Nov. 27, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall women's basketball team looks to snap a two-game skid as it travels to Kent State (4-0) to take on the Golden Flashes on Sunday afternoon at the M.A.C Center. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m.
The Thundering Herd (1-3) dropped its latest contest in the closing seconds against Ohio University on a pair of free throws by Alesia Howard. Tynikki Crook and Lateidra Elliott each posted a game-high 13 points on the night, while Veronica Ruiz chipped in 10 points. The Herd limited the Bobcats to 29.1 percent shooting from the field and 19 first half points on the night but Ohio converted 22 offensive rebounds into 18 second chance points to defeat MU.
Crook and Elliott lead Marshall with 15.5 and 11.5 points per game, respectively. Crook adds a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game while Elliott stands in third in Conference USA in assists per game, 4.5.
Kent State enters Sunday on a four-game win streak following two victories at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. The Golden Flashes defeated host Alaska Anchorage, 53-47, to seal the tournament title. Jamilah Humes earned tournament MVP honors, as she leads KSU with 15.8 points per game thus far this season. Fellow senior Taisja Jones also grabbed tournament honors and adds 14.3 points per game along with 5.8 rebounds per game through the first four contests.
Kent State holds a 16-7 series lead coming into Sunday. Marshall grabbed a 57-50 victory against the Golden Flashes last season, as the two met for the first time since the 2004-05 season.