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Maple Leafs Have No Answer For Heberlein

11/06/2012 – The women's basketball team won their second consecutive game as they defeated Goshen by the count of 84-63. The Saints improved to 2-1 overall, while the Maple Leafs (0-2) continue to search for their first win of the season.

The Saints were quick out of the gates as they built an early 12-0 advantage. Aquinas converted 12 of their first 14 field goals and built the lead to as many 18 during the first twenty minutes. The Saints offensive outburst during the first half was spearheaded by Allison Heberlein, who scorched the nets for 22 points. Heberlein, a sophomore from Haslett, first half antics included 9-12 shooting from the field and 4-5 from beyond the three point arc. Overall the Saints converted 61% of their shots in the first half and took a 48-34 lead into the locker room.

Aquinas built the lead to as many 29 during the second half, while Heberlein's scored a career high 34 points. Allison's prolific night was the first scoring effort to go over 30 points since Joslyn Narber recorded 34 against Shawnee State in March of 2010. The Saints also got a lift from Shelby Carter who scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Freshman Elyse Starck also played big as she scored nine points, dished out six assists and also pulled down four rebounds. The Saints finished off the Maple Leafs and claimed the 83-62 victory.

The Saints will now hit the road with a date with Rochester College (1-1) on Saturday.

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