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Maloney, Barrie score 1,000th, Cardinals hold off Panthers 65-57

Maloney, Barrie score 1,000th, Cardinals hold off Panthers 65-57

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team made history twice in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Davenport University Thursday at the James E. O'Neill Jr. Arena.

Maddie Barrie and Maddie Maloney each scored the 1,000th-point of their careers, both reaching the milestone on second-half free throws, as the Cardinals held off the Panthers for a 65-57 win. The victory moves SVSU to 16-9 overall and 11-7 in the GLIAC heading into the final game of the regular season.

How it Happened:

  • Both teams started off slow with Maddie Maloney breaking the ice with a 3-pointer nearly three minutes in to give the Cardinals the lead.
  • SVSU went on a 10-0 run to close the first quarter capped by a layup from Victoria Stafford, giving the Cardinals a 16-7 lead after one.
  • The Cardinals led by as many as 11 in the second quarter, but the Panthers trimmed the deficit to 27-21 heading to the break.
  • Leading by three points in the final minute of the third, Kaitlyn Zarycki hit a layup to make it a 44-39 lead for SVSU after the third.
  • With 6:48 to play, Maloney hit the second of a pair of free throws to reach 1,000 points for her career.
  • Maloney helped the Cardinals pull away late with a pair of critical 3-pointers.
  • In the final minute with the Cardinals up six, Maddie Barrie caught an inbounds pass and was fouled. She hit her first free throw to reach 1,000 points for her career.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Kaitlyn Zarycki led the Cardinal scorers with 18 points, adding five rebounds and three assists.
  • Maddie Maloney finished with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, adding four assists.
  • Maddie Barrie added 11 points.
  • Tori DePerry had a team-high nine rebounds.
  • The Cardinals shot 22-of-56 from the field, 4-of-15 from deep, and 17-of-19 from the line. SVSU outrebounded Davenport 37-35.
  • Toni Grace led the Panthers with 14 points.

Up Next:

The Cardinals close the regular season on Senior Day against No. 2 Grand Valley State University at 1 pm Saturday at the O'Neill Arena. The Cardinals handed the Lakers their lone loss of the season earlier this season.

Interview with Maddie Maloney and Maddie Barrie below: