Golden Eagles Hold off Rival Wisconsin, 77-61
Dec. 6, 2015
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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team jumped out to a 20-2 lead on in-state rival Wisconsin and held off the Badgers 77-61 on Sunday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.
The Golden Eagles (3-5) received balanced contributions on the day, led by a team-high 17 points from freshman Allazia Blockton. Classmates Erika Davenport, Danielle King and Natisha Hiedeman also reached double-digits with Davenport posting a career-best 13 points off the bench.
MU led 20-7 after the first quarter and was paced by six points from McKayla Yentz on a pair of 3-pointers. The Golden Eagles held a 41-26 lead at the half after almost doubling up the Badgers on the glass, 29-15, including a 14-5 edge in offensive rebounds.
The Golden Eagles held serve in the second half to hold off Wisconsin, outscoring the Badgers by a point over the final 20 minutes.
On the day, MU posted a 50-35 advantage in rebounds, resulting in a 31-7 edge in second-chance points.
Marquette will have the week off before playing Auburn on Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Al McGuire Center in a 1 p.m. Central time contest.
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