Blagg leads Tulane to C-USA victory

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Sophomore guard Danielle Blagg scored a career-high 26 points on the strength of an 8 for 13 performance from behind the 3-point arc as the Tulane women defeated Conference USA foe Marshall, 67-57, on Sunday at the Cam Henderson Center.

Blagg’s effort keyed a 13 3-point showing as Tulane remained undefeated on the road to improve to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in C-USA. The Thundering Herd, dropped their fourth-straight contest to fall to 6-9 and 0-2 in league play.

“You talk about someone in the zone; she was really in the zone,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “The nice thing is that she just kept in rhythm. She didn’t try to do anything different. When they came at her, she drove to the basket and got to the free throw line. I thought it was a very balanced day for her. … What a tremendous performance. Those shots going in were so key, and I think that really took the air out of their sails.”

The eight 3-pointers by Blagg rank second in Tulane history, as does the Green Wave’s 13 treys.

Blagg was one of two Tulane players to finish with double-digit scoring as guard Olivia Grayson had 13 points. Grayson shared team-high assist honors with guard Tyria Snow with six each. In addition, Grayson paced the Wave with five rebounds.

Marshall held a 34-28 edge in rebounds, but Tulane turned 10 offensive rebounds into 15 second-chance points while forcing 14 turnovers.

Tulane returns to action Thursday, when the Green Wave travel to Houston to take on C-USA rival Rice at 7 p.m. Tulane returns home to face Memphis on Sunday.