Women's Basketball
Marquette Falls 76-72 at Georgia Tech

Katie Young matched a career-high with 18 points


Katie Young matched a career-high with 18 points

Nov. 18, 2012

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ATLANTA, Ga - Trailing by 12 points with two minutes left in the game, a late rally by the Marquette women's basketball team (1-1) came up just short as the Golden Eagles fell, 76-72, Sunday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion.

MU went on an 11-2 run over the final two minutes, holding the Yellow Jackets to just a layup in that stretch, but ran out of time after sophomore Arleshia Morse connected on two free throws.

Junior Katie Young narrowly missed recording a double-double as she led four Golden Eagles in double figures with a career-high-tying 18 points and nine rebounds. Morse tallied 15 points on 5-for-14 shooting, including two from three-point range. She also gave out five assists.

Also posting double figures was senior Sarina Simmons with 11 points and junior Katherine Plouffe with 10 points. Simmons also grabbed nine boards and had two steals with two blocks.

"it is always tough to win on the road," head coach Terri Mitchell said. "We must put a premium on taking care of the ball. We battled for 40 minutes and we will learn from our mistakes and grow as a team. We are looking forward to getting back to practice to correct our turnovers and capitalize on the things we did well."

Marquette combined to shoot 46.3-percent from the field (25-54), but won the battle of the boards with 47, while Georgia Tech pulled down 32.

The Yellow Jackets scored the game's first nine points before freshman Brooklyn Pumroy converted a layup at the 17:48 mark, which put MU on the board. The Golden Eagles went on a 12-0 run over four minutes to take a 14-12 lead with 13:22 remaining in the half.

 

 

Simmons closed the first half with a tip-in that put Marquette within four points, 37-33 heading in to the break. The first half had six lead changes.

The Golden Eagles travel to Texas A&M for a Thanksgiving tournament beginning Friday, Nov. 23 when they face Marshall at 4:30 p.m. MU will close the tournament facing the host, Aggie

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