Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

November 13, 2013

Pittman scores 29, leads Marshall to 2-0 start

HUNTINGTON — Elijah Pittman scored 29 points to lead seven Marshall players in double figures, as the Thundering Herd pounded Rio Grande 119-77 on Tuesday night.

Marshall (2-0) outscored Rio Grande 65-38 in the opening quarter, shooting 62.5 percent for the game.

Kareem Canty added 18 points and 11 assists for Marshall, while Ryan Taylor had 15 points and nine rebounds. Chris Thomas (15), Shawn Smith (11), Tamron Manning (11) and Austin Loop (11) also reached double digits for the Herd.

Jermaine Warmack paced Rio Grande with 17 points.

Marshall travels Sunday to Morehead State.

College Women

Robert Morris 67, Marshall 48

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Princeton product McKenzie Akers scored three points in 17 minutes on the court in Marshall’s loss at Robert Morris.

Armetis Spanou haunted the Herd, scoring 31 points and pulling down 17 rebounds, as the Colonels took a 32-25 lead at the break.

Robert Morris had a 44-31 edge on the boards, and held Marshall to 33.3 percent shooting.

A.J. Johnson led Marshall with 12 points, while Leah Scott and Suporia Dickens had nine points each.

Marshall (1-1) will host Morehead State on Monday.

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