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Marshall women to face UAB

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University women's basketball is saddled with a six-game losing streak as the team enters a Sunday matchup with the UAB Blazers.

UAB (12-5) is tied for second place in Conference USA at 3-1. Marshall (6-11) lost all for of its conference encounters. Tip-off is 2 p.m., Sunday, in Cam Henderson Center.

The Blazers are the top defensive team in the league, holding opponents to 53.4 points per game. Offensively, Marshall is last in C-USA with a 56.1 scoring average.

Memphis won Thursday at UAB, 63-55, despite the Blazers getting a double-double from junior guard Karisma Chapman with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Amber Jones leads UAB in scoring average (13.5) followed by Chapman (12.6) and 5-foot-9 junior Ashley Grimes (10.9). Jones is fourth in UAB history with 1,347 career points.

Chapman is the leading rebounder on the team with 6.6 per game.

Marshall's last game was Jan. 21 at home against Houston, a 71-63 defeat. The Thundering Herd's last victory was Dec. 20 against Furman.

Herd freshman guard Norrisha Victrum (14), 5-9 junior forward Erica Woods (14) and junior guard Orlandria Williams (11) led the scoring against the Houston Cougars. Suporia Dickens, a 5-10 junior forward, had 17 rebounds in the game.

Sophomore guard Shay Weaver's 10.5 scoring average leads the Herd.

Six-foot-three sophomore Chukwuka Eziegbo averages 8.6 points and a team-best 6.1 rebounds. Victrum scores 8.5 a game.

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