Morse Helps Marquette to 56-53 win at Seton Hall

Arlesia Morse scored Marquette's final five points to hold off Seton Hall.

Jan. 15, 2013

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Sophomore Arlesia Morse scored 13 points, including the final five points of regulation, as the Marquette University women’s basketball team held on to defeat Seton Hall, 56-53, on Tuesday evening at Walsh Gymnasium.

Junior Katherine Plouffe also tallied 13 points for the Golden Eagles (9-7, 1-2) and notched her fifth double-double this season with 10 boards. Freshman Brooklyn Pumroy was the third Marquette player in double figures with 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.

The game was tied at 51 each with 1:28 left to play when Morse converted a layup a made three free throws to seal the Golden Eagles’ victory.

Seton Hall (7-10, 2-2) was led by Brittany Morris with a game-high 18 points.

Marquette had a commanding presence on the backboards and out-rebounded the Pirates 38-27. The Golden Eagles finished shooting 36.7 percent (18-of-49) from the floor.

MU took a 24-23 lead in the first half after sophomore Apiew Ojulu converted a lay-up with 2:59 left to play. The Golden Eagles held Seton Hall scoreless in the final five minutes and used a 7-0 run to go into halftime with a 26-23 lead. Marquette shot 10-of-27 (37 percent) from the field in the opening half and had grabbed 24 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles continue a two-game road swing and travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. CT.




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