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Saturday, 25 November 2017
Harlan County vs. Madison Southern Class 5A Playoffs Semifinal November 24, 2017
Topic: Football

2017HCMSP

Harlan County vs. Madison Southern
Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Semifinal)

Madison Southern High School
Berea, KY
November 24, 2017

© 2017 by Ron Harrison

Madison Southern defeated Harlan County by a score of 27-20 before a packed house in an example of what high school football should be like in a playoff atmosphere on a Friday night in late fall.  Harlan County held a 20-13 lead late in the game before Madison Southern scored on a one yard run by Carter Smith and Baylor Willis kicked the conversion kick to tie the game at 20-20.  Madison Southern recovered a fumble on their 17 yard line with 1:18 left on the clock.  The Eagles went 83 yards on four plays ending with a 27 yard run by Carter Smith to the end zone shedding tackles along the way and a conversion kick by Baylor Willis to make the score 27-20 with 46 seconds on the clock.  The Eagles held on for the victory and punched their ticket to the championship game.  Madison Southern recorded 15 first downs and 324 yards of total offense.  The Eagles were penalized six times for 73 yards, lost a fumble, and had a pass intercepted.  Harlan County recorded 16 first downs and 271 yards of total offense.  The Black Bears were penalized eight times for 49 yards and lost a fumble.

Carter Smith led Madison Southern’s ground game with 151 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries.  Landen Stacy carried the ball 15 times for 70 yards and a touchdown.  Nathaniel Eads carried the ball once for 27 yards.  Landen Stacy completed 10 of 11 passes for 61 yards with one interception.  Nathaniel Eads caught five passes for 30 yards.  Carter Smith added two receptions for 23 yards.  Noah Hughes returned one kickoff for 23 yards.  Carter Smith punted three times for a 41.0 average with a long punt of 43 yards.  Carter Smith led the defense with six solo and five assisted tackles.  Alex Knuckles added five solo and two assisted tackles.  Hunter Richardson recorded four solo and three assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a six yard loss.  TJ Estes recorded two solo and one assisted tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling nine yards. 

Tyrese Simmons led Harlan County’s ground game with 82 yards and a touchdown on five carries.  Quentin Mickens carried the ball 21 times for 78 yards and a touchdown.  Colby Cochran completed five of 14 passes for 64 yards.  Tyrese Simmons caught three passes for 48 yards.  Tyrese Simmons returned four kickoffs for 64 yards.  Marcus Kelly kicked off five times with four touchbacks.  Garry Henson led the defense with three solo and six assisted tackles with 1.5 of his tackles resulting in losses totaling two yards.  Tyrese Simmons added four solo and four assisted tackles.  Caleb Carmical recorded one solo and seven assisted tackles.  Jacob Branson recovered a fumble and Devon Rodrigues intercepted a pass.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Harlan County

3

7

10

0

20

Madison Southern

0

13

0

14

27

 

HARLANCO

-

Marcus Kelly kicks a 40 yard field goal

MADSOUTH

-

Landen Stacy 7 yard run (Baylor Willis kick)

HARLANCO

-

Quentin Mickens 3 yard run (Marcus Kelly kick)

MADSOUTH

-

Carter Smith 3 yard run (Nathaniel Eads run fails)

HARLANCO

-

Marcus Kelly kicks a 25 yard field goal

HARLANCO

-

Tyrese Simmons 64 yard run (Marcus Kelly kick)

MADSOUTH

-

Carter Smith 1 yard run (Baylor Willis kick)

MADSOUTH

-

Carter Smith 27 yard run (Baylor Willis kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Harlan County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Tyrese Simmons

5

82

16.4

64

Quentin Mickens

21

78

3.7

13

Colby Cochran

6

22

3.7

15

Devon Rodrigues

1

14

14.0

14

Garry Henson

3

8

2.7

6

Caleb Carmical

2

3

1.5

2

Team

1

0

0.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Colby Cochran 

14-5-0

64

0

33

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Tyrese Simmons

3

48

0

33

Devon Rodrigues

2

16

0

13

 

 

