Marquette Drops a 101-67 Decision to DePaul

Grim dished out a career-high seven assists
Jan. 9, 2015

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team (4-11, 0-4 BIG EAST) dropped a Friday night BIG EAST matchup to DePaul (11-5, 3-1 BIG EAST) 101-67 at the Al McGuire Center.

Senior Apiew Ojulu hit five of her six shots on the way to 13 points to lead the squad, while freshman Kenisha Bell paced the Golden Eagles scoring 12 points and contributing three assists.

Freshman Hannah Grim played a career-high 26 minutes and was able to dish out seven assists, which was also a career high. Her assist total was the third highest by a MU player this season.

DePaul raced out to a fast start as Jessica January had seven of the Blue Demons' first 12 points after connecting on two triples. DePaul used a fast paced attack and put up 45 first half shots compared to MU's 31 and were able to hit 47 percent of its field goals.

After each made basket the Blue Demons employed a trapping 1-2-2 press that caused six of MU's 16 turnovers in the first half. DePaul only coughed the ball up six times in the first stanza.

DePaul was able to score 12 points of these turnovers, coupled with seven first-half three's, resulting in a 54-29 halftime advantage.

Sophomore McKayla Yentz tallied a career high in both points (nine) and minutes (17). Five of her points came in succession when she provided a spark off the bench converting an and-one opportunity and a layup the next possession.

The BIG EAST's leading scorer Brittany Hrynko, who averaged 32 points per game in three conference matchups, was limited to just nine points tonight on just 3-of-8 shooting.

January finished with a game-high 19 after she went 8-for-13 from the field, while Megan Podkowa chipped in with two three's to give her 17 to help lead the Blue Demons.

Overall, 42 of MU's 67 points came in the paint, while the Golden Eagles were able to hold DePaul to just 26 down low.

The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday as Butler travels to Milwaukee. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. Central time at the Al McGuire Center.

 

 

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