DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Marian University women's basketball (0-10, 0-6 NACC) rallied late but fell to Nazareth by a 69-61 final to open the Daytona Beach Shootout.
A three-pointer from Asia Hunter gave the Sabres an early 8-7 lead with only 4:20 left to play in the opening quarter, but the Golden Flyers closed out the quarter with a 14-4 run to take a 21-12 lead into the first break.
Marian bounced back to open the second quarter scoring the first eight points of the quarter to cut their deficit to one. The Sabres played tight with Nazareth the remainder of the quarter but couldn't get over the hump and trailed 31-26 heading to halftime.
Nazareth pulled ahead in the second half going ahead by as much as 14 midway through the fourth quarter. The Sabres would outscore the Golden Flyers the remainder of the game but fell by a final of 69-61.
Senior Rachel Serchen paced the Sabres with 22 points and eight rebounds going 10-11 from the charity stripe. Fellow senior Molly Magnus also finished in double-figures scoring 14 points, while freshman Sheyanne Glorfield came off the bench to score 10 points.
Marian closes out their trip to Florida taking on Stevenson at noon (CST) tomorrow, Thursday, December 20.