Robinson Scores 1,000th Career Point as Marquette Downs UWM 69-52
Dec. 29, 2009
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -
The milestones keep piling up for Angel Robinson.
Last month, the junior guard from St. Paul, Minn., became the first player in Marquette women's basketball history to record a triple-double. Tuesday night, she scored her 1,000th career point to lead the Golden Eagles to a 69-52 victory over UWM at the Klotsche Center. It was MU's 12th win over the Panthers in the last 13 meetings between the crosstown foes.
Robinson reached the plateau on a driving layup with 5:50 to play in the first half. She had 11 points, six steals, four assists and three rebounds by intermission and finished with15 points and eight assists. Jessica Pachko led all scorers with 19 - 15 in the second half - and added eight rebounds. The Panthers were led by Lindsay Laur with 15 points.
After UWM scored first for its only lead of the game, MU went on a 9-0 run. Its biggest lead of the first half was38-20on the strength of two 3-pointers by Courtney Weibel.
The Golden Eagles shot 52 percent in the first half andforced 13 turnovers on 11 steals.
UWM made its first 11free throws to pull within a dozen, but Marquette responded with a10-0 run to take its largest advantageat54-32 with 12:42 left, highlighted by3-pointer by Lauren Thomas-Johnsonand a 3-point play byPachko.
The Panthers then held MU to six points over the next 9:38 - all by Pachko - to close the gap to60-51 with 3:04 to play. But MU held onand closed the game on a 9-1 run asPachko scored13 of her team's last 20 points.
MU finished itsnon-conference schedule at 9-4,while UWM fell to 5-6. The Golden Eagles open BIG EAST playon Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center against Pittsburgh.