The Creighton women’s basketball team was fresh off of a four-game win streak heading into Chicago to visit No. 24 DePaul on Friday evening. The win streak came to an abrupt end as the 24th ranked Blue Demons handled Creighton with ease; winning by the score of 81-63.
The Bluejays were led by freshman Audrey Faber, who scored 17 points in 31 minutes of play.
The loss on Friday moved the Jays to 10-10 overall and 4-4 in Big East conference action.
Creighton played well through the first quarter, taking the lead with under six minutes left in the quarter.
The lead did not last long and DePaul began to show why it was ranked 24th in the nation and are currently 7-1 in Big East conference play.
The Blue Demons went on a 29-6 run to seize control of the game.
The Jays’ struggles continued, and they eventually faced a 22-point halftime deficit.
Creighton created a 7-0 run in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 18, but DePaul proved to be too talented.
The Jays shot 37 percent from the field to the Blue Demons’ 50 percent.
The Bluejays were looking to bounce back from their loss at DePaul when they faced the Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday.
The Jays started out with a 5-0 lead early in the first quarter before Marquette proceeded to go on an 18-0 run with just under four minutes left in the opening quarter.
Creighton responded with a 16-0 run of its own and suddenly possessed a 23-20 lead midway through the second quarter. The Jays and Marquette traded blows until halftime and Creighton took a 34-32 lead into the locker room.
Creighton increased its lead to seven (41-34), but Marquette eventually cut into the lead and seized control en route to a 79-72 win.
The Jays were led by MC McGrory who scored 18 points in 32 minutes of action on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Eagles shot 45 percent from the field to Creighton’s 37 percent.
The losses dropped the Jays to 10-11 overall and 4-5 in Big East. The Jays return to action on Friday at 7 p.m. as they host 12-7 Villanova at D.J. Sokol Arena.