Girls Varsity Basketball · Marquette Drops Tuesday Contest to Cougars


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Senior Ryleigh Grott poured in 20 points and snagged 10 rebounds while Shena Fleming and Ruth Bean accounted for 13 points each, but Marquette’s 31-30 halftime lead evaporated in a 65-53 setback to New Prairie at Michigan City High School.

Fleming had seven of her 13 in the opening period as both offenses thrived. A late New Prairie push put the Cougars ahead 20-16 after eight minutes.

Making her first start in a Blazer uniform, Bean revived Marquette in the second quarter. The sophomore tallied the first nine points of the period as the Blazers wrestled back the lead, 31-30, heading into the intermission.

Marquette held a 38-35 advantage for a two-minute stretch, but a flurry of turnovers led to a quick 6-0 New Prairie run. The Cougars led 43-40 heading to the fourth quarter.

New Prairie slowly extended its lead as it went 11-for-15 from the foul line over the final frame. Grott scored seven in the quarter, but a late full-court press was unable to unearth a double-digit hole.

Marquette (5-4) will face the loser of the Lake Station/Michigan City contest Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 pm inside the Wolves Den.