Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Senior forward Shante Evans scored 19 points and grabbed 14 boards to become Hofstra's all-time leading rebounder, but Marist's Casey Dulin scored 25 as the Pride fell to the Red Foxes, 85-70, on Wednesday night in a non-conference matchup at McCann Arena.
Evans now has 1,045 career boards to move past Kate Gordon on Hofstra's all-time list. Gordon collected 1,031 career rebounds in a career that spanned 1994-98. But Hofstra fell to 1-4 with its fourth consecutive loss. Marist improved to 4-3.
Dulin scored 15 of her total points for Marist in the first half and was one of four Red Foxes to finish in double figures. Marist connected on eight of its 13 three-pointers in the second half while Elizabeth Beynnon scored 17.
Junior Annie Payton scored 16 points off the bench, including 12 in the opening half, to give Hofstra a boost. The Pride also had four players score in double figures for the second time this season as senior Candace Bond (13 points) and sophomore Andreana Thomas (12 points ) cracked the double-digit point plateau.
Thomas nearly finished with a double-double, tying a career high with seven assists.
Dulin's layup with 17:27 left put Marist ahead, 47-46, marking the last time Hofstra would lead. Freshman Alexis Carter drilled three-pointer with 12:18 left to put the Pride within 56-55 before the Red Foxes built some distance. Sydney Coffey's three-point head-on shot opened a 61-55 lead for Marist nearly midway through the second half, giving the home team a key cushion.
Dulin's right-wing three-pointer with 8:36 left opened a 10-point lead for Marist. Emma O'Connor (12 points) and Leanne Ockenden (12 points) also scored in double figures. Overall, Marist shot 12-of-25 from beyond the arc while Hofstra went 8-for-22.
Evans, a two-time All-American and watch list selection for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award, notched her second consecutive double-double and the third in five games this season. She is the only Hofstra player to score in double figures in every contest during the current campaign.
Evans reached the rebounding milestone just 1:27 into the game, grabbing her own miss to break Gordon's 14-year record. She nearly racked up a double-double in the first half, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help Hofstra erase an eight-point deficit and take a one-point halftime lead.
Hofstra came all the way back on its last possession before the end of the half when Thomas worked down the shot clock, beat man coverage with an impressive cross-over dribble and drew a three-point play to give Hofstra 40-39 edge heading into the locker room.
The Pride lost for the first time in seven meetings against Marist. Hofstra has built a second-half lead in three of five games this season. The Red Foxes, members of the MAAC conference, entered the night ranked 10th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll.
Hofstra will next be in action on Saturday against Harvard at 1 p.m. Following that contest, the Hofstra men's team will take on SMU at 4 p.m. to conclude the doubleheader at the Mack Sports Complex. For ticket information please call, (516) HOF-TIXX or visit GoHofstra.com.