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Saturday, 2 March 2019
Morehead State vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) March 2, 2019
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

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Morehead State vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

March 2, 2019

 

Morehead State coach Greg Todd started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Crystal Simmons-Cozar, 5-10 Gr. McKenzie Calvert, 6-3 Sr. Tierra McGowan, 5-4 Sr. Darianne Seward, and 5-8 Sr. Miranda Crockett.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 5-11 Sr. Abby Wright, 5-11 So. Bria Bass, 6-2 Sr. Madison Pierce, 5-8 Jr. Shay Solomon, and 6-0 Jr. Catie Kaifes.

 

Eastern Kentucky University led by 12 points early in the second quarter but Morehead State rallied to earn a 64-61 victory.  Eastern Kentucky’s Abby Wright’s last second long range heave for the tie fell short.  The Colonels competed tonight but their inability to defend Miranda Crockett sealed their doom.  Crockett got to the lane at will and was deadly once she got the ball.  The score was tied twice and there was one lead change in the game.

 

Morehead State shot 39.3% from the field including three of 19 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 13 of 18 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 28 points off 20 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky shot 39.7% from the field including six of 16 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on nine of 16 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 15 Morehead State turnovers.

 

Miranda Crockett led Morehead State with 33 points including seven of nine free throws, five rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, and four steals.  6-1 Jr. Aliyah Jeune added 11 points including four of five free throws, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.  McKenzie Calvert recorded nine points and three steals. 

 

Abby Wright tied her career high scoring output and led Eastern Kentucky with 24 points including two three point baskets, eight of 14 free throws, three rebounds, and two steals.  Bria Bass added 10 points, 16 rebounds, and three assists.  Catie Kaifes recorded 10 points including two three point baskets, five rebounds, and three steals.  5-6 So. Teri Goodlett and Shay Solomon chipped in with eight and seven points respectively.  Madison Pierce pulled down five rebounds, and dished out five assists. 

 

Morehead State University,12,19,16,17,64

Eastern Kentucky University,19,12,18,12,61

 

Morehead State University (64) –Simmons-Cozar 2, Calvert 9, McGowan 0, Seward 7, Crockett 33, Jeune 11, Avery 2.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (61) – Wright 24, Bass 10, Pierce 2, Solomon 7, Kaifes 10, Goodlett 8.

 

It was posted later in the day that Coach Chrissy Roberts’ contract would not be renewed for next year.

 

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


Posted by REH at 11:49 PM EST
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