In a game characterized by extended scoring runs, it was an 11-0 Blazer surge in the fourth quarter that stood out as the decisive blitz. Trailing 48-43 entering the final frame, Marquette fended off visiting Illiana Christian to seize a 72-65 victory Thursday night. The win was the program’s 40th straight on the Scholl Center court.
Senior Ally McConnell left it all on the court with a 28-point performance, matching a career best set last month vs. Career Academy South Bend. Junior Izabel Galindo drained three treys en route to a career-high 18 point night. Sophomore point guard Ana Blakely also notched a career watermark in scoring with 17. Junior Ryleigh Grott rounded out the scoring with nine points.
Marquette (4-5) continues a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon versus East Chicago Central at 2:30 pm.