Marquette Stumbles, 88-58, at Seton Hall
Jan. 16, 2015
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.-- Sophomore McKayla Yentz turned in a career night scoring 12 points to lead the Marquette women's basketball team (4-13, 0-6) as it fell, 88-58 at Seton Hall (16-2, 5-1) Friday night at Walsh Gymnasium.
Yentz shot 4-for-9 from the field, including a career-best three from three point range. She also grabbed two rebounds and dished two assists. Freshman Kenisha Bell notched her 15th double digit game this season with 10 points.
The Golden Eagles combined to shoot 24-for-77 from the field (31.2 percent), including six from long range. MU's bench outscored the Pirates' 26-11 thanks to Yentz' 12 points and each squad pulled down 48 rebounds for the night.
MU opened the first half with a 7-3 lead in the opening minutes, but Seton Hall used a 19-4 run over 8:49 and the Golden Eagles trailed 22-11 at the 8:04 mark. The Pirates took a 43-20 lead into the half and held Marquette to just 23.1 percent (9-36) shooting from the field. Each team had grabbed 27 rebounds at the break.
Seton Hall had four players post double figures led by 24 from Daisha Simmons, while Ka-Dierdre Simmons recorded 17 points. Together the Pirates shot 47.1 percent (33-70) from the field and converted 14 free throws.
Marquette will travel up north to finish its weekend at St. John's. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. CT and will be shown live on ESPN3.
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