Kiara Fisher Out for the Season With Shoulder Injury

Marist women’s basketball starting sophomore point guard Kiara Fisher is out for the remainder of the season after suffering an injury to her right shoulder.

During the second half of Saturday’s win against Niagara, Fisher came out of the game and appeared to receive treatment to her right shoulder area. She re-entered the game but missed Monday’s contest with her right arm in a sling. In games this season, Fisher sported protective padding on her right shoulder area.

Fisher broke the news herself via an Instagram post.

Fisher was the team leader in points (12.6), assists (3.6), and steals (2.1) per game. She transferred into Marist from Syracuse after playing 10 games in the 2020-21 for the Orange. She was part of the massive upheaval of the Syracuse roster, being one of 11 players to transfer out of Central New York during the off-season.

Through the first 15 games of Marist’s season, Fisher made 13 starts and led the team in minutes with 30.5 per game. She had flashes of greatness, going for 25 points against American and 22 versus Monmouth and scored in double-figures on seven other occasions. In addition to her scoring prowess, she is one of the quickest guards in the MAAC and was able to make plays for herself as well as others.

For all her ability to create, Fisher struggled to find consistency in her first season in Poughkeepsie. She averaged nearly four turnovers per game and was prone to inconsistent shooting, finishing the season at 39 percent from the field and 29 percent from three.

Fisher’s injury is a devastating blow to Marist’s hopes of defending its MAAC Championship crown. Senior guard Sarah Barcello, who averaged 12.6 points per game last season, is not with the team, and junior guard Trinasia Kennedy, who is still making her way back from off-season surgery, is not at 100 percent. Sophomore guard Emma Wax, who has shown that she can handle the ball, has not played since Jan. 8 due to injury.

Sophomore guard Anabel Ellison will assume starting point guard duties, and more pressure than ever will be on Fisher’s old friends Kennedy and sophomore forward Zaria Shazer to produce for an already struggling offense.

The Red Foxes sit a t 6-10 on the season and 4-4 in MAAC play. They face conference-leading Fairfield tonight at 7 p.m. in the McCann Center.

Photo from Marist Athletics

Edited by Bridget Reilly

Author: Jonathan Kinane

I'm a senior from Syracuse, NY, studying sports communication and journalism. I consider myself a die-hard Syracuse University sports fan, but I also follow the Knicks, Giants, and Yankees in the professional ranks. Sports and writing have long been my passions and I am excited for another year with Center Field.

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