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Women’s Basketball: MU’s Winning Hot Streak

Women’s basketball finished their three game run on the road at William & Mary, winning 67-56. The Hawks added on to their winning streak, as they now have three straight wins and tack on their seventh win on the road this season. This is not only the longest road win streak under head Coach Ginny Boggess but the second longest road win streak in Monmouth program history.

This was not just any road game for Monmouth, but their first win against the Tribe in four tries since joining the CAA last season.

William & Mary started the game off strong, leading 7-2 in the first, but Monmouth went on an impressive 12-0 run to take the lead, 14-7, Exanor with five points during the 12-0 stretch. The Tribe cut the lead to four before Monmouth took their lead back and ended the first quarter up 18-10.
The start of the second quarter was in the hands of the Tribe once again, scoring the first six points. After a Monmouth timeout, Monmouth scored four out of the next six points and led 22-18 with 4:10 until halftime. Both teams went back and forth until Nylah Young for William & Mary made William & Mary’s last four points of the period to put her team up 27-26.

It was not until the second half that Monmouth took control and started the third quarter with an 11-2 run that gave them a 37-29 advantage with 5:55 left in the third. Efforts from Kaci Donovan and Sandrine Clesca sent Monmouth into the final quarter up 42-36.

Monmouth dominated the fourth quarter, shooting a staggering 83.3% from the field. With just under four and a half minutes left in regulation, the Hawks continued to hold the Tribe and claimed the victory 67-56.

Monmouth finished the game shooting 49.1% from the floor and 73.9% in just the second half while holding the Tribe to a 35.0 field goal percentage for the entire game.

This was senior Taisha Exanor’s first double-double of her career with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. This was her first game this season to score in the double digits.

The Hawks return home on Friday, Feb. 2, when they will host Towson at the OceanFirst Bank Center.