Marquette's Streak Ends at Georgetown, 75-72
Feb. 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C- The Marquette University women's basketball team's winning streak came to an end on Friday as the Golden Eagles fell at Georgetown, 75-72.
Marquette trailed by just a point, 73-72 with 17 seconds remaining after Allazia Blockton sank two free-throws, but the Hoyas answered with two from the foul line and a final shot from beyond the arc didn't fall for MU as time expired in the game.
Blockton led a trio of Golden Eagles (75-72) in double digits with 19 points, while Natisha Hiedeman recorded 18 and Erika Davenport tallied 15 points. Davenport also grabbed 10 boards for her sixth double-double of the season.
Georgetown (13-9, 6-6) extended its win-streak to four games and was led by Faith Woodard with a double-double posting 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Cold shooting hindered the Golden Eagles in the second half as they combined to shoot just 22.2 percent from the field and finished the night shooting 39.3 percent (24-61).
Marquette opened the game hitting the first five-of-seven shots and continued the offensive explosion through the end of the first quarter, shooting 57.9 percent from the floor in the first frame. The Hoyas briefly cut the Golden Eagles' lead to just nine points, 30-21 at the 8:59 mark of the second quarter, but MU extended the lead back to 15 points, 44-29 after Hiedeman connected on a three-pointer with 3:16 left in the half. Hiedeman's 11 points led the squad at the break, while Blockton tallied 10 points.
The Golden Eagles will travel to Villanova to take on the Wildcats on Sunday, Feb. 7 at Noon Central time. The BIG EAST Digital Network will carry the game live.
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