The Muskingum University Women’s Basketball team ended their 10 game losing streak beating rival Marietta 76-61 Wednesday night.
The Muskies were led offensively by Taylor Maurer who finished with 17 points in the contest. Maurer made seven of nine shots from the field, which included making three out of four shots from behind the three-point arc.
The ladies shot 41% from the field as a team and only missed three times from the free throw stripe. On the night the Muskies made 23 of their 26 free throws which was good for 88% in the contest.
The Muskies held a twelve point lead at halftime 41-29. The Pioneers desperately tried to claw their way back in the second half, but the Muskies used a large portion of their 24 points off 22 Marietta turnovers to keep hold of the lead, which never dipped under eight points.
With the win the Muskies improve to 4-14 overall and 2-9 in the OAC. The team also now sits just one game out of OAC Tournament contention with seven games remaining in the season.