3 am: 50°FPartly Cloudy

5 am: 47°FMostly Clear

7 am: 46°FSunny

9 am: 55°FSunny

More Weather

Herd women fall to Navy

Dec. 30, 2012 @ 11:27 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy used a 21-3 run in the first half to go from a 15-11 deficit to a 32-18 lead over Marshall and the Midshipmen remained in control the rest of the way en route to a 67-51 over the Thundering Herd on Sunday at Alumni Hall.

For Navy (7-6), it was the Midshipmen's first home game in more than three weeks. The Midshipmen evened the series with Marshall at 2-2.

For Marshall (6-7), this was its final non-conference game of the season. It's also the first time the Herd's last two in a row under first-year coach Matt Daniel.

"We didn't play very well and they played better than we did," Daniel said. "They are a good team and they've had some success in recent years. They do a good job, have good kids, and execute well. We have to go get a lot better."

Erica Woods and Norrisha Victrum led Marshall with 11 points each. Woods, a forward, the point total is a season high and she helped the effort with a career-best three three-pointers. She led the Herd in rebounds with seven. Victrum made all four of her free throws and had two steals and a team-high four assists.

Audrey Bauer led Navy with 18 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Jade Geif followed with 15 points.

The Midshipmen shot 52.1 percent from the field (25-of-48) and limited Marshall to 35.3 (18-of-51).

Woods and Shay Weaver connected on three-pointers in the first five minutes to help Marshall open the 15-11 lead. That's when Navy responded with the 21-3 run over 10 minutes to go up 32-18 and the hosts stayed on top the rest of the way.

Marshall's off until Jan. 10 when the Herd begins Conference USA play against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.