Women’s basketball falls in Big East tests

By: Nikhil Jelaji ~Staff Writer~

The Xavier women’s basketball team fell to Marquette, 75-54, during Saturday’s Big East matchup. Freshman guard Kayla Davis scored a career-high 14 points.

With the loss, the Musketeers moved to 8-17 overall and 3-10 in the Big East, while the Marquette Golden Eagles remained dominant, going to 17-7 overall and 8-5 in Big East play.

Davis went 5-10 from the floor, adding five assists, two steals and two rebounds. Sophomore forward Briana Glover contributed with 13 points and senior guard Ashley Wanniger finished with a team-high 17 points while shooting 6-14 from the field and 5-12 from behind the arc.

Senior guard Katie Young from Marquette had 19 points and eight rebounds. Young led the way on the boards, as the Golden Eagles were able to outrebound the Musketeers, 41-19.

Xavier kept the game close early in the first half and used a 7-2 scoring run to seize the momentum and take a 15-11 lead with 9:04 left in the first half.

Marquette answered back with an 11-4 run to take a 22-19 lead. A huge 3-pointer from Wanniger knotted the game up at 22 a piece. Both teams scored 10 points after that to end the half with a 32-32 score.

Marquette came out strong in the second half with a 22-7 run for the first six and a half minutes. Xavier was able to creep within nine points (62-53) with 6:04 left in the game but was unable to pull any closer, falling to the Golden Eagles 75-54. The Musketeers lost to Creighton 70-61 last night at Cintas Center, bringing them to a record of 8-18 and 3-11 in the Big East.