Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Women?s Basketball (15-6, 6-4 BIG EAST)

? With all five starters in double figures, led by freshman Krystal Ellis' 17 points, Marquette defeated Providence, 92-59, on Tuesday. Along with Ellis, junior Christina Quaye tallied 13 points; juniors Danielle Kamm and Jasmine McCullough each added 12 points and freshman Erin Monfre contributed 10 points. The Golden Eagles also had a solid night on the glass, outrebounding the Friars, 43-38. McCullough scored 12 points and senior Carolyn Kieger added 11 as Marquette dropped a 70-58 decision to Louisville on Saturday. Quaye had nine points and nine rebounds while sophomore Svetlana Kovalenko also added nine points.

Men?s Basketball (16-7, 6-4 BIG EAST)

? Senior Steve Novak had 29 points and eight rebounds, leading four Golden Eagles in double digits, as Marquette won 81-61 over St. John's on Wednesday. Novak was 8-of-14 from the floor ? including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc ? and connected on all seven of his attempts from the charity stripe. Freshman Dominic James added 16 points ? 14 of which came in the second half ? while freshman Jerel McNeal had 11 and sophomore Ousmane Barro scored 10. Villanova guard Allan Ray scored 28 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:54 left, to help No. 4 Villanova rally late for a 72-67 victory over Marquette on Saturday. Marquette played some inspired basketball in the first 37 minutes and nearly pulled off its second upset over a Top 10 BIG EAST team this season. Novak had 18 points to lead Marquette in scoring.

Women?s Tennis (2-3)

? The Marquette women?s tennis team opened its home season with a 5-2 loss to UIC at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium on Wednesday. Juniors Dominika Dabrowski and Francina Bonnelly tallied wins at at no. 2 and no. 3 singles to give Marquette its two points. With a full team effort, MU was able to sweep Saturday?s double header defeating Northern Illinois, 6-1, and Wis.-Milwaukee, 6-1. Four Marquette players ? Bonnelly, Dabrowski, freshman Lauren Little and sophomore Erin Watkins ? picked up two singles wins on the day.

Men?s Tennis (2-1)

? Sparked by the intensity of sophomore Pete VanLieshout, the Marquette men?s tennis team downed Eastern Illinois, 7-0, on Saturday at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium. The doubles team of freshman Brett Binkley and Van Lieshout sparked the Marquette victory by winning at the no. 1 spot, defeating the Panther?s Chuck LeVaque and Brandon Lenfert, 8-4. The freshmen duo of Stephen Shao and Trent Hagan continue to gain confidence as they defeated Chris Thomas and Sean Bush, 8-1.

Indoor Track & Field

? The indoor track and field teams had several outstanding performances at the Meyo Invite ? one of the nation's top indoor meets. Junior Michaela Courtney was fourth in the mile, clocking a time of 4:48.58. Senior Jon Shaffer was 16th in the 800m, running a time of 1:54.23.

Games to Watch ...

Wednesday, February 8

? The women?s basketball team hits the middle portion of a three-game road swing, playing its only BIG EAST repeat opponent. Marquette visits St. John?s in Queens, N.Y. at 7 p.m. EST.

Friday, February 10

? Women?s tennis travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the first of two weekend matches. MU takes on Indiana State at 4 p.m. EST.

Saturday, Feb. 11

? Women?s tennis concludes its trip taking on Indiana at 10 a.m. EST.
? The indoor track and field teams compete in the Pepsi Track and Field Challenge in Kenosha.
? Men?s tennis hosts a doubleheader, taking on Chicago State at 11 a.m. and Western Illinois at 4 p.m. at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

Sunday, February 12

? Men?s basketball returns to action after a week-long break as it takes on Rutgers at noon EST in Piscataway, N.J.


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