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Creighton hands Marquette its first losing streak of the season

Photo by Elena Fiegen
Isabelle Spingola (30) looks for a pass in Marquette’s 78-56 win over University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dec. 8.

Marquette women’s basketball fell to the Creighton Bluejays 72-62 Friday night after faltering late in the fourth quarter, causing MU to fall to 0-2 in BIG EAST play.

The Golden Eagles are now one loss shy of matching their loss total in conference play from all of last season.

Marquette ended the first half on a 7-o scoring run, giving them a 28-24 lead.

The Golden Eagles benefited from poor Bluejay shooting in the first half. Creighton was 0-for-8 from deep heading into the third quarter.

MU’s defense faltered in the third quarter, allowing Creighton to open up the second half 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. The Bluejays headed into the fourth quarter leading 51-43 and didn’t allow the Golden Eagles to regain the lead the rest of the way.

The Bluejays finished the game on a 9-0 run in the last 32 seconds.

Senior guard Isabelle Spingola, redshirt junior guard Lauren Van Kleunen and junior guard Selena Lott tied for a team-high 12 points.

Marquette finished 5-for-14 from three and 42% from the field.

The Bluejays’ senior forward Jaylyn Agnew tallied a team-high 27 points on 9-for-19 shooting. Junior guard Temi Carda was the only other Creighton player to finish with double-digit point totals.

Turnovers continue to plague Marquette. The Golden Eagles finished the game with 13 in total, which marks the 11th-straight double-digit turnover game for MU.

This is this first time all season the Golden Eagles have lost back-to-back games.

Marquette (9-4) looks to earn its first win in BIG EAST play this season against Providence (9-6) in Rhode Island Sunday at noon.

This story was written by Tyler Peters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @_tylerpeters_.

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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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