ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Danielle McNabb’s career high 21 points along with a bench that outscored St. John Fisher’s 42-5 helped fuel No. 6 Rochester (N.Y.) to a 76-66 victory on Tuesday. McNabb also tied a career-high with eight rebounds.

The first half was sluggish with neither team finding the basket early. The Cardinals (5-8) were the first team to reach 10 points after over seven minutes of action. St. John Fisher was able to hold on throughout most of the first half with the score being within one point as late as two minutes remaining.

Rochester (12-0) was paced in the half by Kelly Scull’s six points and McNabb’s eight points and five rebounds. At the half, Fisher’s Portia Velasco and Camaryn Buckner each had seven points. Rochester ended the first half on a 10-0 run to take a six-point lead, 32-26.

Field Goal Percentage 46 37
Rebounds 42 35
Assists 23 13

The second half started with a 7-0 Fisher run allowing the Cardinals to take the lead. A McNabb layup five minutes into the second half put the Yellowjackets up 38-37, giving them a lead they would not relinquish for the rest of the game.

UR’s bench outscored the shorthanded Cardinals who only played seven players by 37 points. The Yellowjackets ended the game with three players in double figures, Jackie Walker and Loren Wagner’s scored 10 points. 

Scull finished a perfect 4-4 from the floor and also finished with a career-high eight points. Wagner pulled down nine rebounds and Walker dished out five assists to lead UR.

For St. John Fisher, Meghan Soja and Buckner led the way with 17 points apiece and Velasco finished with 15. Sydney Bloomstein was the Cardinals leading rebounder finishing with eight boards, while Brooke Seavitt and Velasco handed out four assists.