Allazia Blockton scored a team-best 21 points and has scored in double figures over the last six games.
Dec. 3, 2015
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MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Marquette University women's basketball team held a 10-point third quarter lead, but could not pull the upset over No. 7 Oregon State, falling 65-58, on Thursday evening at the Al McGuire Center.
Allazia Blockton scored 21 points for Marquette (2-5), which led the Beavers most of the game by hustling on defense and scrambling for loose balls.
Jamie Weisner scored 26 points, Ruth Hamblin had 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Katie McWilliams added six points in the second half, including a key 3 from the left corner with 4:38 left for a 57-52 lead.
Trailing 40-30 with 7:35 left in the third quarter, the Beavers (6-0) finished the period on an 18-5 run, with Hamblin and Weisner combining for 14 points.
Weisner had 10 rebound for her double-double.
Oregon asserted itself on the glass in the second half.
Danielle King added 12 points for Marquette, which led 30-25 at halftime, and Amani Wilborn had 10.
The Beavers lead the nation in rebounding margin, outrebounding foes by 22.6. But Marquette was even on the glass with Oregon State at 22 at halftime. Hamblin had 12 rebounds in the second half, while Wiese had 11.
Oregon State had 19 turnovers, 14 in the first half with Marquette focused on denying entry passes to Hamblin.
The Golden Eagles went up-tempo on offense, but couldn't capitalize on all the Oregon State mistakes and mustered just 15 second-chance points.
Oregon State: The Beavers' No. 7 ranking matched the highest in school history. ... Hamblin finished with seven blocks, five in the first half.
Marquette: Blockton was averaging 16.3 points per game to lead Big East freshmen. ... The Golden Eagles were coming off two victories to win the FIU Turkey Slam tournament.
Oregon State hosts Idaho on Dec. 12.
Marquette hosts Wisconsin on Sunday.