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Marshall women host UCF

Mar. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University women's basketball plays its final home game of the season Sunday against UCF and it's Senior Day for Thundering Herd players Leandra King and Veronica Ruiz.

UCF and Marshall have a 2 p.m. tip-off in Cam Henderson Center.

The Locker Room Club will host a post-game reception in the Hartley Room where the seniors are being honored.

King is a 6-foot-2 center from New Carrollton, Md., averaging 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Ruiz, a 6-3 forward from Harlem, N.Y., averages 3.9 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Marshall has a 9-18 season record and is 12th (last) in the Conference USA standings at 3-11 after losing Thursday at home to Southern Miss, 68-61. After playing UCF, the Thundering Herd closes the regular season Thursday at Memphis.

The C-USA tournament is March 13-16 in Tulsa, Oka.

Sophomore guard Shay Weaver scored 17 with five 3-point field goals against Southern Miss and leads Marshall with 9.6 points a game. Junior forward Suporia Dickens, who had 19 points with four 3-pointers, averages 8.4.

Chukwuka Ezeigbo, a 6-3 sophomore, averages 7.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while junior guard Erica Woods and freshman point guard Norrisha Victrum both add 7.1 points a game.

UCF (12-16, 6-8 C-USA) won its Senior Night game Thursday against Houston, 68-55. The Knights are tied for eighth place in C-USA.

Freshman guard Briahanna Jackson who averages 14.5 points for UCF, had 22 points with five 3-pointer, seven rebounds and seven assists against Houston. Senior guard Genevenia Carter averages 14.8 a game and scored 21.

Erika Jones, a 6-2 junior with averages of 8.1 points and 9.0 rebounds, had an 11-point, 18-rebound double-double Thursday.

The Knights won a Feb. 7 game against the Herd in UCF Arena, 67-52. Jackson had 19 points for UCF. Woods scored 20 for Marshall. The Herd committed 25 turnovers in the contest.

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