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Women's Basketball

Marshall Women's Hoops Returns to the Cam to host Winthrop

Nov. 29, 2017

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall women's basketball team returns to the Cam Henderson Center for a three-game homestand. The first, a meeting with the Winthrop Eagles on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

The next two opponents for Marshall before hitting the road again are Southern Illinois (Saturday Dec. 2) and Morgan State (Wednesday Dec. 6). The Thundering Herd is 1-4 this season and Winthrop is also 1-4.

Fans can purchase $2 tickets if they bring a canned good or nonperishable food item for the Marshall's food drive. Fans who cannot attend can tune into the game through CUSAtv or on 88.1 WMUL-FM as well as online.

Last Time Out
Marshall was defeated by No. 22 Kentucky on Sunday, Nov. 26, 69-39. The Herd kept the game close through the first quarter and into the second before the Wildcats began to go on a run. Sophomore Asheika Alexander led all Marshall scorers with a career-high 18 points, including 11-straight from the end of the second quarter through most of the third. Senior Talequia Hamilton recorded her 100th career block in the first quarter.

The Series: Two meetings, Marshall leads 2-0
Marshall and Winthrop have only met two times over the years, and it has been 25 years since the last meeting. The first game was Jan. 11, 1974 and Marshall won 46-45 in Rock Hill, S.C. The last meeting was Dec. 4, 1992 that the Herd won 76-60 also in Rock Hill. This will be the first time that the Eagles have played in Huntington.

Scouting the Eagles
Winthrop comes into the Cam Henderson Center with a record of 1-4 and having lost its last two by an average of 29 points. The Eagles fell to South Carolina State, 65-37, and Akron on Tuesday, 69-43. Winthrop's lone win was a 94-50 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan, a team that was one of the Eagles two wins from the 2016-17 campaign. Winthrop enters the season with a new head coach in basketball legend Lynette Woodard. Freshman Kayla Brown leads the team with 10.3 points per game, and did not play in the loss at Akron. Three other players average at least 7.0 points per contest. Forward Ronata Rogers averages 8.4 boards per game. The Eagles have averaged 20.2 turnovers per game and are shooting just 30.8 percent from the field.
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