Marquette Athletics Weekly Report
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The Week in Review ...
Men?s Basketball (7-0)
? After keeping its opponent to shooting just 42.3 percent from the field, Marquette topped Delaware State, 66-60, Wednesday at the Bradley Center. The Golden Eagles enjoyed a double digit cushion for most of the game, but three turnovers and two Marquette fouls in the last minute allowed the Hornets to get six easy points and tighten the score in the last seconds. The Golden Eagles dominated the Delaware State under the basket, out-rebounding them 37 to 15, but were unable to contain forward Jahsha Bluntt who put up half of Delaware State?s 24 first half points and finished the game with 17. After getting tapped with two fouls early in the game, Travis Diener saw only 10 minutes of action but posted five points and three rebounds in the first half. Diener came out playing hard in the second and turned in 15 points to lead the team with 20 total points, adding four assists and four rebounds. Dameon Mason contributed 15 points and eight rebounds while Steve Novak?s 12 points rounded out Marquette?s double digit scorers.
Women?s Basketball (5-1)
? Junior forward Efueko Osagie led Marquette with a career-high 16 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 78-64 win over Wisconsin at the Al McGuire Center on Wednesday. While Marquette?s offense was impressive in the win, its defense was key to holding the potent Wisconsin scoring attack, which was averaging 74.8 points per game coming into the contest. Osagie?s five steals led the defensive effort which recorded 15 steals and seven blocks on the night. Marquette outscored Wisconsin 25-10 in points off turnovers as the Golden Eagles took care of the ball, turning it over just nine times. Freshman Svetlana Kovalenko continued to be impressive off the bench early in her career, scoring 10 points for her third consecutive double-figure scoring game. Junior Carolyn Kieger scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds in the win.
In a battle of undefeated teams, Wis.-Green Bay defeated Marquette, 69-51, at the Phoenix Sports Center in Green Bay on Saturday. For Marquette, sophomores Christina Quaye and Danielle Kamm each scored 14 points, while junior Carolyn Kieger had 10 points. After taking a nine-point halftime lead, Wis.-Green Bay went on an 11-4 run to take a 16 point advantage. Marquette was able to close the gap to 14 midway through the period, but the Phoenix built the second half lead to as many as 25. Marquette closed the first half strong. After trailing 29-16, the Golden Eagles scored six straight to cut Green Bay?s margin to seven points. However a basket by Natalie Bergman extended UWGB?s lead back to nine at the break, 31-22.
Games to Watch ...
Tuesday, Dec. 7
? The men?s basketball team continues its marathon home stretch, which lasts the duration of December, taking on South Dakota State at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
? The women?s basketball team continues its three-game road trip with a trip to Iowa. Marquette tips off with the Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa.
Saturday, Dec. 11
? The Marquette women wrap up the road swing visiting Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. at 4 p.m. EST.
? The Marquette men play host to Wisconsin in an intra-state battle at 7:30 p.m. at Al McGuire Court at the Bradley Center.
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