Golden Eagles Roll Past Richmond, 98-80
Nov. 29, 2015
MIAMI, Fla.--Natisha Hiedeman led six Golden Eagles in double digits with 21 points as the Marquette women's basketball team rolled past previously unbeaten Richmond, 98-80, in the final of the 2015 FIU Turkey Slam on Sunday afternoon at FIU Arena.
Along with Hiedeman, Allazia Blockton (18 points), McKayla Yentz (16 points), Danielle King (12 points), Erika Davenport (10 points) and Amani Wilborn (10 points) each recorded double figures for MU (2-4), while Davenport also took down a career-best 11 boards for her first career double-double. Yentz reached a new career-high with her 16 points scored, hitting four shots from beyond the arc.
"I could not be more proud of this group and how we have responded the past week," said head coach Carolyn Kieger. "Today was the best team basketball that we have played with 20 assists to just 13 turnovers, which definitely shows me that we are growing on the offensive end. It was fun to see the team sharing the ball and getting excited for each other. I am especially proud of our effort and grit this weekend."
Marquette connected on 47.1 percent from the floor (33-70) and matched a season high effort with 11 shots from three point range. The Golden Eagles pounded the glass and outrebounded Richmond (5-1) 48-36, and scored 38 points in the paint.
The Golden Eagles dished out a season-high 20 assists to each other led by a career-best six assists from Wilborn, while Hiedeman gave out five. Marquette turned the ball over a season-low 13 times on Sunday.
"This was a great trip for us both on and off the floor and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to bond on this trip and get the two W's," Kieger said.
The Golden Eagles will return home to begin a three-game homestand and are set to host No. 7/7 Oregon State on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Central time live on FS1.
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