Six Golden Eagles scored in double digits as Marquette women’s basketball throttled Seton Hall on Friday afternoon, 103-60. MU was led by a career best day from Isabelle Spingola, who cashed in eight of her nine shots, including 5-of-6 from long range for a game high 21 points in just 18 minutes of action.
Marquette led from wire to wire, taking the lead for good just 41 seconds into the game when an Allazia Brockton jumper went down off of a Seton Hall turnover. That kicked off an 8-0 run to start the game, and by the midway point of the opening quarter, Marquette had a double digit lead that they would never relinquish.
It was 25-9 after the first 10 minutes, and MU would outscore the Pirates by at least 10 points in each of the next two quarters. The high water mark popped up twice in the third quarter as first Shantelle Valentine, then Blockton gave Marquette a 48 point lead. That’s not a typo. Between Marquette letting SHU back into the game in their previous meeting this season and the awful losses the Golden Eagles suffered last weekend, it was clear that head coach Carolyn Kieger wanted a full effort from her squad, and she definitely got it.
Spingola’s performance is the headline, but the rest of the team had great performances, too. Natasha Hiedeman had 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and five steals, Blockton had 16/8/8, Danielle King assembled a 15/5/5 day, and Amani Wilborn packaged a 13/2/8 outing. As I’ve said repeatedly, good luck defending this team when they’re firing on all cylinders.
How about some highlights, courtesy of the Big East Digital Network and GoMarquette.com?
Up Next: The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host St. John’s. The Red Storm fell to DePaul on Friday night, but just barely. SJU had a last second three rattle off to send them to a 54-51 defeat.