Women’s basketball suffers first loss at No. 24 Miami

No. 19 Marquette dropped its first game of the season 63-55 in the semifinal of the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament against the No. 24 ranked University of Miami Hurricanes Thursday night.

The Hurricanes were in control for most of the game and outscored the Golden Eagles in every quarter except the fourth. Marquette was unable to regain a lead for the rest of the game after the 2:35 mark in the first quarter.

Poor shooting also downed the Golden Eagles, as Marquette shot just 29 percent from the field and 20 percent from beyond the arc. 

Marquette scored their lowest amount of points in a game this season despite posting a season-high 70 field goal attempts. 

Senior forward Erika Davenport led the Golden Eagles with 15 points. Fellow senior guard Danielle King scored 10 points and was the only other player to finish in double digits. 

Marquette senior guard Allazia Blockton had an underwhelming performance, only scoring seven points in the game and shooting 2-for-14 from the field.

Miami’s height proved to be a challenge for Marquette, as the Hurricanes finished with a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Miami redshirt junior Beatrice Mompremier was particularly problematic, scoring 24 of the Hurricane’s 63 points. 

Marquette finished with a 19-9 advantage in turnovers but only earned 12 points off of it. 

The Golden Eagles (3-1) look to rebound against the University of Illinois at Chicago at home Nov. 24.