Golden Eagles Rout Milwaukee, 101-81
Dec. 22, 2015
MILWAUKEE -- Three players recorded career-highs as the Marquette University women's basketball team rolled past local-foe Milwaukee, 101-81, on Tuesday evening at the Klotsche Center. It was the first time the Golden Eagles (5-6) have eclipsed 100 points since March 11, 1995 in a 102-99 victory over Memphis.
Natisha Hiedeman led all players with a career-best 30 points on 6-of-8 shooting from long range, while reigning BIG EAST Freshman of the Week Allazia Blockton also recorded a new career high with 25 points, while junior McKayla Yentz tallied 17 points for her new career best. Both Blockton and Yentz grabbed seven rebounds for MU. Hiedeman's 30 points was the first for Marquette since Arlesia Morse totaled 30 last season against Georgetown on Feb. 2.
Also in double digits was Amani Wilborn with 12 points and Shantelle Valentine with 10. Wilborn also dished out a team-high six assists, while the Golden Eagles combined for 17 assists on just nine turnovers.
MU got off to a fast start and did not look back as the Golden Eagles closed out the first quarter on a 17-0 run over six minutes to lead, 25-8. The Golden Eagles' largest lead was 21 points at a 71-50 lead after a layup from Yentz and Milwaukee could not come any closer than a 12-point margin, 83-71 with 6:29 left in the game.
Marquette handled the ball well down low with 52 points in the paint, while holding the Panthers (4-5) to just 40 points. Sierra Ford-Washington was Milwaukee's top scorer with 24 points.
The Golden Eagles are off for one week before heading to Chicago to open BIG EAST play at DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The game will tip at 7:00 p.m. Central time and will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
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