Women’s Basketball to Start Season against Kent State

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net
MU Womens Basketball File Photo (MU Athletic Dept)
MU Womens Basketball File Photo (MU Athletic Dept)

HUNTINGTON, WVMarshall’s women basketball squad will begin both their regular season and home schedule Friday at 5 p.m. against the Golden Flashes of Kent State inside the Cam Henderson Center. The game will serve as part of a doubleheader with Men’s Basketball.

Head Coach Royce Chadwick begins his 11th season at the helm of women’s basketball and he will do by looking to kick start the season with a win against a Women’s NIT participant from a season ago.

The Herd was able to prepare for the regular season during two exhibition wins against Salem International and Bluefield State. In each game, Marshall was able to win convincingly and received scoring from at least 13 different players in each match-up.

Coach Chadwick will look to a multitude of players this season to lead his team on the court, including returners Dorina Barrett, Lateidra Elliott, and Erica Woods, plus contributions from 11 newcomers which includes Alyse Poindexter, Leandra King, and Suporia Dickens.

Scouting Kent State: The Flashes are led into Friday’s tip-off by Bob Lindsay for his 23rd season as head coach of Kent State Women’s Basketball. He will try to replace his top five scores from a season ago. Junior guard Tamzin Barroilhet is the Flashes highest returning at 6.4 per game. In the frontcourt, Junior center Leslie Schaefer returns after grabbing 72 rebounds in 54 games in the past two seasons.

Kent State was picked to finish fourth in the MAC East division after finishing 20-10 last season. They were defeated in the first round of the Women’s NIT by Duquesne.

The Flashes hold a 16-6 all-time advantage versus the Herd, with Kent winning the most recent match-up last season.

Live stats and video will be available at www.HerdZone.com. Additionally, 88.1 WMUL FM will continue to be the voice of women’s basketball both on the radio and through their website at www.marshall.edu/wmul. Updates throughout the game will also be available via twitter by following @Herd_Zone.

Tickets to the women’s game will be honored as general admission tickets to the men’s game versus Alabama State that follows the conclusion of the women’s game. Tickets for the men’s game will also be good for the women’s tilt.

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