Marquette Falls 76-72 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 18, 2012
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.
"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