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Marshall Women’s Basketball looking to end regular season with a road win

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 00:03

The Marshall University women’s basketball team will play its final game of the season against Memphis Thursday.

Marshall is 9-19 and 3-12 in Conference USA play and is coming off a 75-51 home loss to University of Central Florida.

Senior center Leandra King had a double-double on senior night, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring 11 points. The Herd turned the ball over 21 times in the loss against UCF, while UCF only turned it over 12 times.

The Thundering Herd is looking to come out on top against Memphis Thursday and get its first non-home game win in conference play.  
Leandra King said they will take a different approach for the game against Memphis.

“We are going to execute better and be more crisp with what we do. Our passes weren’t on point or a few lay-ups have been missed again UCF,” King said. “I feel like the next game, if we concentrate and lock in, we will be better.”

Sophomore guard Shay Weaver leads the team with 9.6 points per game off the bench. Weaver is two three-pointers shy of the Marshall all-time record of three-pointers in a season (68).

Sophomore forward Chukwuka Ezeigobo leads the team in rebounds with more than six per game and has blocked 35 shots.

Nicole Dickson leads the Memphis Tigers with 19.3 points per game, and freshman guard Ariel Hearn chips in 13.4 points per game.

Senior Forward Veronica Ruiz said the team is mentally prepared for Thursday’s game.  
“Being that we already played them, we already know what to expect,” Ruiz said. “We have to think back on our mistakes and what can we do to improve for Thursday’s game.”

Marshall leads in the all-time series against Memphis ever since the two teams first met in 2005. The Herd leads the series 11-5.  

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