The 2017-2018 basketball season signaled a big step onto the national stage for Marist and it’s athletic department. The school, along with all of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference counterparts, began broadcasting all basketball games on ESPN3.
From beyond the grave, James J. McCann continues to perpetuate Marist Athletics through his foundation, the James J. McCann Charitable Trust.
Overall, Marist finished the year with a 20-14 record, finishing second in the MAAC standings and runner-up in the MAAC tournament.
The top seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats defeated the second-seeded Marist Red Foxes in the MAAC Women’s Basketball Championship game by a final score of 67-58 this afternoon. Marist’s record following the defeat is 20-13 overall, and while they lost today, their season will continue, as they earned a WNIT berth by being a conference finalist.
The Marist women’s basketball team defeated the third-seeded Siena Saints on Sunday in the semi-final round of the MAAC tournament by a score of 67-51. The Red Foxes move on to the MAAC finals in Albany where they will take on the number-one seeded Quinnipiac.
Fitzpatrick not only leads the league in minutes played, she also led Marist in steals with 36, and played a key role in the team’s number one field goal percentage at 37.1-percent.
The second-seeded Marist women’s basketball team defeated the seventh-seeded Manhattan Lady Jaspers by a score 84-60 in the quarterfinal round of the MAAC tournament at the Times Union Center on Friday afternoon.
When Marist announced all senior players to walk out to half-court with their loved ones to be honored during the pre-game, there was one player to step forward. Baab is the only senior on the team of 13. The 6’2 forward out of Chaska, Minnesota, has spent all four years at Marist, playing in 101 games.
Niagara forward Victoria Rampado got the best of Marist guard Rebekah Hand. More than that, Niagara led for the entire game in a 68-61 win on Saturday night in McCann Arena.
On McCann Arena’s annual “Pack the House” game at Marist, the crowd erupted after redshirt sophomore Alana Gilmer scored the team’s first basket, and fans did not have a reason to settle down until the final buzzer. Unfortunately, Quinnipiac thrives in situations like these.