Madison Southern

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Carter Smith

20

151

7.6

27

Landen Stacy

15

70

4.7

26

Nathaniel Eads

1

27

27.0

27

Hunter Richardson

3

14

4.7

9

Alex Knuckles

1

1

1.0

1

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Landen Stacy

11-10-1

61

0

21

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Nathaniel Eads

5

30

0

18

Carter Smith

2

23

0

21

Hunter Richardson

1

6

0

6

Seth Shepherd

1

3

0

3

Tobias Storm

1

-1

0

0

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to Hugh Davis for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Scott County vs. St. Xavier Class 6A Playoffs Semifinals November 24, 2017
Topic: Football

2017SCSTXP

Scott County vs. St. Xavier
Class 6A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Semifinal)

St. Xavier High School
Louisville, KY
November 24, 2017

© 2017 by Ron Harrison

Both teams came out swinging for the fences and combined for a total of 83 points and 947 yards of total offense.  St. Xavier’s Anthony Moretti ensured a St. Xavier 48-35 victory with an 80 yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the game.  St. Xavier led 41-21 late in the third quarter but Austin Barnett scored on two short touchdown runs to pull the Cardinals within six points; 41-35 with 8:43 left tin the game but then Moretti put the dagger in the Cardinals heart with his long scoring run.  St. Xavier utilized a balanced offense with four rushing touchdowns and three through the air.  Turnovers hurt Scott County tonight as they lost a fumble and had four passes intercepted.  St. Xavier recorded 18 first downs and 463 yards of total offense.  The Tigers were penalized 10 times for 81 yards and lost a fumble.  Scott County recorded 27 first downs and 484 yards of total offense.  The Cardinals were penalized six times for 50 yards, lost a fumble, and had four passes intercepted.

Anthony Moretti led St. Xavier’s ground game with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.  Jack Albers carried the ball 10 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns.  Jack Albers completed 11 of 18 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns.  Cameron Garrett caught three passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns.  Will Crum added three receptions for 35 yards.  Ben Mueller caught two passes for 93 yards and a touchdown.  Patrick Owen led the defense with nine solo tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling nine yards.  Andrew Uhls added eight solo tackles.  Sam Boarman recorded seven solo tackles.  Jude Conlon recorded six solo tackles and intercepted two passes with return yardage of 18 yards.  Doug Shaffner intercepted a pass he returned for 28 yards and Evan Walker also recorded an interception.  Ben Shugart recovered a fumble.

Brice Fryman led scott County’s ground game with 154 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.  Austin Barnett carried the ball 27 times for 129 yards and four touchdowns.  Payton Brown carried the ball six times for 66 yards.  Josh Davis completed 10 of 22 passes for 128 yards with four interceptions.  Glenn Covington caught eight passes for 84 yards.  Landon Easley added one reception for 26 yards.  Sam Sutton led the defense with six solo tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a two yard loss and recovered a fumble.  Berk Watts and Bryan Hudson each recorded five solo tackles.  Cooper Robb added four solo tackles.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Scott County

0

14

14

7

35

St. Xavier

7

20

14

7

48

 

STXAVIER

-

Ben Mueller 69 yard pass from Jack Albers (Alan Magteja kick)

STXAVIER

-

Jack Albers 1 yard run (Alan Magteja kick)

SCOTTCO

-

Austin Barnett 1 yard run (Colin Dempster kick)

STXAVIER

-

Jack Albers 12 yard run (Alan Magteja kick fails)

STXAVIER

-

Anthony Moretti 2 yard run (Alan Magteja kick)

SCOTTCO

-

Austin Barnett 1 yard run (Colin Dempster kick)

STXAVIER

-

Cameron Garrett 9 yard pass from Jack Albers (Alan Magteja kick)

SCOTTCO

-

Brice Fryman 9 yard run (Colin Dempster kick)

STXAVIER

-

Cameron Garrett 41 yard pass from Jack Albers (Alan Magteja kick)

SCOTTCO

-

Austin Barnett 2 yard run (Colin Dempster kick)

SCOTT CO

-

Austin Barnett 1 yard run (Colin Dempster kick)

STXAVIER

-

Anthony Moretti 80 yard run (Alan Magteja kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Scott County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Brice Fryman

