Women’s Basketball Plays in First Road Contest against Indiana State

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Women’s Basketball Plays in First Road Contest against Indiana State

HUNTINGTON, WVAfter opening up the Matt Daniel era with a 65-63 win against Radford on Friday night, Marshall (1-0) will look to continue the trend with its first road match-up against Indiana State (1-0) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

 

The contest will be only the third time the two teams have meet, with Marshall winning the last game on March 6, 1980, 102-90, in the Midwest Association for International Athletics for Women Tournament. The series is tied 1-1.

 

The Thundering Herd saw two standout performances by Shay Weaver and Suporia Dickens on Friday night against the Highlanders. Weaver set a new career-high with 19 points after going 4-of-7 in three-pointers. Dickens earned a career-high 12 points and added six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

 

A LOOK AT INDIANA STATE

The Sycamores are 1-0 after defeating Eastern Illinois 69-39 on Friday night. The win was ISU’s fourth-straight opening game victory. Anna Munn led the team with 18 points, 10 of which came in the second half. Sophomore Racheal Mahan earned her first career double-double, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Sycamores only allowed nine points in the first half, which is the fewest allowed in a half under head coach Teri Moren.

 

ISU is a Division I program and part of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Sycamores have 12,114 enrolled students and was founded in 1865. Last year’s women’s basketball team ended the season with a 15-16 (9-9 MVC)record, tying for fifth in the conference.

 

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