Women’s basketball team defeats Rhode Island, improves to 3-0


On a team loaded with younger talent, it was the veterans who stole the show for Marshall University’s women’s basketball in Wednesday’s 72-62 victory over the University of Rhode Island.

With the win, the Herd improves to 3-0 on the season, while the Rams fall to 0-2.

Senior Leah Scott led all scorers with 19 points while adding eight rebounds.

Scott was pressured all game by a physical Rams defense who saw three of its players foul out of the contest.

“In practice, which you guys don’t know, coach [Matt] Daniel doesn’t call fouls for me, so I’m used to it,” Scott said.

Senior guard Norrisha Victrum shot over 50 percent from beyond the arc, going 4-7 and finishing with 15 points.

After breaking her nose in practice earlier this week, Victrum was forced to wear a mask to protect her face.

“I tried not to think about the mask,” Victrum said. “I wanted to get this win. During shoot around, they had a lot of energy and they were doing a little [trash] talking. It was a win I really wanted.”

The Herd also received solid performances from Chelsey Romero (10 points, five rebounds) and Shayna Gore (10 points, three assists).

Dominique Ward and Samantha Tabakman paced Rhode Island in scoring with 14 each.

Tabakman also had 10 rebounds.

Charise Wilson, the Rams leading scorer on the season, chipped in 12 points.

Next up for the Herd is New Jersey Institute of Technology. The game will be played 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cam Henderson Center.

Ishmael Witten can be contacted at [email protected].