Badgers downed by Golden Eagles

Jolene Anderson puts up 26 points in road loss to Marquette

On a night when Wisconsin was not so fabulous at Marquette, freshman guard Jolene Anderson dominated the court, picking up 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the Badgers' 78-64 loss to Marquette in Milwaukee Wednesday.

Anderson led all players in scoring and rebounds while shooting 9 of 15 from the field and 4 of 5 from the charity stripe. The only other Badger to score in double figures was freshman guard Janese Banks, who had 10 points in 32 minutes before fouling out.

"We showed much better effort tonight then we did against Middle Tennessee State," head coach Lisa Stone said. "But we just didn't have that killer instinct that we need to win ball games."

Junior forward Annie Nelson earned her first career start and collected seven points, six rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes.

Wisconsin (2-3 overall) amassed 21 turnovers, 20 personal fouls and shot just 35.9 percent in the game. Freshman forward Danielle Ward contributed eight points and five boards in 16 minutes but also fouled out

Marquette (5-0) took advantage of Wisconsin's turnover problems, picking up 23 points on Wisconsin's miscues. The Golden Eagles sank 47.6 percent of their shots on 30 of 63 shooting while committing only nine turnovers and 15 personal fouls.

Wisconsin did out-rebound Marquette, collecting 42 boards to the Golden Eagles' 31.

Forward Efueko Osagie led Marquette with 16 points while guard Carolyn Kieger collected a game-high 11 assists and 12 points.

Wisconsin hung in with Marquette during the first half, tying the Golden Eagles at 28 apiece with 5:16 left but Marquette broke away, going on a 10-1run to conclude the half. Marquette capitalized on Wisconsin turnovers early in the second half to extend its lead and seal the win, leading by as much as 20 late in the game.

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