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Herd women fall at Robert Morris

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- Robert Morris forward Artemis Spanou nearly outscored Marshall University herself Tuesday in a women's basketball game at the Sewall Center.

Spanou, a 6-foot senior from Greece, pumped in 31 points for the Colonials (1-1) in a 67-48 victory.

"Robert Morris is a really talented team," Marshall head coach Matt Daniel said. "They're picked to win their league. They have one of the best players (Spanou) I've ever seen in person and in preparation. She's absolutely a professional player."

The Colonials were picked as the Northeast Conference preseason favorite. Spanou was the 2013 NEC Player of the Year.

Marshall (1-1) was led by junior guard A.J. Johnson's 12 points. Junior forward Leah Scott and senior forward Suporia Dickens both netted nine.

Spanou also collected 17 rebounds. Dickens topped Marshall players with five.

A four-point run to open the game proved to be the largest margin in Marshall's favor. Robert Morris led, 32-25, at halftime and stretched the lead to 24 points with 1:07 left to play.

The Elementary School Day turnout of 782 spectators for the 10 a.m. game included 600 school kids.

Marshall is back at home for a 7 p.m. Monday game against Morehead State

"I'll be glad to get back to the friendly confines of the Henderson Center and hopefully get a better result next time out," Daniel said.

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