In a game that saw six-ties and three lead changes, Erica Woods and her University of Marshall Women’s Basketball teammates fell short versus Eastern Kentucky, 64-55, at the Cam Henderson Center.
“I didn’t like our approach to mistakes we made,” Marshall coach Matt Daniel said. “I don’t think we used them to fuel ourselves. I think we just brushed them off, and we have to be a lot better than that. We have to be more competitive than that. Ultimately, that’s on me.”
The score was tied four times in the first seven minutes of play, but at the 13:07 mark, Marshall kicked off a four-minute, 14-to-2 run to go up, 23-11, with 7:54 to go. Juniors AJ Johnson and Chukwuka Ezeigbo led the way for Marshall in the first half, each contributing eight points.
Marshall led by as many as 13 during the first 20 minutes, with a 25-12 advantage at the 6:28 mark. Despite Marshall’s double-digit lead, Eastern Kentucky responded with a 9-to-2 run of their own to bring the score to 27-21 with 2:25 before the half.
At the midway point, Marshall led by eight points with the score at 31-23, but Eastern Kentucky opened the second half on a 10-to-2 run to tie it all at 33 apiece with 15:49 left to play. The teams would trade leads twice more before knotting the score at 45 with 7:03 remaining, however, Marshall would not lead again. Marshall came within one point, down, 52-51, with 3:53 to go, but could not eclipse the gap. Led by Marie Carpenter’s 29 points, the Colonels came out on top, 64-55.
Woods scored 6 points going 3 for 11 from the Field, that included 0 for 3 from behind the Three Point Line, she also went 0 for 1 from the Free Throw Line.
Woods played 34 minutes of action recording 2 Rebounds, 3 Assist and 3 Steals.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Thanksgiving Classic 2013 Day 2
Action from the Berkeley Gymnasium
Stanstead College 59 Hurricanes Basketball Club 53
In an early tip off Stanstead defeated Hurricanes Basketball Club 59 - 53.
Stanstead appeared to have a few bumps and bruises as several players were noticeably limping throughout the game. The Hurricanes only trailed 29-28 at the half, but costly turnovers and missed free throws allowed Stanstead to sneak out a win.
Roydell Clarke scored 31 points to lead Stanstead College to victory, while Aaron Perinchief scored 18 points for the Hurricanes Basketball Club.
Wolfpack NCAA All-Stars
East 17 West 15
Kobie Reid scored 5 points to lead the East to a 17 – 15 win over the West, while Inshan-nae Smith, Colin McCue and Conor White all scored 4 points each for the West.
Stanstead College 71 Bermuda Under-19 National Team 60
In the second Thanksgiving Classic matchup Stanstead College pulled off an 11 point win to defeat the Bermuda Under 19 National team 71 – 60. Roydell Clarke scored 33 points and Julien Stacey added 26 points for Stanstead College the pair combined for 59 of Stanstead's 71 points.
Marcus Robinson and Dion Easton both scored 19 points for the Bermuda Under 19 National Team.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving Classic 2013 Day 1
Action from Berkeley
Wolfpack NBA All-Stars
West All-Stars 32 East All-Stars 28
Evin Scott-Mosley led the West to a four point victory over the East 32 – 28 scoring 6 points, while Kumari Tannock scored 7 points for the East. West player Mark Chen was voted the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Stanstead College 54 Bermuda Under-19 Team 43
Visiting Stanstead College held a 34-23 lead at half, Stanstead hit more three point attempts than the Bermuda Under 19 team did as both teams took several long range shots in the opening ten minutes of the game.
Bermuda Under-19s mounted a late comeback, cutting the lead to 6, but were forced to foul to stop the clock. Stanstead would seal the game going 6/6 from the free throw line in the final seconds of the game.
Stanstead College were led to victory by Jordan Stacey who scored 26 points, while Rordell Clarke added 21 points as the pair combined for 47 of Stanstead's 54 points.
Marcus Robinson scored 15 points to lead the Bermuda Under 19 National team, with Raushon Tankard adding 10 points.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Woods & Marshall Win
With all 11 participating Marshall University Women’s Basketball players reaching the scoreboard, Erica Woods and her teammates responded to a three-game losing streak in dominant fashion by defeating Southern Illinois 82-59 at Cam Henderson Center. “I think we’re learning about adversity,” Marshall coach Matt Daniel said. “If you think about what we have done, we’ve had adversity all season. They’re diving in the stands for loose balls, because they’re starving for an outcome that proves their hard work is paying off.”
Marshall improved to 2-3 overall with the win, while Southern Illinois remained winless on the season at 0-5.
Marshall stayed on top for most of the first half, leading by as many as eight points at the 14-minute mark. Southern Illinois gained its first and only lead of the game after a three-minute, 10-to-2 run, which included back-to-back three-pointers from junior Ariel Haynes, putting them up 26-25, with 6:21 until the break. Marshall recovered less than a minute later after a Woods layup, and never surrendered the lead again, at the first buzzer Marshall led 40-35.
Woods ended the game with 7 points from 30 minutes of action. Woods went 3 for 6 from the Field and 1 for 2 from the Free Throw Line. Woods grabbed 3 Rebounds to go along with 3 Assist and 2 Steals.
Midway through the game, senior Suporia Dickens had paced the team with 12 points, going 3-of-3 from three-point range. She ended the game with a team-high and season-high 16 points.
Opening the second half on a 10-to-4 run, the Herd never looked back as it led by double-digits for the final 15 minutes of the game. Marshall’s biggest margin of the game was 23 which came with 37 seconds remaining as a Kiana Evans free throw sealed the final score at 82-59.
Marshall’s 82 points marks the most scored by the team since an 83-66 victory over Morehead State, November 23rd, 2011.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
BBA Elite League Round Up
Tsunamis & Titans Battle
The Bermuda Basketball Elite League Season continued inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with a Double-Header.
In the opener the Hamilton Tsunamis defeated the Southampton Titans 40 – 35. Husayn Symonds scored a game high 13 points in a losing effort for the Southampton Titans, while Lavar Powell scored 10 points for the Hamilton Tsunamis.
The Hamilton Parish Chargers defeated the Somerset Flyers 54 – 42. The Hamilton Parish Chargers were led to victory by Jaren Haley with 17 points, while Jason Lowe scored a game high 21 points for the Somerset Flyers.