Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome
Belmont University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)
Eastern Kentucky University
February 24, 2016
Belmont coach Cameron Newbauer started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Lauren Thompson, 5-11 So. Kylee Smith, 6-3 So. Sally McCabe, 5-5 Fr. Darby Maggard, and 5-11 Fr. Jenny Roy. Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 6-0 Sr. Jasmine Henshaw, 5-10 Sr. Shameekia Murray, 6-1 Sr. Miranda Maples, 5-8 Jr. Alexus Cooper, and 5-10 Jr. Michaela Hunter.
Belmont led 17-7 after the first quarter and was never threatened in a 65-51 victory over Eastern Kentucky University. Belmont shot 41% from the field including five of 17 from the three point line. They connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored six points off nine Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 25% from the field including only two of 24 from beyond the arc. They connected on 13 of 14 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored nine points off 13 Belmont turnovers.
Lauren Thompson led Belmont with 16 points and seven rebounds. Kylee Smith added 13 points including three three point baskets and 11 rebounds. 5-9 So. Sierra Jones recorded 10 points and eight rebounds. 6-1 Jr. Frankie Joubran chipped in with nine points. Sally McCabe added eight points, four rebounds, and three assists. Darby Maggard recorded seven points and six assists.
6-1 Jr. Jalen O’Bannon led Eastern Kentucky with 23 points including nine of 10 free throws, 14 rebounds, and three blocked shots. Miranda Maples added seven points and nine rebounds. Shameekia Murray recorded six points, nine rebounds, and four assists.
Belmont University (65) – Thompson 16, Smith 13, McCabe 8, Maggard 7, Roy 0, Joubran 9, Jones 10, Harmeyer 2.
Eastern Kentucky (51) – Henshaw 2, Murray 6, Maples 7, Cooper 2, Hunter 3, O’Bannon 23, Massengill 6, Wright 2.
A special thanks to the EKU Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.