Women’s basketball sinks Seton Hall 88-71
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The Marquette women's basketball team hit 11 three-pointers on its way to defeating Seton Hall 88-71 Saturday at the Al McGuire Center.
Freshman guard Courtney Weibel led the charge, going 5-8 from behind the arc on her way to a career-high 15 points.
"What you saw in shooting was what we see every day in practice," Marquette head coach Terri Mitchell said. "There's unselfishness on our team to find her (Weibel) and get her open and we really felt the last couple games she was ready and I thought today she just did a fantastic job."
Weibel hit four out of four three-pointers against Notre Dame on Wednesday in her breakout game of the season. Prior to Saturday Weibel had appeared in just 20 games this season and played just 5.9 minutes per contest.
"As far as Courtney's role goes it will continue and if she's defending she'll stay out there and if everyone has to have a few less minutes to have another teammate that's never complained and has always accepted her role, then that's a good thing," Mitchell said.
Weibel is now 9-of-12 in her last two games from behind the arc, averaging 14.5 points in both games.
"I think it's just all the time I've put in," Weibel said. "I think just being able to get in the flow of the game really helps, like when I wasn't strong enough and I wasn't playing defense, I would just come in when we needed a three."
Weibel was not the only source of offense for Marquette as Krystal Ellis poured in 22 points and Kelly Lam added 19 points along with 10 rebounds.
Marquette opened the game 8-0 and led the entire game. Seton Hall tied it late in the first half 35-35 before Marquette closed out the period on a 5-0 run. Weibel hit four threes in the second half as Marquette extended its lead to 25 with about eight minutes remaining.
Saturday's game was the third annual "Think Pink" game to raise money for breast cancer research. Donations were given for every three-pointer Marquette made.
"What a great day for us raising money for breast cancer because all those people that pledged money for every three pointer we made they probably thought 'Oh, it was only going to be two or three.' We made 11," Mitchell said.