Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

March 11, 2014

Lady Herd wins in C-USA

EL PASO, Texas — The Marshall University women’s basketball team advanced in Conference USA tournament play with an 80-73 win ovver the Florida Atlantic University Owls, Thursday afternoon.

Prince-ton High graduate McKenzie Akers saw 28 minutes of action for the Thundering Herd during which she scored four points, including a three, and had an assist and a steal.

Marshall was led in scoring by Leah Scott with 19 points. Chukwuka Ezeigbo scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Suporia Dickens tallied 15 points and snagged 11 boards. Marshall out-rebounded FAU 51-40 and the Thundering Herd shot 49 percent from the field compared to 33 percent for Florida Atlantic.

Takia Brooks paced FAU with 25 points and five steals while Kimberly Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds.

After trailing 34-29 at the half, Marshall (11-19) out-scored FAU (16-14) 51-39 in the second half to gain the victory. The Herd bench tallied 35 points compared to 16 for FAU.

Marshall will play UAB this afternoon at 1 o’clock.

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