MU Defeats Vanderbilt 80-67
Dec. 18, 2014
MILWAUKEE - In front of 3,000 Milwaukee Public School students, the Marquette women's basketball team (3-7) defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores (7-3), 80-67 Thursday at the Al McGuire Center.
The Commodores offense was propelled by redshirt freshman Rebekah Dahlman and sophomore forward Kristen Gaffney who both scored 13 points. Nine of Gaffney's 13 points came in the second half.
The halftime score was the largest point differential and largest number of points MU has scored at half this season at 45, surpassing the 42 points the Golden Eagles scored against Milwaukee on Nov. 26.
Marquette came out hot in the first half, shutting out the Commodores in the first three minutes of the game. MU eventually took the lead with 11 minutes left, 16-14, and held it for the remainder of play.
Elbert dished out six assists and led the Golden Eagles with 12 points in the first half. She ended the game with 14 points and a career-high-tying nine assists. MU scored 32 of its 45 first half points in the paint, outscoring Vanderbilt by 18.
The Golden Eagles return to action Sunday in their third of four home games in a row, taking on Western Illinois at 2 p.m. CT.
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