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January 16, 2013

Warrior women shoot lights out in victory

NORTH ANDOVER – Behind a career-highs 24 points from sophomore point guard Chloe Rothman, Merrimack women’s basketball won 82-75 over Le Moyne.

The Warriors (10-4 overall, 6-4 NE-10) shot a season-best 57.4 percent from the floor.

Rothman added eight assists and converted a career-high 10 of 12 free throws.

Senior Kelly Schatzlein finished with 18 points, going 8 of 9 from the floor, and added nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, Ashley Weissmann poured in 15 points on 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

Jaclyn Lyons finished with 10 points and five boards.

The Warriors led by only one point with 3:07 left, but a Weissmann 3-pointer and Rothman’s strong free throw shooting (7 of 8 down the stretch) gave the Warriors the seven-point victory.

Merrimack held the Dolphins to 40.3 percent from the floor, including just 5 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Both teams finished with 34 points in the paint while the Warriors bench outscored the Dolphins bench 22-17, improving their record to 8-2 when their bench outscores the opponents bench.

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