Women's Basketball Hosts Season Opener against Radford
The Herd takes on the Highlanders at noon on Friday
Nov. 8, 2012
Matt Daniel and the Marshall women's basketball program opens up the season against Radford on Friday at noon.
Cam Henderson Center
Crooks Double-Double Leads Herd To 70-66 Win Over Radford
Tynikki Crook recorded her third double-double of the season as the Marshall University women's basketball team topped Radford, 70-66, to win its sixth-straight game Thursday afternoon at the Cam Henderson Center.
The game is part of a triple-header in which volleyball and men's basketball will have events as well. Volleyball will follow with a 4 p.m. ET match against Tulane and men's basketball will play a 7:30 p.m. ET game against Longwood in its season opener.
Continuing a tradition from last season, Marshall will hold "Field Trip Day" for its match-up against the Highlanders. The start time is noon to accommodate the attendance of students from eight elementary and middle schools, along with three high school women's basketball teams.
Last Dec. 15, the Herd women's basketball program downed Longwood on "Field trip Day" before 3,413 spectators, the largest home crowd of the 2011-12 season.
After coaching at the University of Central Arkansas for the past four years, Daniel will be coaching his first game as the Marshall women's basketball coach. The team brings back 9 lettermen and welcomes three newcomers.
Erica Woods is the leading returning rebounder from last season, earning 6.2 boards per game. She is also the best returning scorer from the 2011-12 season after recording 6.7 points per game.
A LOOK AT RADFORD
After losing to High Point in the semi-finals of the 2011-12 Big South tournament, Radford finished the season 16-15 (9-9 Big South). The Highlanders returns all five starters and 12 letterwinners from a year ago and were picked to finish fifth in the Big South preseason poll.
Senior guard Da'Naria Erwin Spencer was named to the Big South preseason all-conference team for the second season in a row. She recorded 17.4 points per game last season along with 2.4 steals per contest.