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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Young Harris College vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) November 5, 2016
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome




Young Harris College vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 5, 2016


Young Harris College coach Matt Stearsman started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Meredith Tarver, 5-11 Jr. Jada Williams, 6-3 Sr. Jenny Vernet, 5-4 So. Sara Jorgensen, and 5-6 Sr. Bria Ratliff.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 5-11 So Abby Wright, 5-11 Sr. Shavontae Naylor, 6-1 Sr. Jalen O’Bannon, 5-5 Sr. Mariah Massengill, and 5-8 Sr. Alexus Cooper.


Eastern Kentucky University led by 21 early in the third quarter but had to survive a furious rally by Young Harris College to earn a 65-61 victory.  Eastern Kentucky still led 55-41 beginning the final quarter but dismal shooting from the field (2-14) 14.3% from the field in the final quarter allowed Young Life College to get back in the game. 


Eastern Kentucky University shot 34.9% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 17 of 25 free throws, pulled down 47 rebounds, and committed 23 turnovers.  Young Life College shot 35.6% from the field including five of 11 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 14 of 22 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and committed 22 turnovers.


Jalen O’Bannon led Eastern Kentucky with 21 points, four rebounds, one blocked shot, and three steals.  Alexus Cooper added 16 points including three three point baskets and four assists.  5-3 Jr. Marcella Rocha added nine points on four of five shooting from the field including one for one from beyond the arc.  Shavontae Naylor recorded seven points, seven rebounds, and four assists.


Bria Ratliff led Young Life College with 24 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals.  Jenny Vernet added nine points, 13 rebounds, and two blocked shots.  5-10 Fr. Dyiesha Brown recorded nine points and four rebounds.5-8 Jr. Briana Bell chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets.


Young Harris College,10,8,23,20.61

Eastern Kentucky University,17,17,21,10,65


Young Harris College (61) – Tarver 3, Williams 0, Vernet 9, Jorgensen 6, Ratliff 24, Bell 8, Brown 9, McQuade 2.


Eastern Kentucky University (65) – Wright 2, Naylor 7, O’Bannon 21, Massengill 3, Cooper 16, Rocha 9, Jernigan 2, J. Brooks 2, Willix 1, Wood 2.


A special thanks to the EKU Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.

Posted by REH at 8:36 PM EST
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