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Marshall women shooters gun down Coppin State

December 2, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University shooters were on the mark Saturday, sinking 16 of their 3-point attempts and defeating Coppin State University, 88-67, in a women’s basketball game at Cam Henderson Center.

Sophomore Kristen Mayo led the 16-for-32 showing by going 6-for-6 on 3-pointers.

“That was a good day, and a good win,” Marshall head coach Tony Kemper said in a HerdZone.com report. “We came out ready to play and that was great. Defensively we were very good in the first quarter. In the turnaround after Evansville, we talked a lot about ball movement and we were much better moving the basketball today. 24 assists, that’s a good day.”

Marshall moved its record to 3-4 while Coppin State from Baltimore, a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team, remains winless at 0-5.

Thundering Herd senior Shayna Gore came close to a triple-double with 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Kristen Mayo scored 18 and tied a school record with 100 percent 3-point shooting.

Redshirt senior Taylor Porter chipped in with 13 points with five assists and a career-high two blocks. Junior Ashley Saintigene scored 12 points and had two blocked shots.

Redshirt junior Khadaijia Brooks led Marshall with 10 rebounds and also made three steals.

The Herd led at halftime, 38-30, and Jovana Vucetic’s 3-point shot the biggest lead of 26 with 1:23 to go.

Women’s basketball

Marshall (3-4)

at Wisconsin (6-2)

8 p.m. Tuesday

Kohl Center

Madison, Wisc.

Radio: WMUL 88.1-FM

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