Marquette Falls to No. 19/17 Georgetown, 67-39

Sarina Simmons led MU with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Jan. 17, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team scored a season-low 39 points, falling to No. 19/17 Georgetown Tuesday evening at the Al McGuire Center, 67-39.

Sarina Simmons led the Golden Eagles (12-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) with a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds on what was a difficult night offensively for Marquette.

Sugar Rodgers led the Hoyas (15-4, 4-2) with 18 points, while Tommacina McBride chipped in 14 points off the bench.

Gabi Minix contributed seven assists for Marquette, and Katherine Plouffe led the team in rebounding with 10 boards, but the Golden Eagles struggled to from the field connecting on only 27.3 percent of their attempts.

Georgetown erupted early, opening the game on a 20-6 run. Marquette fell behind by as many as eighteen points in the first half, and trailed by that margin at the break, 35-17.

It was a dismal first half for the Golden Eagles, who turned the ball over 15 times, leading to 18 points from Georgetown. Marquette shot 30.4 percent from the field, but connected on just one of ten three point shots in the opening 20 minutes.

Georgetown pulled away in the second half as Marquette's struggles persisted, and their lead swelled to 28 points with 10 minutes left to play. Katie Young scored Marquette's first bench points of the night with just under eight minutes remaining in the contest.

Marquette will be back in action at the Al McGuire Center on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.




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