No. 23 Marquette Falls at Green Bay, 63-55
Dec. 2, 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The 23rd-ranked Marquette University women’s basketball team was unable to recover from its slow start and fell to host Green Bay, 63-55, in front of a raucous crowd at the Kress Center on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles (3-3) finished with three players in double-figures, led by Amani Wilborn who notched 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Danielle King added 16 points, while Natisha Hiedeman scored all 10 of her points in the second half.
Green Bay, which received votes in the most recent AP poll, held Marquette to fewer than 83 points for the first time this year. The Phoenix (6-1) are holding opponents to just over 50 points per game on the season.
GB raced out to a big first-half lead. The Phoenix shot over 50 percent (14-27) in the first half and outscored MU, 16-7, in the second quarter to lead 35-19 at the break.
Marquette overcame a dismal first-half shooting performance (7-26) by outscoring Green Bay, 36-28 in the second half, but the hosts staved off a late comeback with their stifling defense in the final minutes.
The Golden Eagles look to rebound on Monday, Dec. 4, when they host another in-state foe in Wisconsin at the Al McGuire Center at 7 p.m. Central time.
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