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Marshall women face Marquette in Texas A&M Classic

Nov. 22, 2012 @ 11:20 PM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Marshall University women's basketball faces Marquette and Southern at the Texas A&M Classic.

Marshall (2-1) and Marquette (1-1) meet at 5:30 p.m., Friday, in Reed Arena, a 12,989-seat facility where Texas A&M has average crowds of 5,477 for its home games.

A balanced Marshall team is led by guard Shay Weaver's 12.0 scoring average. Six other Thundering Herd players score at least 4.3 per game.

Six-foot-three Chukwuka Ezeigbo averages 9.0 points and 7.7 rebounds.

Marshall has defeated Radford (65-63), lost at Indiana State (55-49) and beat Ball State in its last game, 70-45.

Marquette is a Big East Conference member that is 1-1 with a victory over Butler (73-62) and a defeat at Georgia Tech (76-72).

The Golden Eagles also have balanced scoring with four players averaging double figures -- guard Arlesa Morse (15.5), guard Katie Young (14.0), 6-1 Sarina Simmons (12.0) and 6-3 Katherine Plouffe (10.5). Simmons and the 5-11 Young top the rebounding with 7.5 and 7.0 a game respectively.

Southern (0-3) plays Texas A&M (1-3) in Friday's other game.

The Southern Jaguars went winless in three home games against Louisiana (71-69), Tulane (65-45) and South Alabama (63-41).

Guards Kendra Coleman and Adrien Sanders are Southern's big scorers with averages of 11.3 and 10.7 respectively. Lechell Rush, a 6-1 forward, posts 8.3 points and 7.3 rebounds on average.

Sunday's second game to conclude the event is Marquette against Texas A&M.

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