Feb. 1, 2014
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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team began its three game home stand with a 77-54 victory over Georgetown on Saturday evening at the Al McGuire Center.
The Golden Eagles (14-6, 5-4 BIG EAST) were led by senior Katherine Plouffe as she tallied 18 points, while becoming Marquette's 10th all-time leading scorer with 1,348 career points.
MU played in front of an electric crowd with many former alumni in attendance who returned to campus to celebrate women's basketball alumni day.
Junior guard Arlesia Morse led the team with 21 points, 20 of which came in the first half alone. She shot an impressive 7-for-8 from the field and went 4-for-4 behind the 3-point line.
Two freshmen led the way for the Hoyas (7-15, 1-9). Faith Woodard scored 18 points, while Natalie Butler scored 14 points. The Hoyas shot 57.1 percent (12-21) in the first half, but only 9-for-31 (29 percent) in the second.
With the game tied at 16 with 11:18 left in the first half, Morse made three 3-pointers on four Marquette possessions to give the Golden Eagles the lead for good. Morse made it a 10 point game, 40-30, at halftime on a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left in the period.
Marquette went on an 18-2 run with 12:02 left in the second half, giving the Golden Eagles a 26 point advantage.
Tonight's victory brought Marquette's record when scoring 70+ points to 13-1, and every available player for the Golden Eagles saw playing time tonight.
Marquette will continue its home stand on Wednesday, Feb. 5 to host Seton Hall. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.