Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome
Austin Peay University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)
March 3, 2016
Austin Peay coach David Midlick started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Sydney Gooch, 5-10 Sr. Symantha Norton, 5-11 Jr. Beth Rates, 5-7 Sr. Tiasha Gray, and 5-8 So. Falon Baker. Eastern Kentucky coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 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.
The score was tied 52-52 after three quarters but Eastern Kentucky outscored Austin Peay 30-16 in the final quarter to earn an 82-68 victory. The score was tied six times and there were three lead changes in the game. Eastern Kentucky shot 48.3% from the field including five of 12 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 21 of 22 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 17 Austin Peay turnovers. Austin Peay shot 41.4% from the field including six of 17 from beyond the arc. They connected on 14 of 24 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 17 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Michaela Hunter led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points including six of six free throws and four assists. Jalen O’Bannon added 18 points and seven rebounds. Shameekia Murray recorded 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Miranda Maples chipped in with nine points. Alexus Cooper added eight points and six rebounds.
Tiasha Gray led Austin Peay with 26 points including four three point baskets, eight rebounds, and four assists. 6-2 Jr. Tearra Banks added eight points.
Austin Peay (68) – Gooch 4, Norton 0, Rates 5, Gray 26, Baker 4, Rivers 3, Alexander 7, Rich 4, Olszewski 3, Gregory 4, Banks 8.
Eastern Kentucky (82) – O’Bannon 18, Murray 14, Maples 9, Cooper 8, Hunter 21, Massengill 5, Wright 7.
A special thanks to the OVC Tournament Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.