Marquette Outlasts Fordham, 51-48

Senior Sarina Simmons had 10 points

Dec. 1, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Despite a late threat, the Marquette women's basketball team (4-2) pulled out a 51-48 victory over Fordham (5-2) on Saturday evening at the Al McGuire Center.

Senior Sarina Simmons and freshman Brooklyn Pumroy led the Golden Eagles with 10 points apiece. Pumroy also grabbed five boards and had three steals.

Junior Katherine Plouffe was near a double-double with nine points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

Sophomore Cristina Bigica recorded a season-high eight points and pulled down a career-best seven boards in the game.

Marquette continued to dominate the boards as a team and outrebounded the Rams, 55-33.

With 4:34 left to play in the game, the Golden Eagles led47-38 after Pumroy connected on a free-throw. The Rams cut the lead to three points, 47-44 after a layup with 50 seconds remaining then sank a three-point basket with 26 seconds remaining as MU led, 49-47. Simmons converted one-of-two shots at the foul line to push the lead back to three points. Plouffe also hit one-of-two free throws in the final seconds, which was enough to give the Golden Eagles a 51-48 victory.

MU shot 19-for-54 (35.2-percent) from the field and went 11-for-22 from the charity stripe.

Marquette quickly jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first half. Junior Katie Young hit a jumper at the 9:55 mark, which extended the lead to 17-9, but Fordham's offense responded and went on a 7-2 run, which closed the gap three points at 19-16. The Golden Eagles led 23-16 at halftime.

Plouffe had pulled down eight rebounds at the break and led MU with six points on 3-for-9 shooting. The Golden Eagles shot 10-for-30 for 33.3-percent in the first half.

Fordham's Marah Strickland led all scorers with 14 points.

Marquette will travel to Madison on Wednesday, Dec. 5 for a matchup with instate-foe, Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. It will be the Golden Eagles only road game in December.




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