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Monday, 22 February 2016
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) February 13, 2016
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

 

2016TSUEKUW

 

 

Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

February 13, 2016

 

Tennessee State coach Larry Joe Inman started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Jayda Johnson, 6-0 Jr. I’mani Davis, 6-2 Sr. Samantha Palma, 5-7 Sr. Brianna Lawrence, and 5-5 Jr. Maxine Beard.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts connected with 5-10 Jr. Zee Willix, 5-10 Jr. Michaela Hunter, 6-1 Jr. Jalen O’Bannon, 5-7 Jr. Jada Triplett, and 5-8 Jr. Alexus Cooper.

 

Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee State by a score of 78-67.  Eastern Kentucky shot 37.9% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 22 of 32 free throws, pulled down 51 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 13 Tennessee State turnovers.  Tennessee State shot 35.7% from the field including nine of 25 from beyond the arc.  The tigers connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 15 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Michaela Hunter led a balanced Eastern Kentucky scoring attack with 17 points including eight of 10 free throws and four assists.  Jalen O’Bannon added 15 points and 12 rebounds.  Alexus Cooper recorded 13 points and seven rebounds.  6-1 Sr. Miranda Maples chipped in with 11 points including three three point baskets and six rebounds.  5-10 Sr. Shameekia Murray added 10 points and four rebounds.

 

Brianna Lawrence led Tennessee State with 19 points including five three point baskets and seven rebounds.  I’mani Davis added 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.  Jayda Johnson chipped in with 11 points and three assists.  Samantha Palma recorded 10 points and seven rebounds.  5-7 Jr. Diamond Beatty added eight points, four rebounds, and four assists.

 

Tennessee State,16,21,15,15,67

Eastern Kentucky,25,20,19,14,78

 

Tennessee State (67) – Johnson 11, Davis 13, Palma 10, Lawrence 19, Beard 2, Beatty 8, Sims 4.

 

Eastern Kentucky (78) – Willix 0, Hunter 17, O’Bannon 15, Triplett 0, Cooper 13, Massengill 7, Murray 10, Henshaw 4, Maples 11, Wright 1.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


Posted by REH at 11:33 PM EST
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