Lady Raiders host Marshall in final series of the season
By Isaac Hillis
MTN Sports Reporter
March 4, 2021
In a matchup that was originally postponed due to COVID-19 contact tracing, the Lady Raiders take on Marshall this tonight and tomorrow at the Murphy Center. This series is important for both teams heading into the C-USA tournament next week.
For the Raiders (13-6,11-3), this weekend is pivotal in generating momentum, but it is also the last opportunity the Raiders will have to test anything new they would like to try in the tournament. Because their seeding won't change since they are in first place in C-USA, people have wondered what their game plan will be and if they will rest any starters.
“I'm not one of those coaches that believes in not winning to rest.” said head coach Rick Insell.
Another key thing to watch for this weekend will be the NCAA Women's Basketball's leading scorer Anastasia Hayes and forward Courtney Whitson. In an interview earlier this week the two seemed energized and ready to compete stating, “we are going for a ring” they expressed that their goal the whole season has been to go for the C-USA championship, and the program has not won the tournament since 2014.
Marshall (7-9, 6-8) may not have a flashy record, but the team does have wins over Rice and North Texas this season.
“They're gritty… they can beat anybody,” said Insell.