WBB Falls at Seton Hall 69-57


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The Marquette women’s basketball team (8-3, 2-1 BIG EAST) suffered their first loss to BIG EAST on Sunday afternoon, losing to Seton Hall, 69-57.

Although he played from behind for most of the game, Marquette kept the game close for three quarters. MU started the final period 51-48 behind, when the Pirates (5-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) found their offensive pace to go 16-0.

Graduate guard Karissa mclaughlin had his strongest game in a Marquette uniform, finishing with 26 points on 9 of 17 shots from the ground and 6 of 10 shots from outside the arc to lead all scorers.

Seton Hall was led by Lauren Park-Lane, who finished with a team-high 25 points and eight assists.

  • Seton Hall used a 16-0 streak in the fourth to secure the split after a tight three quarters.

  • MU shot 33.3% (22 of 66) from the field, his second-lowest shooting percentage of the season. Additionally, Marquette shot 42.9% (6 of 14) from 3-point range and 87.5% (7 of 8) from the free throw line.

  • Karissa mclaughlin finished with a season-high 26 points on 9 of 17 shots from the floor and 6 of 10 shots from outside the arc.

  • It was McLaughlin’s 16th career game with 20+ points, and his fourth of the season.

  • Liza Karlen recorded the second double-double of his career, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

  • With seven rebounds in the contest, Lauren Van Kleunen earned a spot on the career rebound charts from Marquette in 14th place. She passed Tammy Shain (1988-92) and is now 660.

  • Led by Karlen’s 10 boards, Marquette won the rebound battle, 39-37. He has now passed 10 of his 11 opponents this season.

  • With the loss, Marquette is now 29-10 in BIG EAST and 20-10 in road competitions under Coach Duffy.

  • Marquette is now 16-10 against Seton Hall.

FOLLOWING: Marquette will return home to play his last non-conference game of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 22 against Cincinnati (6-4, 0-0 AAC) at the Al McGuire Center. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on FloHoops.

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