Hitting the road for the first time this season, the Illinois State University women's basketball team fell to Marquette 58-41.

The game got off to a slow start, with neither team scoring any points in the first two minutes of the game. Marquette scored the first basket and from there never relinquished the lead.

The Redbirds’ main struggle came offensively where they only shot 27.1 percent from the field and 10.5 percent from behind the three-point line. Senior guard TeTe Maggett was the highest-scoring Redbird, recording 16 points. Maggett also led the team in rebounds with six. The only other Redbird to record double-digit scoring was graduate student, and former ISU volleyball player, Lexi Wallen who scored 10 points.

"I think there's going to be a ton of film for us to learn from and to show our players.” head coach Kristen Gillespie told goredbirds.com after the game. “Once again, no matter who we play, we can't let them take us out of what we were trying to do offensively, and I thought they did that. We've got to get better tomorrow.”

The Redbirds record now falls to 1-1. Their next game will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in Champaign against the University of Illinois.

KEVIN KOSKI is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_ckoski@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @_Koski_


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