Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

The image depicts the new cyber security building, which is set to open in 2026.
Cyber Security Institute to Advance University
Baylee Parsons, News Editor • June 6, 2024
View All
Griffin Miller tallied four strikeouts in four innings.
Ragin' Cajuns Ravage the Herd
Ben Cower, Student Repoter • April 24, 2024
View All
This years Community Cares Week was the third of its tradition on Marshalls campus.
Community Cares Reaches Campus and Beyond
Baylee Parsons, News Editor • June 6, 2024
View All
The Parthenon on Twitter
Eng will start the position in July.
Ben Eng Chosen as Interim Dean for School of Business
Sarah Davis, Managing Editor • June 6, 2024
View All
Check won the javelin throw with a distance of 36.26 meters.
Track and Field Trounce James Madison Invitational
Wade Sullivan, Student Reporter • April 20, 2024
View All
Marshalls logo stands just outside the oldest building on campus, Old Main, which students can encounter during their campus tours at orientation.
Marshall Prepares for New Student Orientation
Evan Green, Executive Editor • June 6, 2024
View All
The Parthenon on Twitter

Women’s Basketball Suffer First Loss of the New Year

Women%E2%80%99s+Basketball+suffered+its+first+loss+since+Dec.+21.
Courtesy of HerdZone
Women’s Basketball suffered its first loss since Dec. 21.

A history-making winning streak came to an end on Saturday, Feb. 3, when Marshall Women’s Basketball lost their 10-win start to conference play against James Madison University.

With a final score of 63-72, head coach Kim Caldwell’s team wasn’t able to fight the adjustments JMU made following the previous matchup between the two teams.

“We were never really comfortable on the offensive end,” Caldwell said following the loss. “It was a completely different look for us.”

During the game, Marshall only shot 30% from the field, going 22-for-73 from the field. The season average for shooting is 43%.

Story continues below advertisement

“We didn’t shoot it great,” Caldwell said, “but that’s more hats off to them and their defense.”

JMU shot 58% from the field and used an extended roster that Marshall isn’t used to was able to keep the Dukes out of reach for most of the game.

“I feel like later in the game we got too comfortable,” Mays said following the loss.

Following the first quarter, both teams were tied at 14 apiece however, JMU scored the first eight points of the second quarter to eventually take a nine-point lead going into halftime.

On the day, Marshall had four double-digit scorers: Breanna Campbell had 16 points on 6-for-19 shooting along with five steals; Abby Beeman scored 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting with 6 assists; CC Mays had 13 points, a season high, on 4-for-10 shooting; Aislynn Hayes scored 10 points on 3-13 shooting.

Following the loss, Marshall is now 16-6 overall and remains number one in the Sun Belt with a 10-1 record in league action.

James Madison is now 16-7 overall and 8-3 in Sun Belt play.

The Herd has one more home game this week against Louisiana before a week-long break that goes into a four-game away trip.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Parthenon
$85
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will help continue the work of independent student journalism at Marshall University. If you benefit from The Parthenon's free content, please consider making a donation.

More to Discover
Donate to The Parthenon
$85
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Parthenon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *