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Marquette Women’s Basketball Never Gets Out Of The Gate Vs UW-Green Bay

Ah, fiddlesticks.

Danielle King
Same, Danielle King. Same.
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The opening five minutes of Marquette’s Tuesday night encounter with Horizon League favorite Green Bay:

  • turnover
  • turnover
  • missed trey, offensive rebound, pair of missed free throws, offensive rebound, and-1
  • turnover
  • missed jumper
  • missed jumper
  • missed jumper
  • missed jumper

And that gave Green Bay the ball, up 13 at 16-3, as we crossed the five minute marker of the game.

Marquette just never got out of the blocks against the Phoenix. As a result, they ended up taking a 78-63 loss to UW-Green Bay, dropping the Golden Eagles to 6-2 on the season.

I mean, yeah, okay, they cut it to a seven point margin on a Natisha Hiedeman three-pointer at the 8:59 mark of the second quarter. It was back above 10 before 60 seconds wound off the clock, though, and Green Bay would extend the lead to 17 on a free throw by Frankie Wurtz midway through the frame. It’s not like that sudden dip to seven was a real sign of life for the Golden Eagles. It was more like a Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat hope spot, just throwing one punch in the middle of a beatdown at the hands of Vader to make people believe that you still had some fight left in you.

Marquette would cut the lead back under 10 on four other occasions in the game: twice more on Hiedeman three pointers, then twice in the first 90 seconds of the fourth quarter. The third period ended with the Phoenix holding a 10 point lead, so when MU opened the scoring in the final stanza, that dipped the margin to just eight. Green Bay answered, by way of a Jen Wellnitz layup, which was followed by a jumper from Allazia Blockton, sending it back to an eight point game at 62-54.

And then Green Bay ran off the next 11 points and the game was essentially over with 3:26 to play.

The Golden Eagles shot just 41% in the game, and a woeful 28% from the three point line. This was quite easily outdone by Green Bay, as the Phoenix connected on 51% of their overall shots, and 45% of their long range bombs. Hiedeman finished with a team high 17 points, but she had to shoot 7-of-18 to get there. She also had six rebounds and three assists, but her six turnovers didn’t help matters, either.

Green Bay was led by a career high 24 points from Jessica Lindstrom as the Golden Eagles couldn’t contain the Phoenix shooter. She came in connecting on 39% of her three pointers this season, and made five of her six long range attempts in this game. She also wrapped up 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double in eight games this season.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles will be off until Sunday, when they wrap up Badger Hate Week with their own game against Wisconsin. The Badgers are 3-7 this season after losing - at home - to Idaho State on Tuesday night. That game had a final score of 42-35 and sounds like an absolute atrocity to watch.