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Thundering Herd routs High Point for 7th straight win

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Damier Pitts and Tyler Wilkerson scored 18 points apiece, leading Marshall to its seventh-straight win with a 109-76 rout of High Point on Sunday night.

The game was postponed from its original 2 p.m. start time due to poor road conditions and sever weather in the area, but it didn’t seem to bother Marshall on the court.

Marshall (9-1) broke open an early 9-7 game with an 11-0 run that put the game out of reach midway through the opening quarter. Marshall led 42-26 at halftime and put the game away with a 22-9 run in the second.

Wilkerson also added 10 rebounds for Marshall, which is off to its best start since 2000-01. The Thundering Herd improved their all-time record against High Point to 4-0. Hassan Whiteside, who recorded Marshall’s first ever triple-double on Dec. 16, scored 13 and grabbed 10 boards.

Nick Barbour led the Panthers (4-5) with 26 points.

Marshall box

MARSHALL 109, HIGH POINT 76

HIGH POINT (4-5)

Barbour 8-16 8-9 26, Cox 0-3 0-0 0, Harris 5-11 3-3 16, Law 2-10 1-2 5, Daniels 0-4 2-2 2, Stroman 0-1 0-0 0, Singleton 5-7 1-1 11, Hall 0-1 0-0 0, Campbell 1-3 0-0 2, Morris 6-12 1-3 13, Simms 0-1 1-2 1, Bridges 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 27-69 17-24 76.

MARSHALL (9-1)

Merthie 4-7 3-4 13, Pitts 6-10 4-4 18, Whiteside 3-5 7-9 13, Johnson 5-7 5-7 17, Wilkerson 7-10 4-6 18, Haymon 0-2 1-2 1, Miller 3-4 1-1 8, Pena 2-4 1-2 5, Hordyski 0-0 0-0 0, Lutz 0-6 0-0 0, Fischer 0-1 0-0 0, Baines 1-1 3-6 5, Spikes 4-5 3-4 11. Totals 35-62 32-45 109.

Halftime—Marshall 42-26. 3-Point Goals—High Point 5-16 (Harris 3-7, Barbour 2-6, Morris 0-1, Campbell 0-2), Marshall 7-15 (Johnson 2-3, Merthie 2-3, Pitts 2-3, Miller 1-2, Wilkerson 0-1, Lutz 0-3). Fouled Out—Daniels. Rebounds—High Point 28 (Law, Morris 6), Marshall 49 (Whiteside, Wilkerson 10). Assists—High Point 13 (Cox, Harris, Simms 3), Marshall 18 (Pitts 4). Total Fouls—High Point 32, Marshall 22. Technicals—Law, Pitts, Spikes. A—4,541.