Marquette Rolls to a 84-36 Win Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Arlesia Morse

Dec. 4, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - Behind a balanced scoring effort that featured every player in the lineup contributing at least one point, the Marquette University women's basketball team cruised to an 84-36 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.

Arlesia Morse led all scorers with 19 points, while Katherine Plouffe added 14 points, Apiew Ojulu chipped in 11 points and Sarina Simmons finished with 10. Morse scored 14 of her points in the second half and nine of Ojulu's points came at the free throw line. Simmons registered her second double-double of the season as she pulled down 10 rebounds.

The Golden Eagles led the entire game and owned a 33-14 advantage at the break. Marquette held the Lady Lions to just three points through the opening five minutes of the second half, while scoring 14 to go ahead 30 points, 47-17. The Golden Eagles took their largest lead of the game, 51 points (84-33) with 40 seconds to play after Chelsie Butler converted a pair of free throws.

The Golden Eagles controlled the boards by owning a 41-34 rebounding margin and also forced Pine Bluff to commit 28 turnovers and scored 34 points off those miscues. Arkansas-Pine Bluff's 33 points are the lowest an opponent has scored this season and fewest since MU held Vermont to 19 points on Dec. 3, 2010.

The Golden Eagles will open BIG EAST Conference action at No. 3 Notre Dame on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Tipoff at the Purcell Pavilion is set for 6 p.m. CT.




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