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Herd wants green at home vs. UAB

Jan. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- UAB and Marshall University women's basketball team attempt to break into the Conference USA win column at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cam Henderson Center.

Marshall's athletic department declared a "Green Out" with $3 admission for anyone wearing green. The first 100 fans in the arena will receive a Marshall water bottle.

UAB (8-6 season, 0-1 conference) dropped its C-USA opener Wednesday at home against UTEP, 85-76. Karissa Chapman and Chelsee Black both netted 26 points for the Blazers.

The Blazers get 73 percent of their 67.3 points a game from three players.

Chapman, a 5-foot-11 senior, ranks sixth in C-USA with an 18.6 average, 5-9 senior Ashley Grimes averages 15.8 and Black, a 5-6 sophomore, is good for 15.0.

Six-foot-1 sophomore Kayla Anderson scores 5.6 a game.

Chapman also pulls down 7.6 rebounds and Anderson 5.0. Black is an 86.3 percent free throw shooter.

Marshall (7-7 season, 0-1 conference) lost its first conference game Thursday at home to Tulane, 77-61. Tulane (10-4 season, 1-0 conference) pulled away by seven early and led by only two at halftime before stretching its lead to 22 in the final minute.

Leah Scott, a 6-foot junior leading Marshall with 12.1 points a game, scored 19 in the league opener and shared honors with 5-10 senior Suporia Dickens.

The Herd is scoring 64.9 per game with Scott getting support from 5-5 junior A.J. Johnson (9.9), Dickens (9.8), 5-5 sophomore Norrisha Victrum (8.8), 6-1 freshman Chelsey Romero (6.9) and 6-3 junior Chukwuka Ezeigbo (6.7).

Dickens leads the Herd rebounders (6.9) with help from Ezeigbo (6.8) and Romero (6.4).

Johnson leads C-USA in free throw shooting at 29-for-32 for 90.6 percent.

Victrum is the league leader in assist-turnover ration with 45 assists and 19 turnovers.

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