter the Knights extended their lead to as much as 25 as Sullivan and Kirkhoff joined Almeida in double figures. Marian coasted through the fourth and secured its 11th-straight win.

Sullivan led the Knights with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Kirkhoff scored 14 and Almeida finished with 13. Candace Danz was also in double figures with 13, and Soeiro finished with eight points and eight assists.

The Knights shot 48 percent from the field and knocked down 11-of-19 3-pointers. The Knights also knocked down 13-of-13 free throws and won the rebounding battle 38-30. Marian's bench outscored Spring Arbor's 33-9.

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Spring Arbor (Mich.) 12-14, 3-111611161659
Marian University 23-3, 13-12420212186
Feb. 4, 2017
Marian University PE Center
Attendance: 373
Spring Arbor (Mich.)Indv. LeadersMarian University
#21 Townsley, Kylie - 25Points #24 Jenna Sullivan - 16
#21 Townsley, Kylie - 6Rebounds #24 Jenna Sullivan - 9
3 Players - 2Assists #11 Joana Soeiro - 8
Spring Arbor (Mich.)Team StatisticsMarian University
39.6% (21 - 53) Field Goals % 48.4% (31 - 64)
28.6% (4 - 14) 3 Point Field Goals % 57.9% (11 - 19)
68.4% (13 - 19) Free Throws 100% (13 - 13)
30Rebounds 38
9Assists 23
20Turnovers 15
42nd Chance Pts 15