17

154

9.1

38

Austin Barnett

27

129

4.8

19

Payton Brown

6

66

11.0

31

Phillip Garner

3

9

3.0

4

Phillip Hobson

1

3

3.0

3

Josh Davis

2

-5

-2.5

1

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Josh Davis 

22-10-4

128

0

26

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Glenn Covington

8

84

0

25

Landon Easley

1

26

0

26

Phillip Garner

1

9

0

9

Payton Brown

0

9

0

0

 

 

St. Xavier

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Anthony Moretti

15

179

11.9

80

Jack Albers

10

56

5.6

25

Cameron Garrett

1

10

10.0

10

William Ginter

3

9

3.0

9

Team

1

-13

-13.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Jack Albers

18-11-0

222

3

69

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Cameron Garrett

3

70

2

41

Will Crum

3

35

0

17

Ben Mueller

2

93

1

69

Anthony Moretti

2

10

0

5

Andre Coleman

1

14

0

14

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Akron (Women) November 22, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2017EKUAKRONW

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Akron (Women)

James A. Rhodes Arena

University of Akron

Akron, OH

November 22, 2017

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts started the following lineup: 5-11 Jr. Abby Wright, 5-11 Fr. Bria Bass, 6-2 Jr. Madison Pierce, 5-8 Jr. A’Queen Hayes, and 5-8 So.  Shay Solomon.  Akron coach Jodi Kest countered with 6-1 Sr. Greta Burry, 5-10 Jr. Morgan Sefcik, 6-1 So. Haliegh Reinoehl,  5-4 So. Shaunay Edmonds, and 5-9 So. Shayna Harmon.

 

Akron raced out to a 36-16 lead at halftime on their way to a 62-45 victory over Eastern Kentucky University.  Akron shot 35.9% from the field including six of 19 from the three point line.  They connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 15 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky shot 31.7% from the field including one of nine from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on six of 14 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored nine points off 10 Akron turnovers.

 

Greta Burry led Akron with 14 points.  Megan Sefcik added 10 points including three three point baskets.  5-8 Sr. Lauren Hung chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets.  Haliegh Reinoehl pulled down 12 rebounds.

 

A’Queen Hayes led Eastern Kentucky with 16 points, nine rebounds, and three steals.  Shay Solomon added 14 points and Abby Wright chipped in with seven points.  Madison Pierce pulled down eight rebounds.

 

EKU,5,11,20,9,45

AKRON,16,20,17,9,62

 

EKU (45) – Wright 7, Bass 0, Pierce 3, Hayes 16, Solomon 14, Martin 2, Joya Smith 3.

 

AKRON (62) – Burry 14, Sefcik 10, Reinoehl 4, Edmonds 4, Harmon 1, Clay 6, Lyendecker 2, Hung 8, Azubike 2, Vari 4, Perkins 7.

 

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


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Eastern Washington University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) November 22, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2017EWUEKUM

 

 

Eastern Washington University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

MGM Resort Main Event

T-Mobile Arena

Las Vegas, NV

November 22, 2017

 

Eastern Washington University coach Shantay Legans started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Bogdan Bliznyuk, 6-6 So. Luka Vulikic, 7-0 Sr. Benas Griciunas, 6-3 Jr. Ty Gibson, and 6-3 Sr. Sir Washington.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale countered with 6-8 Jr. Jackson Davis, 6-6 So. DeAndre Dishman, 6-9 Jr. Nick Mayo, 6-5 Fr. Peyton Broughton, and 6-4 Fr. Dedric Boyd.

 

A disastrous first half proved to be the downfall for Eastern Kentucky as they trailed 39-16 at halftime in an 83-62 loss to Eastern Washington University.  Eastern Kentucky took an 11-9 lead but both Nick Mayo and Dedric Boyd went to the bench with foul woes and Eastern Washington University went on a 21-0 run to take control of the game.  Eastern Kentucky continues with turnovers as Dujuanta Weaver and Asante Gist their top two point guards are out with injuries.  The Colonels committed 18 turnovers today and were only six of 25 from the field in the first half.

