UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Appeared in 23 games for the Cougars, all off the bench... averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in just under 10 minutes of action per contest...ranked third on the team in three point percentage (.333) and third in free throw percentage (.786)...scored a season-high 19 points off the bench on Jan. 4 at Rutgers, while also knocking down a career-best equaling eight field goals in that game...also scored 10 points and secured six rebounds in Houston's season opener, on Nov. 8 vs. Mississippi State...also led the team and recorded a career-high equaling two blocks in the contest...nearly notched a double-double back on Nov. 20 vs. North Texas, pouring in eight points and pulling down nine rebounds.
Competed in all 30 contests with five starts... averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game... shot 34 percent (83-244) from the field, 30 percent (30-100) from 3-point range and 67 percent (22-33) from the free-throw line... also tallied 27 steals, 15 assists and 12 blocks... scored in double figures in eight contests with three double-doubles... drained multiple 3-pointers on seven occasions... opened Houston career with 12 points off a 4-of-8 effort from 3-point range at Mississippi State on Nov. 9... followed up with her first-career double-double against Alabama on Nov. 13 with 10 points, 12 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes of play... posted 12 points and six rebounds against UTSA on Nov. 27, going 5-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from distance... erupted for career-high 22 points in 24 minutes in Houston's win over New Mexico on Nov. 30, draining a career-best six 3-pointers on nine attempts... connected on a trey in four-straight games from Nov. 27-Dec. 8, going 5-of-10 over that span... registered second double-double against Texas State on Dec. 22 with 14 points and 11 rebounds... went 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe against the Bobcats... posted eight points, 10 boards and three steals against Delaware State on Jan. 6... scored in double figures in three-game stretch from Jan. 13-24, averaging 14.3 points while shooting 53 percent (16-30) from the field and 46 percent (6-13) from distance... kicked off the streak at UAB with 14 points off a 6-of-10 shooting effort... posted third double-double of the season in the following contest at Marshall with 17 points, 11 boards and three steals while going 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe... tallied 12 points against Southern Miss, highlighted by a 3-of-7 performance from downtown... pulled down nine rebounds to go with seven points in Houston's comeback win at Rice.
|Career Game Highs (as of 03/09/14)|
|Points||22||vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)|
|FG||8, 2x||at Rutgers (01/04/14)|
|FGA||14||vs. Tulane (2/2/13)|
|3FG||6||vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)|
|3FGA||9||vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)|
|FT||4||at Marshall (1/20/13)|
|FTA||5||at Marshall (1/20/13)|
|Rebounds||12||vs. Alabama (11/13/12)|
|Assists||2, 3x||at Tulane (2/17/13)|
|Steals||4||at Tulane (2/17/13)|
|Blocks||2, 5x||vs. vs. Mississippi State (11/08/13)|
|Minutes Played||33||at Mississippi St. (11/9/12)|
Spent two seasons at Texas Tech prior to transferring to Houston... averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 42 total contests... played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per contest... shot 40 percent (44-of-109) from the field and 41 percent (12-of-29) from distance in her first season as a Red Raider... posted career highs of 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists while knocking down three 3-pointers against Arkansas Pine Bluff... tallied 11 points against Houston in the opening round of the WNIT.
Starred at nearby Dickinson High for four seasons... earned first team all-district and first team all-Galveston County honors all four years years... averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in her career and led Dickinson to the 2007 state championship final... named the district MVP as a senior.
Full name is Marissa Marie Ashton... born April 12, 1991, in Galveston, Texas... daughter of Jermillah Ashton... has a younger brother, Markese, and a younger sister, Mya... majoring in sociology.