Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Western Michigan University (Women)
Plaza Lights Classic hosted by University of Missouri Kansas City
Swinney Recreational Center
Kansas City, MO
November 26, 2016
Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts started the following lineup: 6-0 Fr. Tae’Lour Richardson, 5-11 Sr. Shavontae Naylor, 6-3 Jr. Madison Wood, 5-5 Sr. Mariah Massengill, and 5-8 Sr. Alexus Cooper. Western Michigan University coach Shane Clipfell countered with 6-1 So. Breanna Mobley, 5-10 Sr. Meredith Shipman, 6-2 Jr. Marley Hill, 5-7 So. Deja Wimby, and 5-8 Jr. Najee Smith.
Western Michigan pulled away in the closing minutes in the first half to erase a 28-27 deficit to lead 35-29 at the intermission on their way to a 74-59 victory. Western Michigan University shot 41% from the field including six of 15 from the three point line. The Broncos connected on 18 of 22 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 17 Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 31.8% from the field including four of 15 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on 13 of 19 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 14 Western Michigan turnovers.
Marley Hill led Western Michigan University with 17 points and nine rebounds. Meredith Shipman added 13 points including three three point baskets. Breanna Mobley recorded nine points and 10 rebounds. Deja Wimby added eight points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Najee Smith also scored eight points including two three point baskets.
6-1 Sr. Jalen O’Bannon led Eastern Kentucky University with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Shavontae Naylor added 13 points and six rebounds. Alexus Cooper added seven points and Madison Wood pulled down seven rebounds. Mariah Massengill recorded seven points, four assists, and four steals.
Eastern Kentucky University,10,19,13,17,59
Western Michigan University,16,19,19,20,74
Eastern Kentucky University (59) – Richardson 3, Naylor 13, Wood 0, Massengill 7, Cooper 7, O’Bannon 16, Jernigan 1, A. Brooks 6, Wright 6.
Western Michigan University (74) – Mobley 9, Shipman 13, Hill 17, Wimby 8, Smith 8, Reed 2, Carlisle 8, McCane 1. Miller 2, VanZanten 6.
Alexus Cooper and Jalen O’Bannon were named to the All Tournament team from Eastern Kentucky University.
A special thanks to the event Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.