 

Eastern Washington University shot 43.3% from the field including 11 of 30 from the three point line.  They connected on 20 of 28 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and committed nine turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky shot 34.5% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 21 of 30 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and committed 18 turnovers.

 

Benas Griciunas led a balanced Eastern Washington University attack with 16 points including two three point baskets and five rebounds.  Bogdan Bliznyuk added 13 points, five assists, and four rebounds.  6-4 Jr. Cody Benzel recorded 11 points including three three point baskets.  6-8 Fr. Richard Polanco also scored 11 points.

 

Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 17 points and six rebounds.  Dedric Boyd added 14 points and four rebounds.  DeAndre Dishman recorded 11 points and six rebounds.  Jackson Davis pulled down a game high nine rebounds.

 

Eastern Washington,39,44,83

Eastern Kentucky,16,46,62

 

Eastern Washington (83) – Bliznyuk 13, Vulikic 6, Griciunas 16, Gibson 0, Washington 8, Polanco 11, Davison 9, Perry 3, Benzel 11, Hunt 6.

 

Eastern Kentucky (62) – Davis 2, Dishman 11, Mayo 17, Broughton 5, Boyd 14, Youngman 3, Charles 7, Anderson 3.

 

A special thanks to the Event Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Saint Francis vs. Eastern Kentucky University November 18, 2017
Topic: Football

2017SFEKU

Saint Francis vs. Eastern Kentucky University
Roy Kidd Stadium

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
November 18, 2017

© 2017 by Ron Harrison

Eastern Kentucky earned a 14-10 come-from-behind victory over Saint Francis.  The deciding play came in the final quarter as Eastern Kentucky’s Steven Crowder blocked a punt and the Colonels recovered on Saint Francis 34 yard line.  LJ Scott carried the ball five straight times culminating in a 7 yard touchdown run and a conversion kick by Lucas Williams.  TM Comstock intercepted a pass late in the game to ensure the victory.  Eastern Kentucky University recorded 10 first downs and 220 yards of total offense.  The Colonels were penalized five times for 33 yards, lost a fumble, and had a pass intercepted.  Saint Francis recorded 15 first downs and 255 yards of total offense.  The Red Flash were penalized eight times for 70 yards, lost a fumble, and had a pass intercepted.

LJ Scott led Eastern Kentucky’s ground game with 41 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.  Daryl McCleskey carried the ball 10 times for 39 yards.  Ethan Thomas added 32 yards on eight carries.  Austin Scott carried the ball once for one yard and a touchdown.  Tim Boyle completed 11 of 17 passes for 66 yards with one interception.  Austin Scott completed three of three passes for 42 yards.  Dan Paul caught three passes for 43 yards.  Ryan Markush added three receptions for 22 yards.  Daryl McCleskey caught two passes for 24 yards.  Jeffrey Canady led the defense with five solo and 10 assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a six yard loss.  Kobie Grace added three solo and five assisted tackles.  Leonard Humphrey recorded two solo and four assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in an eight yard loss.  Luder Jean Louis recovered a fumble and TJ Comstock intercepted a pass.  Keith Wrzuszczak punted four times for a 46 yard average with a long punt of 59 yards.

Byron Johnson led the Saint Francis ground game with 80 yards on 20 carries.  Bear Fenimore scored on a one yard touchdown run.  Bear Fenimore completed 11 of 25 passes for 164 yards.  Jorge Solano caught five passes for 58 yards.  Cyrus Holder added two receptions for 43 yards.  Byron Johnson caught one pass for 30 yards.  Eric Bofenkamp kicked off three times for a 65.0 average and three touch backs.  Andrew Zecca punted three times for a 48.3 average with a long punt of 68 yards.  Zane Stewart led the defense with three solo and four assisted tackles.  Sean Orsini added two solo and five assisted tackles and intercepted a pass he returned seven yards.  Louis Gartner recovered a fumble.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Saint Francis

0

3

7

0

10

Eastern Kentucky University

0

7

0

7

14

 

SFU

-

Eric Bofenkamp kicks a 44 yard field goal

EKU

-

Austin Scott 1 yard run (Lucas Williams kick)

SFU

-

Bear Fenimore 1 yard run (Eric Bofenkamp kick)

