Marquette Bests Xavier, 86-71
Feb. 12, 2017
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Allazia Blockton reached 1,000 career points by tallying 22 points to lead four in double figures as the Marquette women’s basketball team completed a perfect weekend with an 86-71 victory at Xavier on Sunday afternoon.
With a jumper at the 9:06 mark in the third quarter, Blockton became the 25th player in Marquette program history and the youngest to reach 1,000 career points, doing so in just her 56th career game and finishing the day with 1,015 career points.
Erika Davenport recorded her BIG EAST-leading 13th double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 boards. Amani Wilborn also added 15 points, while McKayla Yentz chipped in 13 for the Golden Eagles (19-7, 10-5 BIG EAST).
Marquette used a 15-0 run midway through the third quarter to break a 41-all tie en route to the victory. MU shot over 60 percent (20-33) in the second half, including 5-11 from 3-point range and went a perfect 7-for-7 at the free throw line, following a so-so first half that found it trailing Xavier, 36-34.
The Musketeers (11-14, 3-11 BIG EAST) put four players in double figures scoring led by Maddison Blackwell’s 20 points, while Raeshaun Gaffney added 11 and Kindell Fincher and Imani Partlow, who each chipped in 10 points.
Xavier finished the day shooting just 40.3 percent (27-67) from the floor and 5-of-16 from beyond the arc.
It was the 19th time this season that the Golden Eagles scored over 70 points and they moved to an impressive 17-2 on the year in such occurrences.
Marquette has three regular season games remaining and will play them all at home in Milwaukee. MU will host DePaul on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. CT on FS2 in its annual Play4Kay pink game.
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