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Marotta’s first career double-double paces MU in 92-71 win over St. Francis Brooklyn

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Sophomore forward Chloe Marotta (52) recorded her first career double-double in MU’s win over St. Francis Brooklyn Thursday night.
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Marquette women’s basketball defeated the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers 92-71 Thursday night.

“Really thrilled to get the win,” head coach Megan Duffy said. “I thought that there were a lot of positives.”

Both teams wore green shirts to promote awareness for organ donation and Donate Life America. Senior Tori McCoy was honored before the game as she continues to look for a kidney donor.

“(It was) a special night for our program,” Duffy said. “I thought it was really great to wear the green tonight … in honor of her.”

MU started off slow shooting just 37% in the first quarter. The second quarter was more of the same from the Golden Eagles, who led 42-35 at halftime.

“We allowed a couple of their (defensive) plays to dictate how we looked on offense,” Duffy said. “I thought our energy was just okay. We made a couple of adjustments at halftime, but really what we wanted to do was wear them out.”

Sophomore forward Chloe Marotta dominated in the third quarter, racking up 10 points. Marquette’s offense took control in the fourth quarter, scoring 32 points on 12-for-19 shooting.

“We focused on getting the ball into the posts, and our guards did a great job,” Marotta said. “That’s how I got those great opportunities.”

Marotta finished the game with a double-double, the first of her collegiate career, tallying 20 points and 12 rebounds.

“(Marotta) was a warrior out there,” Duffy said. “She’s been working like that every day at practice. I thought she was a huge presence inside for us. One of our keys for this game was to get out and own the boards.”

Junior guard Selena Lott led the Golden Eagles with 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Freshman Camryn Taylor and redshirt junior Lauren Van Kluenen added 15 and 12 points, respectively.

As a team, MU shot 50% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc.

All 11 MU players saw action on the court. Freshman guard Claire Kaifes made her collegiate debut and saw nine minutes on the floor.

Marquette gave up 17 turnovers Thursday night.

“With a young team and players in new roles, there’s going to be some of that sloppy play,” Duffy said. “(We) want to play fast … but we got to keep learning how to slow down and collect ourselves.”

Ally Lassen led the way for the Terriers with 24 points. Jade Johnson was the only other St. Francis player to reach a double-digit point total.

Marquette (2-0) hosts Illinois State University in its next matchup Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Tyler Peters is an Assistant Sports Editor for the Marquette Wire. He is a sophomore from Aurora, Illinois, majoring in journalism and minoring in digital media. He enjoys playing guitar and singing, and he is the lead singer of his two bands called, “Laconia" and "Silent Sunday." He hopes to get to know more Wire staff members outside of the sports desk. He also hopes to improve the quality of his stories by making them more compelling.

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