Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

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

? Freshman Krystal Ellis scored 21 points ? two shy of her career-high ? leading five Marquette players in double digits in a 74-59 win over no. 23/24 St. John's on Wednesday. Ellis was 8-of-14 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from the outside. She also tallied four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of action. It was Marquette's first win over a ranked opponent since Jan. 8, 2004 when it downed no. 18 DePaul, 63-57 in Milwaukee. It was also the second win of the season against St. John's, as the Golden Eagles took a 60-57 win in their inaugural BIG EAST game on Dec. 6 at the Al McGuire Center.

Men?s Basketball (16-8, 6-5 BIG EAST)

? Quincy Douby scored 32 points and Ollie Bailey contributed 12 points and seven rebounds as Rutgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 91-84 win over Marquette on Sunday. Marquette rallied to within 81-77 before Douby drained a three-pointer with 2:09 remaining. Douby, the BIG EAST's leading scorer, went over 30 points for the third time this season. Freshman Dominic James led three Marquette players in double figures with 20 points, while senior Steve Novak added 18, but the Golden Eagles couldn't overcome the Scarlet Knights' 57.7 percent shooting in the second half.

Women?s Tennis (2-5)

? The Marquette women's tennis team was defeated by Indiana State, 5-2, in Bloomington, Ind., on Friday. Marquette pulled in two wins in singles play with sophomore Erin Watkins dominating Faszai Masiyazi, 6-2, 6-2, at no. 3 singles, and freshman Robin Metzler scoring a 7-5. 6-2 decision over Imane Lahlou, at the sixth position. MU was defeated by no. 31 Indiana on Sunday, 7-0. The Golden Eagles picked up one win in doubles competition where, the duo of junior Dominika Dabrowski and freshman Robin Metzler defeated Marah Calvo and Cecile Perton, 8-7.

Men?s Tennis (4-1)

? With a strong doubles effort in both matches, the Marquette men?s tennis team was able to defeat Chicago State (7-0) and Western Illinois (6-1), Sunday. Freshman Trent Hagan was unbeatable today, teaming up with Stephen Shao at no. 2 doubles and defeating Dejan Avramovic of Chicago State, 6-2, 6-2 and Justin Junck of WIU, 6-2, 6-0. The Leatherneck?s duo of Junck and Neil Lesinski played tough against Marquette, exchanging sets until Shao and Hagan broke to win the match, 8-6.

Indoor Track & Field

? The indoor track and field teams competed at the Pepsi Track & Field Challenge in Kenosha. Junior Kristina Malin won the 400m run in a time of 58.29. Sophomore Jessica Ehlen captured the weight throw with a heave of 53-feet-1 and the shot put with a toss of 13.23m. On the men's side, Scott Mueller and Josh Pinter finished first and third in the 3,000m run. Antonio Jones won the 55m dash in a time of 6.64 and placed second in the 200m (23.08). Brent Des Roches captured the mile run in 4:15.77. Jed Burey led a Marquette contingency in the 400m run, winning in a time of 50.51. Matt Piekarski won the long jump with a leap of 22-feet-6 1/4.

Games to Watch ...

Thursday, Feb. 16

? Women?s basketball visits USF at 7 p.m. EST to end a three game road trip.
? Men?s basketball hosts nationally ranked Georgetown at the Bradley Center at 8 p.m. in a game televised on ESPN.

Friday, Feb. 17

? Women?s tennis hosts Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

Saturday, Feb. 18

? The indoor track and field teams compete in their first BIG EAST Championships in the two-day event to be held in Akron, Ohio.
? Men?s tennis hosts Southern Illinois at 9 a.m. at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
? Men?s basketball hosts its second nationally ranked team in three days, taking on Pittsburgh at the Bradley Center at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19

? Track and field teams conclude the BIG EAST Championships. ? Women?s tennis hosts Rutgers at 10 a.m. at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium. ? Women?s basketball hosts Georgetown at 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.


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