Dec. 30, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall women's basketball wrapped up the non-conference schedule with a 67-51 loss to Navy in Annapolis, Md. on Sunday afternoon.
Marshall dropped to 6-7 for the season and the loss marked the first back-to-back defeat of the season for the Thundering Herd. They Midshipmen improved to 7-6 with the victory.
"We didn't play very well and they played better than we did," head coach Matt Daniel said after the game. "They are a good team and they've had some success in recent years. They do a good job, have good kids, and execute well. We have to go get a lot better."
Erica Woods and Norrisha Victrum led the Herd with 11 points each. The point total is a season-high for Woods as the junior forward hit a career-high three three-pointers. She also led Marshall on the boards with seven rebounds.
Victrum was perfect from the free throw line, going 4-for-4 from the stripe and also led Marshall in assists with four, while totaling a team-high two steals.
Navy was led by Audrey Bauer, who finished with a double-double, recording 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jade Geif followed with 15 points, going 5-for-8 from the free throw line.
The Midshipmen were accurate from the field, shooting 52.1 percent after making 25-of-48 field goals. Contrarily, Marshall was limited to 35.3 percent from the field, shooting 18-for-51.
Three-pointers by Woods and Shay Weaver in the first five minutes helped Marshall establish a 15-11 lead over the Midshipmen to start the game.
Navy responded with a 21-3 run in the ensuing 10 minutes and earned a 32-18 lead with 4:30 left in the opening period.
The Midshipmen held a 36-26 advantage at the half, using 11 points and eight rebounds from Bauer to control the lead at the break. Marshall's Orlandria Williams recorded nine points off the bench for the Herd after going 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Marshall trailed for the duration of the second half as Navy recorded the 67-51 win. Victrum recorded eight of her 11 points in the second half, while Woods finished with six points and five rebounds in the period.
The Herd will begin conference play against Southern Miss on Thursday, January 10. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET in Hattiesburg, Miss.