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Jon Elmore Makes History; Herd Rolls Past Concord

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Junior guard Jon Elmore made Conference USA history with 22 points and 13 assists to tie collect his ninth career double-double from points and assists to tie Marquette’s Travis Diener record for the most in league history in the Marshall men’s basketball 106-70 victory over Concord on Sunday evening.

The win pushed the Herd to a 4-2 overall record and a 4-0 record at home. The Mountain Lions fell to 3-4 on the season.

Elmore led the Herd in scoring for the fifth time in six games with 22 points, 10 of which came from the free throw line. He also led the team with 13 assists, which gave him his first double-double of the season.

Junior forward Ajdin Penava added 17 points and led with 13 rebounds, earning him his fourth double-double of the season. It was the first time this season and the first time since March 2 of last season against Rice that Marshall had two players with double-doubles.

The Herd had four other players reach double-digit scoring, with junior guard C.J. Burks being the game’s second-highest scorer with 19 points. Freshman Jarrod West added 11 points. Freshman Darius George (12) and redshirt freshman Jannson Williams (10) each added career-highs.

Just over a minute into the contest, West had the first two of the Herd’s season high 35 points off turnovers as he took a steal all the way for the contest’s first field goal. Marshall scored 13 of the next 16 points and carried the momentum and lead throughout the half.

The Herd held its largest halftime lead of the season at 19 points, with the score 55-36 at the midway point.

The beat rolled on in the second half, as the closest Concord cut the lead to was 15 points. The Herd used separate 10-0 and 13-0 runs on way to the dominant 106-70 win over the Mountain Lions.

Marshall shot 51 percent from the field (36-of-71) and 30 percent from beyond the arc (9-of-30). The team had season-highs in made free throws (25), total rebounds (52), steals (15), and assists (26) in its dominant performance.



The Thundering Herd hits the road for a contest at William & Mary on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Tipoff from Williamsburg, Va. is set for 7 p.m.

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