Strong Second Half Sends Marshall Over Cincinnati

By Mike Holbrook
File MU Basketball Photo by Chris Spencer
File MU Basketball Photo by Chris Spencer

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Jasmine Shaw scored all of her team-high 13 points in the second half as the Marshall Thundering Herd used a strong second half to propel them to a 55-47 victory over the Big East Conference member  Cincinnati Bearcats before 2,242 fans at the annual “Jam the Cam” game at the Cam Henderson Center.

Marshall shot an ice cold 6-of-28(21.4%) including 1-of-9 (11.1%) from behind the three point line in the first half as they held the Bearcats to 10-of-28(35.7%) shooting with 1-of-8(12.5%) three point shooting.

The Herd trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half trailing 21-16 at halftime. They still trailed by 9 points with 13:53 to play. The Cincinnati lead was at 7 with 11:08 left when Marshall outscored the Bearcats 23-6 over the next 8 minutes to lead 49-39. Included in the run were 5 Marshall three pointers 3 of which were hit by Shaw.

Marshall hit on 12-of-27(44.4%) shots in the second half including 6-of-11(54.5%) from behind the three point line. Cincinnati hit on 9-of-29(31%) while hitting on 3-of-10(30%) three pointers.

The Herd out rebounded the Bearcats 4 1-37 and was led by Erica Woods who pulled down 10 boards.

Joining Shaw in double figures was Lateidra Elliot who scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with 2-of-3 three pointers.