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Women’s basketball team dominates in exhibition opener

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Marshall University women’s basketball team defeated Kentucky Christian University Wednesday 113-36 in its first and only exhibition game of the preseason.

Head coach Matt Daniel said  while he was pleased with the team’s 77-point victory, but the big win is not what he cares about.

Daniels said it is the team’s development that he feels is important.

“The jitters should be out of the way,” Daniels said. “And it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. We have a lot we can work on, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Our communication has to get a lot better.”

Leading scorer for the Herd, redshirt sophomore Taylor Porter, scored 21 points and accounted for five rebounds and three assists.

Porter, a Fort Gay, West Virginia native who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations, said she has waited her whole life to put on a Marshall jersey.

“Out of high school, I wanted to come here,” Porter said. “This is home.”

Kiana Evans, who scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, said she is enjoying the team’s style of play.

“We are playing real fast now,” Evans said. “Everybody’s getting a chance to play.”

Daniel said he is positive this season will be a successful year for the Herd.

Marshall travels to Morehead, Kentucky to face Morehead State University Nov. 13 with tip off set for 5:30 p.m.

Imani Spradley can be contacted at [email protected]

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