Marquette Earns a 51-48 Road Victory at Georgetown
March 2, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomore Arlesia Morse sank two free-throws in the final ten seconds of play, which sealed a 51-48 victory for the Marquette women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon at Georgetown.
With the victory, Marquette improves to 14-14 overall and 6-9 in BIG EAST play, which broke a tie with the Hoyas in the conference standings. Georgetown is also 14-14 overall and falls to 5-10 in the league.
Senior Sarina Simmons led the Golden Eagles with 16 points and a career-best seven steals. She also grabbed six rebounds. Morse finished with 15 points and took four steals.
Georgetown was led by Sugar Rodgers with 21 points, while Andrea White tallied 12.
The Golden Eagles shot 36.7 percent (18-49) from the field for the game. Georgetown outrebounded MU, 36-29.
Marquette had an eight minute scoring drought that was broken when Morse converted two free-throws, but the Golden Eagles went 10 minutes without a field goal until Simmons made a layup at the 4:23 mark. The Hoyas went on a 13-2 run in that stretch.
MU opened the game on a 14-4 run in the first seven minutes. The Golden Eagles shot 44.4 percent (12-27) in the first half, including four three-point baskets and closed out the frame converting six consecutive free throws. Marquette went into the break with a 35-26 advantage.
Marquette will play its final game of the regular season on Monday, March 4 and host Cincinnati for senior night at 7:05 p.m. Simmons will be honored in a pregame ceremony.