The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball team secured its 10th consecutive win with a 45-30 victory at Old Westbury. Sophomore Hannah Ramsden and freshman Emily Grasseler combined for 27 points, contributing to the team's 18-6 record. Despite shooting only 28.3% from the floor, the Mariners capitalized on a 17-4 points off turnovers advantage. Old Westbury's Phalan Smith scored nine points, but the team struggled with 0-of-12 shooting from distance and a 22.0% overall field goal percentage. The Mariners will conclude the regular season with a game at Farmingdale State on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.

By the Numbers
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's record: 18-6 (14-5 Skyline)
  • Old Westbury's record: 3-20 (2-17 Skyline)
  • Combined points by Hannah Ramsden and Emily Grasseler: 27
  • Mariners' shooting percentage: 28.3%
  • Old Westbury's shooting percentage: 22.0%
State of Play
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy extends winning streak to 10 games
  • Mariners will conclude the regular season with a game at Farmingdale State on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.
Bottom Line

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's basketball team clinched their 10th straight win, showcasing a strong defensive performance despite a modest shooting percentage. The victory sets the stage for their upcoming game at Farmingdale State as they aim to close out the regular season on a high note.