Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 5, 2014

Marshall men tear up Blue Hose


Associated Press

HUNTINGTON — Ryan Taylor scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds as Marshall cruised to a 77-49 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday.

Taylor was 8 of 13 from the field, and has led Marshall in scoring in three straight games. Marshall (6-9) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Presbyterian pulled within four, 42-38, on two Jordan Downing free throws with 15:05 remaining.  Marshall answered with a 30-9 run.  Taylor capped the run, hitting two 3-pointers, a jumper and a layup to give the Thundering Herd a 72-47 lead with 2:37 to play.

Cheikh Sane grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and had three blocks for Marshall.  Shawn Smith scored 16 points. TyQuane Goard and Kareem Canty each added 11 points for the Thundering Herd.

Downing scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to lead Presbyterian (4-11).

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PRESBYTERIAN (4-11)

Herrera 1-4 2-2 4, Anderson 1-7 0-0 2, Dillard 2-8 0-2 4,  Truss 4-4 5-6 13, Downing 7-20 3-4 18, Terry 2-7 0-1 4, Allen 0-0 0-0 0,  Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Drew 2-6 0-0 4, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-58 10-15 49.

MARSHALL (6-9)

Canty 4-14 1-2 11, Thomas 3-10 0-0 7, Boykins 3-11 1-2 9,  Goard 4-5 3-4 11, Taylor 8-13 0-0 18, Smith 6-10 3-7 16,  McNair 0-0 0-0 0, Sane 1-1 0-0 2, Loop 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 30-68 8-15 77.

Halftime—Marshall 29-28. 3-Point Goals—Presbyterian 1-14 (Downing  1-5, Herrera 0-1, Drew 0-1, Adams 0-1, Terry 0-2, Anderson 0-4),  Marshall 9-33 (Taylor 2-4, Boykins 2-6, Canty 2-9, Loop 1-4, Smith 1-4,  Thomas 1-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Presbyterian 32 (Downing 7),  Marshall 50 (Taylor 12). Assists—Presbyterian 6 (Anderson, Dillard 2),  Marshall 14 (Canty 8). Total Fouls—Presbyterian 13, Marshall 15.  A—4,358.