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Saturday, 21 May 2016
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Tennessee Tech University (Women) February 27, 2016
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Tennessee Tech University (Women)

Eblen Center

Tennessee Tech University

Cookeville, TN

February 27, 2016

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts started the following lineup: 6-1 Jr. Jalen O’Bannon, 5-10 Sr. Shameekia Murray, 6-1 Sr. Miranda Maples, 5-8 Jr. Alexus Cooper, and 5-10 Jr. Michaela Hunter.  Tennessee Tech University coach Kim Rosamond countered with 6-2 Sr. Mariah Dean, 6-2 Sr. Tia Nicholson, 6-2 Gr. Candace Parson, 5-7 Sr. Samaria Howard, and 5-8 Jr. Lindsey Jennings.

 

Miranda Maples scored six straight points in overtime to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 71-67 victory over Tennessee Tech.  Eastern Kentucky led 33-23 at halftime but Tennessee Tech rallied and actually led 54-52 early in the fourth quarter.  The score was tied five times and there were nine lead changes in the game.

 

Eastern Kentucky shot 35.2% from the field including four of 17 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 17 of 23 free throws, pulled down 47 rebounds, and scored 13 points off 19 Tennessee Tech turnovers.  Tennessee Tech shot 35.6% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Golden Eagles connected on 21 of 28 free throws, pulled down 43 rebounds, and scored eight points off 16 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

Michaela Hunter led Eastern Kentucky with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.  Jalen O’Bannon added 13 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Shameekia Murray recorded 12 points including two three point baskets and five rebounds.  Miranda Maples chipped in with 11 points.  5-11 Fr. Abby Wright added 10 points and five rebounds.

 

Samaria Howard led Tennessee Tech with 23 points including eight of 10 free throws and six rebounds.  5-9 Jr. Hannah Goolsby added 13 points and four assists.  Mariah Dean recorded 11 points and 16 rebounds.  5-11 So. Yaktavia Hickson also scored 11 points including two three point baskets.  Candace Parson added seven points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and four steals.

 

Eastern Kentucky,20,13,15,12,11,71

Tennessee Tech,12,11,24,13,7,67

 

Eastern Kentucky (71) – O’Bannon 13, Murray 12, Maples 11, Cooper 6, Hunter 17, Massengill 2, Wright 10.

 

Tennessee Tech (67) – Dean 11, Nicholson 0, Parson 7, Howard 23, Jennings 2, Hickson 11, Goolsby 13.

 

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


Posted by REH at 8:19 PM EDT
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