Marquette Athletics Weekly Report

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The Week in Review ...

Women?s Basketball (7-1, 1-0 BIG EAST)

? Marquette rebounded from a 17-point second half deficit to win its first ever BIG EAST contest, defeating a previously undefeated St. John's team, 60-57, on Tuesday at the Al McGuire Center. Junior Christina Quaye led all scorers with 23 points. Junior Danielle Kamm's three pointer with 45 seconds to play gave MU a 59-57 lead. Quaye had 19 points to lead Marquette to its fifth consecutive victory, a 73-63 win at Penn State on Friday. The Lady Lions went on a late 12-5 run, cutting the Marquette lead to just one at 59-58, with just under five minutes to play. That's when junior Jasmine McCullough took over, scoring five straight points - including a free throw which pushed the MU lead up to six ? at 66-60 ? with 2:01 to play. Marquette hit 5-of-7 free throws down the stretch to seal the game.

Men?s Basketball (6-3)

? The Marquette men?s basketball team balanced attack was the key to victory as the Golden Eagles defeated Valparaiso, 69-54, at the Bradley Center on Wednesday. Freshmen guards Dominic James and Jerel McNeal helped pave the way for Marquette with a team high 12 points apiece and combined for nine rebounds. Steve Novak had 14 points and Dominic James added 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, but it wasn't enough as Marquette fell to Wisconsin, 77-63, at the Kohl Center on Saturday. Wisconsin used a 23-10 run late in the first half to take a 44-31 lead into the locker room. The Golden Eagles had built a 21-19 lead on sophomore Ryan Amoroso?s layup at the 9:19 mark, and built a 23-19 lead on senior Chris Grimm?s putback with 8:14 remaining.

Indoor Track and Field

? The Marquette indoor track and field team competed a group of throwers at the Redbird Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Michael Boedeker placed fifth in the weight throw with a heave of 53-feet, 9-inches. Junior Damian Anisko placed fifth in the event. Anisko also tossed a personal best 44-feet, 1 1/2-inches in the shot put. Sophomore Jessica Ehlen placed fifth in the weight throw with a personal best 53-feet, 6 1/4-inch throw.

Congratulations ...

? Markus Roeders was named the 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year. By earning this regional award, Roeders is one of six other head coaches who will be considered for National Coach of the Year honors.

Games to Watch ...

Saturday, December 17

? After a week off for finals, Marquette?s men?s basketball team returns to action, taking on San Francisco at noon at the Bradley Center.

Sunday, December 18

? Riding a five-game win streak, the women?s basketball team returns to action after nine days off with a game against Wis.-Milwaukee at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Center.

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