Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 10, 2013

Akers scores 14 in starting role

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — Princeton product McKenzie Akers made the most of her first collegiate start, making four 3s and finishing with 14 points to lead Marshall to an 86-42 win over West Virginia Tech on Monday night.

Akers became the 13th play in Marshall history to attempt 10 teams in a game.

Chelsey Romero added 14 points and 14 boards for Marshall.

A.J. Johnson also had 14 points.

Marshall (3-4) will play West Virginia on Saturday in Charleston.

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No. 23 Iowa wins

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gabe Olaseni tied a career high with 14 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 23 Iowa blew past Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday night for its 10th win.

Melsahn Basabe had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (10-1), who broke the game open with an early 19-0 run and led by at least 20 points for the entire second half.

Iowa outrebounded the Knights 54-32, including 30-13 in the first half, and cracked the 90-point plateau for the fourth time this season.

Mathias Seilund led Fairleigh Dickinson (3-9) with 19 points. The Knights were 21 of 65 from the field (32.3 percent).