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BASELINE: Six players score double-digits in Marquette 84-51 win over UT Martin

Rose Nkumu earned 12 points and 10 assists in Marquette women’s basketball’s 84-51 win over UT Martin. (Marquette Wire Stock Photo.)

Marquette women’s basketball started its season with a victory, defeating UT Martin 84-51 Monday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.

Here is what you need to know about the Golden Eagles’s win:

  • Sophomore guard Mackenzie Hare tallied a team high 11 first half points on 4-for-4 shooting.
  • In her first collegiate game, first year forward Skylar Forbes scored 14 points and grabbed two boards
  • Marquette forced UT Martin to turn the ball over 21 times, scoring 21 points off those turnovers.
  • Six different Golden Eagles scored over 10 points in the win.

Fast offense

Marquette got out of the gates hot, outscoring UT Martin 26-13 in the first 10 minutes.

After sophomore forward Anaya Brown hit a layup to put the Skyhawks up 4-2 with 8:34 to go in the first quarter, Hare went on a personal 8-0 run, and the Golden Eagles would not trail for the rest of the game.

With 4:58 left in the frame, Brown hit a pair of free throw to cut Marquette’s lead to one, but a 3-pointer from King just 14 seconds later would be the start of a 14-2 Marquette run over the last four and half minutes of the quarter.

But the Golden Eagles didn’t stop there, as they would start the second quarter on a 13-2 run to extend the lead their lead to 23 points.

It was all Marquette after that, as their lead would not dip below 16 for the rest of the game, ending in the 84-51 victory.

This story was written by Matthew Baltz. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @MatthewBaltzMU.

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Matthew Baltz
Matthew Baltz, Sports Director
Matthew Baltz is a sophomore from Colona, Illinois majoring in journalism and minoring digital media. He is a sports reporter for the 2023-24 school year. In high school, he played basketball, baseball and ran cross country. In his free time, Matt enjoys hanging out with his friends and going to MLB games. He is most excited to write game recaps and tribune stories.

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