Marquette Drops a 70-64 Decision at St. John's

Jan. 8, 2017

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QUEENS, N.Y -- Allazia Blockton tallied 20 points to lead the Golden Eagles, but it was not enough as the Marquette women's basketball team fell, 70-64 to St. John's on Sunday evening at Carnesseca Arena.

Blockton grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to go with her 20 points and also had four steals, while Natisha Hiedeman recorded 17 points with six boards and also grabbed four steals. Danielle King tallied 10 points.

Marquette (12-4, 3-2) shot just 29.7 percent (22-74) from the floor and was plagued by multiple scoring droughts in the game that allowed the Red Storm (11-4, 3-1) to hold control from start to finish. The Golden Eagles had a number of opportunities where they were able to cut into St. John's lead, but could not get closer than five points in the last frame.

MU won the battle on the glass with a narrow 41-39 advantage and came away with 10 steals.

A five minute scoring drought in the third quarter, including 11 consecutive missed field goals beleaguered the Golden Eagles, but Hiedeman snapped the scoreless stretch with a layup with 42 seconds remaining in the quarter before a pair of free throws from Blockton cut the deficit to seven points, 52-45 to close out the quarter.

The Red Storm opened the game with an 8-0 lead as the Golden Eagles did not score until Blockton connected on a shot at the 7:35 mark in the first quarter. St. John's led throughout the first half, but Danielle King was fouled on a three-point shot with 0.2 second left in the half and converted the free throw to cut the Red Storm deficit to 40-31 at the break.

St. John's was led by Jade Walker who poured in a career-best 32 points as Aaliyah Lewis chipped in 21 points with 10 assists for a double-double.

Marquette remains on the east coast and will travel down to Seton Hall to face the Pirates on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Central time. The game will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.




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