Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men
Jacksonville State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)
Paul S. McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
January 4, 2020
Jacksonville State University coach Ray Harper started the following lineup: 6-7 Jr. Kayne Henry, 6-5 Jr. Derrick Cook, 6-10 Jr. Martin Roub, 6-1 Sr. Ty Hudson, and 6-5 Jr. Elias Harden. Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 Fr. Michael Moreno, 6-3 Sr. Ty Taylor, 6-8 So. Tre King, 6-2 Jr. JacQuess Hobbs, and 6-3 So. Jomaru Brown.
Jacksonville State University led 44-31 at halftime but had to survive a frantic rally by Eastern Kentucky University to finally pull away late for an 8-71 victory. The score was tied six times and there were two lead changes. Jacksonville State shot 47.5% from the field including nine of 20 from the three point line. The Gamecocks connected on 15 of 18 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored six points off four Eastern Kentucky turnovers. Eastern Kentucky shot 40.3% from the field including eight of 32 from beyond the arc. The Colonels connected on five of nine free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 16 Jacksonville State turnovers.
6-8 Sr. Jacara Cross led Jacksonville State with 20 points including six of eight free throws and seven rebounds. 6-4 So. De’Torrion Ware added 14 points including two three point baskets, and four of four free throws. Kayne Henry recorded 14 points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Derrick Cook added 13 points, right rebounds, and six assists. Elias Harden chipped in with seven points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Jomaru Brown led Eastern Kentucky with 18 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Ty Taylor added 10 points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. 6-9 Sr. Lachlan Anderson recorded nine points on three three point baskets. Michael Moreno chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets and seven rebounds. JacQuess Hobbs added eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. 6-8 Jr. Darius Hicks recorded eight points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Jacksonville State University,44,36,80
Eastern Kentucky University,31,40,71
Jacksonville State University (80) – Henry 14, Cook 13, Roub 6, Hudson 6, Harden 7, Cross 20, Ware 14.
Eastern Kentucky University (71) – Moreno 8, Taylor 10, T. King 7, Hobbs 8, Brown 18, Anderson 9, Hicks 8, Cruickshank 3.
A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.