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Matt Daniel era begins at MU

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Matt Daniel coaching era gets under way Thursday for Marshall University women's basketball.

The Thundering Herd women will take the court at 5:30 p.m. for an exhibition game against Concord University in Cam Henderson Center. Admission is $5, which is also good for an 8 p.m. men's exhibition game against Bluefield College. Free admission and candy for kids in Halloween costumes.

It will be the first chance for fans to see the revamped system brought in by Daniel.

The play will be fast-paced and the action will be continuous as he looks to turn around the program and quickly get it moving in the right direction.

Marshall returns several players from last season's 16-14 team including Conference USA all-freshman selection Shay Weaver. Other returning players include Suporia Dickens, Shynisha Johnson, Erica Woods and Veronica Ruiz.

Concord is led by all-WVIAC second-team selection Andrea Bertrand, who averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 rebounds last season.

The Mountain Lions also have a pair of freshmen with local connections on their roster in former Huntington St. Joe and Spring Valley sharpshooter Amber Chadwick and Raceland center Brooke Gee.

Thursday's game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but it was moved to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate the rescheduling of the men's basketball exhibition against Bluefield College, which will follow the Herd women's game.

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