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Brittany Wilson had a putback and Olivia Applewhite a layup to make it a nine-point advantage. Fordham could only get within six the rest of the game.

“That’s the biggest difference from last year,” Gaitley said. “There used to be a fear that we can’t do this. Now it isn’t there anymore. We used our media timeouts as a barometer. Marah hit those shots quicker than we anticipated and we got back in it.”

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