Isabelle Spingola continued her electrifying shooting from Saturday afternoon on Monday night at the McGuire Center as #19 Marquette knocked off Binghamton, 93-40. Spingola went wild behind the three-point line to connect on eight of her 10 long range attempts and tied the program record for made threes in a game that was previously set by Courtney Weibel in 2010 and then tied by Natisha Hiedeman against Dayton in the NCAA tournament last season.
Spingola’s big night didn’t even start until the second half, where Marquette led 43-24 in exactly the kind of half you’d think you’d see between a ranked team that likes to run against a team that lost by 50 to the #2 team in the country approximately 28 hours earlier. She entered the second half without a point on the board and didn’t even knock down her first shot of the third quarter until the 5:14 mark. By the time the horn sounded, she had connected on four straight from beyond the arc and MU led 71-33.
Head coach Carolyn Kieger let the good times roll to start the fourth, and Spingola answered with triples on MU’s first two possessions of the period. Her final one came with 4:47 left to go and put Marquette up 51, which seems like a pretty good spot to finish for the night. Spingola ended up with a season high 24 points to lead all scorers and in her free time, she added six rebounds. Over the past two games, Spingola has shot 13-of-19 (68%) from long range and is now shooting exactly 50% on the season.
There’s not much else to say about this one, other than Marquette had a season high 25 assists, with seven each coming from Natisha Hiedeman and Amani Wilborn, and Erika Davenport missed out on a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.
How about some highlights, courtesy of GoMarquette.com?
Up Next: Hey, remember the aforementioned #2 team in the country that beat Binghamton by (only) 50 points on Sunday afternoon? Yeah, well, that’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and they’ll be coming to Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon. The Irish are the reigning national champions and it’ll be a homecoming game of sorts for Milwaukee native Arike Ogunbowale. ND started the year ranked #1 in the country and only gave up that spot in the rankings after losing to Connecticut, the current #1 team.