Marquette Falls, 75-55 at Green Bay
Nov. 13, 2015
GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Every available player saw time as eight freshmen made their collegiate debuts as the Marquette women's basketball team dropped its season opener at Green Bay, 75-55, on Friday evening at the Kress Center.
The Golden Eagles shot 22-55 (40%) from the field, while Green Bay (1-0) connected on 29-for-64 (45.9%) and scored 18 points off of MU's turnovers.
The Golden Eagles finished the first half down by just six points, 36-30 heading into the break. MU shot 13-for-31 from the floor (41.9%), led by seven from Blockton. Marquette trailed 14-4 with 5:48 left in the first quarter, but ended that frame on a 6-0 run over the final 2:35, cutting Green Bay's lead to 21-12.
A jumper from Danielle King, cut the Phoenix's lead to just five points at the 6:28 mark of the second quarter and Ines Mata's layup in the final 37 seconds of the half kept the difference at six points. MU's defense forced Green Bay to miss two of their final shots as the horn sounded.
The Golden Eagles were able to cut the lead to a narrow seven-point advantage after Shantelle Valentine sank a layup with 5:53 in the third quarter, but the Phoenix answered to hold MU scoreless over the next two minutes and was able to extend the lead to56-43 after a buzzer-beater three-point shot from beyond half court.
Green Bay pressed its lead to its largest 22-point advantage in the final quarter on a layup as Blockton connected on two free throws in the final 42 seconds for the last points of the game.
The Golden Eagles will be back on the court on Monday, Nov. 16 at Noon when the squad hosts IUPUI in the home opener for annual MPS Day. The game can be viewed live at gomarquette.com.
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