She didn't know if she would even play against the Seattle Storm because of a minor injury but Oregon State All-American Center and the first round draft pick of the Phoenix Mercury was fine by tip off . She helped get the tip and below her first moments in the WNBA including her first basket!!
Marie wound up with ten points and six boards in 22 minutes....three assists a block and a steal. Marie and the Mercury came up a little short losing to the Storm 73-69. Marie and the Mercury will be back in Seattle to face the Storm in the regular season May 20th.