Marquette Redettes Coming Home With A Loss Against The Sault Ste Marie Blue Devils 44-33

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Sault Ste Marie – February 15, 2021 – The Marquette Redettes traveled to the east end of the U.P. for a varsity basketball match-up against the Blue Devils of Sault Ste Marie. This game is kicking off a 3-game week for The Redettes on the road against the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils who haven’t lost since 12/20/2020. 20 straight victories for the Blue Devils and the Redettes were looking to end that streak tonight.

Marquette player inbounding
Marquette player inbounding

First Half: The first quarter started out slow for both teams. A rather low scoring quarter started off with Lilly Alaspa draining a 3-pointer to put the Blue Devils up 3-0. After a Marquette foul, Claire Erickson was sent to the free throw stripe and capitalized by landing both shots building the lead to, 5-0. The Soo was strong under the basket with plenty of second chance shots, but couldn’t capitalize on a majority of them.

Rayna Warchock kicked things off for the Redettes in the second quarter by landing one of her signature 3-point shots tying up the game, 7-7. Both team’s defenses were playing strong against one another, but each team was a little sloppy on the offensive side of the ball. Marquette was able to string together some buckets and eventually take their first lead, 11-7. It didn’t last for long however with Lilly Alaspa taking back the lead for the Blue Devils with a put-back bucket. The Soo added to their lead to close out the first half with a 3-point shot by Mackenzie Bell bringing the score to, 16-11 at the half.

Halftime: 16-11 Sault Ste. Marie

Redette Free Throws
Redette Free Throws

Second Half: Lilly Alaspa started the half with an easy lay up, but Marquette came out of the locker room strong to start their second half of the game. The Redettes strung together a 9-0 run started by a  Brooklyn Michelin 3-point basket. Maria Millado was able to lay up the ball off the glass to tie up the ball game 20-18. The play continued to be back and forth and the Redettes were able to keep it a one possession game. In the closing seconds of the quarter the Blue Devils in-bounded the ball to Lilly Alaspa who put it up as time expired with a foul. She cashed in on the 3-point play and ended the quarter in favor of the Blue Devils, 27-24.

Sault Ste Marie player in bounding
Sault Ste Marie player in bounding

The fourth and final quarter kept with the current back and forth theme. The Soo however took a seven point lead early on with help from a Haleigh Knowels shot from behind the arc. Millado and the Redettes were able to fight back to come within two, 33-31. Sault Ste Marie then went on quite a run allowing only a pair of Kaleah Puskala free throws, and putting together a series of scores for themselves.  The Blue Devils kept up the great defense and extended their winning streak to 21 games sending the Redettes back home with a loss.

Final: 44-33

Top Scorers: Lilly Alaspa 11pts, Sault Ste. Marie.

Maria Millado 11pts, Marquette.

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National Anthem Line Up
National Anthem Line Up
Marquette player inbounding
Marquette player inbounding
Redette Free Throws
Redette Free Throws
Sault Ste Marie player in bounding
Sault Ste Marie player in bounding