Monday, December 14, 2015

Marshall Uses Mid-Game Spurt to Blow Out Eastern Kentucky

Marshall 96
Eastern Kentucky 72

Final from Huntington, West Virginia

Game recap by EKU:

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Senior Jarelle Reischel and freshman Nick Mayo both scored 20 points, but the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team fell at Marshall, 96-72, on Saturday night at the Cam Henderson Center.

The game was tied, 36-36, with just under four minutes to play in the first half, but Marshall (2-6) closed the first half on a 10-0 run and opened the second half on a 15-4 run to blow the game open.

Reischel notched his fourth double-double of the year in the loss, scoring 20 points, grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds and dishing out a team-high six assists. He shot 8-of-10 from the field.

Mayo finished one point shy of his career-high with 20 points. He also grabbed a career-best six rebounds.

The Colonels (7-4) were outscored 21-0 in second-chance points.

James Kelly led Marshall with 27 points, while Austin Loop added 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc.

It was Loop that sparked the Thundering Herd's late first-half run. He connected on three straight three-pointers in the final two minutes of the half to send Marshall into the locker room at the break up by 10, 48-38.

Stevie Browning picked up in the second half where Loop left off in the first half, canning a three-pointer on Marshall's first possession to spark a 15-4 run that ended when C.J. Burks hit another three-pointer to make it 63-42 with 17:05 to play in the game.

The Thundering Herd hit 15 three-pointers on the night.

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