Former Greenbrier basketball star Eric Marshall continues to have a solid sophomore campaign for Wofford University.
After coming off the bench as a freshman, Marshall has started from day one this season. Last Wednesday night, Wofford hosted perennial power College of Charleston. The Cougars have one of the top midmajor programs in the nation and have been a regular in the Top 25 polls over the past 10 seasons.
Last season, Marshall scored a career-high 27 points, including 25 in the second half as Wofford knocked off Charleston in Spartanburg, S.C.
Marshall must really enjoy this matchup, because he had another big game against the Cougars on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3 guard scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds as Wofford picked up a thrilling 87-83 overtime victory. Marshall came up big late, nailing four straight free throws in the closing seconds to help seal the win.
Marshall followed up this performance by setting a new season high with 25 points (23 in the second half) as Wofford knocked off Furman 77-70 over the weekend.
The Terriers trailed by seven points with 5:42 to go before surging ahead for the win. Marshall, who scored Wofford's first 15 points of the second half, had a terrific night shooting the ball.
He finished 9-12 from the field, 3-4 from 3-point range , and 4-4 from the line.
Wofford coach Mike Young was impressed with his talented second-year player.
"Eric Marshall is a special guy offensively, and we've had a chance to see that the last couple of games," he said.
For the season, Marshall is averaging 10.3 points per game.
County trio help ASU Soar
Augusta State dropped two of three games this weekend to No. 14 Lander, but that cannot take away from the great start the Jags are off to this season.
Coming into the weekend matchup with Lander, ASU was 8-1 and had the highest ranking in school history at No. 4 in the nation.
Three former Columbia County players play for Skip Fite's Jaguars.
Former Evans standout Justin Walker is ASU's ace pitcher. In three starts, he is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.50.
Lakeside graduates Preston Crews and Craig Arrington also suit up for ASU.
Arrington is in his first season with ASU after transferring from Georgia Southern. Arrington is off to a good start with two saves and an ERA of 3.38 in five appearances.
Crews, a reserve infielder, has also played well. He has played in four of the Jags 12 games and is hitting .333 with three RBI.
Congratulations to the Columbia County trio and the rest of the ASU squad for their terrific start to the 2005 season.
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