POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A layup by Lakeland High School alum Tori Jarosz with 1.8 seconds remaining gave Marist College a 64-63 victory over over Fairfield University on Sunday at Marist's McCann Arena.
The win brings the Marist women's basketball team to 14-14 (13-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) while the loss drops Fairfield to 16-11 (11-7 MAAC). Jarosz led the Red Foxes with a career high 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field and 7-for-7 from the free throw line to go along with 18 rebounds, good for her 22nd double-double of the year.
Senior Sydney Coffey chipped in with 19 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the floor, 1-for-4 from three and 4-for-6 from the charity stripe. Juniors Casey Smith and Kelsey Carey led the Stags with 14 points apiece on 6-for-14 and 7-for-13 shooting from the field. The Red Foxes shot .371 from the field, .192 from three and .867 from the free throw line. Fairfield shot .443 from the floor, .294 from deep and .667 from the charity stripe. Marist outrebounded the Stags 39-36, including 14-10 on the offensive glass.
Up next the Red Foxes go on the road for the final time this regular season with a trip to face Siena College on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.
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