DePaul Ends Marquette's BIG EAST Tournament, 64-54
March 6, 2010
HARTFORD, Conn. - Angel Robinson and Paige Fiedorowicz each scored in double figures, but it was not enough as the Marquette women's basketball team fell to DePaul, 64-54, in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship, presented by New York Life Insurance, Saturday evening at the XL Center. The Blue Demons advance to play No. 2 seed West Virginia in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
Fiedorowicz led Marquette with 17 points off the bench and Robinson added 15 points - all in the second half - and eight rebounds.
Katherine Harry matched Fiedorowicz's game-high 17 points, while Sam Quigley added 16 points and Anna Martin chipped in 15 points for the Blue Demons who shot 43.1 percent for the game (22-of-51).
The Blue Demons jumped out to a quick 10-2 run in the first five minutes of the game and doubled that lead to 16 points, 27-11 with 8:08 to play in the first half.
Marquette cut DePaul's advantage to eight, 30-22, at the end of the first half, which was capped by a 3-pointer by Lauren Thomas-Johnson with 1:05 remaining in the first stanza.
The Golden Eagles got six first-half points each from Tatiyiana McMorris, Thomas-Johnson and Fiedorowicz.
The Blue Demons extended their lead to 11 points following a quick 3-pointer by Martin just 12 seconds into the second half. Marquette came within seven points courtesy of back-to-back 3-point plays by Robinson, however, buckets by Quigley and Martin gave the double-digit advantage back to DePaul.
The Blue Demons matched their largest lead of the game, 16 points, with 8:01 left in the game. For the final eight minutes, the closest the Golden Eagles could come is seven points on two occasions during the final minute of the game.
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