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Women's Basketball Defeats Concord in First Exhibition Game

Nov. 1, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall women's basketball beat Concord on Friday evening 84-71 in the first of two preseason scrimmages.

The game was the first outing the Marshall women's basketball program has played against an opponent under new head coach Matt Daniel's direction.

The scrimmage featured a double-header as the men's basketball team took on Bluefield College following the women's exhibition. The combined attendance for the event was 4,631.

Marshall went 41.1 percent from the field after going 30-of-73. The Herd went 8-for-22 from behind the three point line.

"If you look at the shots we took, we probably only took three bad shots all night," said Daniel. "We got looks, it's just a matter of executing offense and completing plays under duress."

The Thundering Herd had five players feature double-digit points.

Orlandria Williams went 2-for-3 from behind the arch to lead Marshall with 15 points. The junior forward also went 5-for-6 from the free throw line and earned six rebounds.

Guard Jasmine Shaw followed with 14 points, going 5-for-11 from the field and 2-for-4 in three pointers. She added a team-high eight assists and earned three steals.

Freshman point guard Norrisha Victrum earned some of her first playing time in a Marshall jersey and booked 12 points. She was perfect from the free throw line (4-4) and recorded three assists.

Leandra King led the defense with four blocks and recorded 13 points, while Suporia Dickens led the team on the boards, cleaning up 10 rebounds.

Marshall out-rebounded the Mountain Lions 44 to 35 and was able to grab 19 offensive boards.

"I thought we played hard in spurts, but I thought we could play a lot more focused," continued Daniel. "I like that we crashed the offensive boards, I just don't like that we had to."

Concord was led by duo Andrea Bertrand and Rachel Artrip, who both finished with 20 points. Bertrand recorded a team-high eight assists, while Artrip led on the boards with nine rebounds.

The Herd will play their final exhibition game against Kentucky State on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be held in the Cam Henderson Center.