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Marshall scored fourth-most points all-time in victory
Marshall fans in the Cam Henderson Center Monday evening saw Coach Kim Caldwell’s team in her home debut smash several program records in a 121-55 victory over Point Park.
The Herd’s (2-2) Abby Beeman recorded the first triple-double in the recorded program’s history. The senior guard scored 13, collected 11 assists, and added 10 rebounds.
“I’ve been close a few times before, I always find out after the fact, I’m not out there chasing it or trying to get it, just letting it come naturally,” Beeman said. “It is nice to see your hard work pay off but it doesn’t mean too much, I am just glad we got the win as a team.”
Beeman’s assists were 11 of a program-record setting 37 total team assists for Coach Caldwell’s team.
“It was good to see some shots go in the basket, I thought we got a lot out of everyone today,” Coach Caldwell said. “It is something we have been talking about, having team wins, playing team basketball. We had 37 assists so I think they took that to heart and they did that and I’m really proud that everyone who took the court gave us something positive.”
For the full press conference with Coach Caldwell and Beeman, click HERE.
The records only started there, with the team forcing 38 turnovers, eight more than its top mark set in 2017. Marshall also grabbed 30 steals, breaking a previous record of 21. Of the team’s 56 total rebounds, 31 came offensively, another top mark. The 121 points were the fourth-most all-time and the 18th time in program history the team has surpassed the century mark.
On Marshall’s roster, 11 players got in the scoring, with Roshala Scott leading all scorers with 29 points. Aislynn Hayes broke out for 20 points while Mahogany Matthews reached double figures for the second consecutive game, scoring 13.
Sophomore Olivia Ziolkowski scored her first career collegiate points on a corner three. The Beckley native finished with seven on 3-5 shooting.
The Herd gets a week off before facing Wright State in Dayton next week. Tip from the Nutter Center on Nov. 27 is at 7 p.m.
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**Press release from Marshall University – HERDZONE – 11/20/2023 10:02:00 PM | Women’s Basketball