EKU

-

LJ Scott 7 yard run (Eric Williams kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Saint Francis

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Byron Johnson

20

80

4.0

10

Joel Denley

5

22

4.4

15

Kobe Pinkney

3

11

3.7

6

Freddy Bopst

1

8

8.0

8

Team

1

-15

-15.0

0

Bear Fenimore

10

-18

-1.8

3

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Bear Fenimore 

25-11-0

164

0

30

Freddy Bopst

4-1-1

3

0

3

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Jorge Solano

5

58

0

27

Cyrus Holder

2

43

0

30

Ra’Shaun Henry

2

21

0

14

Byron Johnson

1

30

0

30

Junior Ajayi

1

11

0

11

Joel Denley

1

4

0

4

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

LJ Scott

8

41

5.1

17

Daryl McCleskey

10

39

3.9

14

Ethan Thomas

8

32

4.0

23

Tim Boyle

1

3

3.0

3

Jason Lewis

1

2

2.0

2

Austin Scott

1

1

1.0

1

Team

2

-6

-3.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Tim Boyle

17-11-1

66

0

31

Austin Scott

3-3-0

42

0

26

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Dan Paul

3

43

0

31

Ryan Markush

3

22

0

10

Daryl McCleskey

2

24

0

26

Neiko Creamer

2

7

0

7

LJ Scott

2

6

0

5

BK Smith

1

4

0

4

Jaelin Carter

1

2

0

2

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for today’s game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Prairie View (Men) November 20, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2017EKUPVM

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Prairie View (Men)

MGM Resorts Main Event

T-Mobile Arena

Las Vegas, NV

November 20, 2017

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale started the following lineup: 6-7 Sr. Zach Charles, 6-6 So. DeAndre Dishman, 6-9 Jr. Nick Mayo, 6-0 Sr. Dillon Avare, and 6-4 Fr. Dedric Boyd.  Prairie View coach Byron Smith countered with 6-7 Jr. Iwin Ellis, 6-4 Sr. Shaquille Preston, 6-9 Sr. JD Wallace, 6-2 Jr. Gary Blackston, and 6-4 Sr. Zachary Hamilton.

 

Prairie View defeated Eastern Kentucky University by a score of 80-70.  Turnovers were Eastern Kentucky’s downfall as they were down two point guards (Dujuanta Weaver and Asante Gist) due to injuries and committed 19 turnovers as a team.  Prairie View shot 48.2% from the field including seven of 18 from the three point line.  They connected on 19 of 23 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and committed nine turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky University shot 50% from the field including four of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 30 of 36 free throws and pulled down 26 rebounds.

 

Zachary Hamilton led Prairie View with 23 points including three three point baskets, four rebounds, and two steals.  Gary Blackston added 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals.  6-1 Jr. Dennis Jones recorded 14 points including seven of eight free throws and three assists.

 

Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 25 points including two three point baskets, nine of 10 free throws, six rebounds, and three assists.  DeAndre Dishman added 13 points including seven of 10 free throws and five rebounds.  Dedric Boyd chipped in with nine points.

 

Eastern Kentucky,29,41,70

Prairie View,39,41,80

 

Eastern Kentucky (70) – Charles 5, Dishman 13, Mayo 25, Avare 2, Boyd 9, Broughton 8, Youngman 6, Davis 2.

 

Prairie View (80) – Ellis 3, Preston 3, Wallace 6, Blackston 19, Hamilton 23, Thompson 3, Alexander 2, Hood 2, Jones 14, Jett 2, Starr 3.

 

A special thanks to the event personnel for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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UNCG vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) November 18, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2017UNCGEKUW

 

 

UNCG vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 18, 2017

 

UNCG coach Trina Patterson started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Nadine Soliman, 5-10 So. Tre’Ja Twitty, 6-3 Sr. Ije Ajemba, 5-6 Jr. Brandi Fier, and 5-6 So. Alexis Pritchford.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts countered with 5-11 Jr. Abby Wright, 5-11 Fr. Bria Bass, 6-2 Jr. Madison Pierce, 5-8 Jr. A’Queen Hayes, and 5-8 So. Shay Solomon.

 

Eastern Kentucky University scored 23 points off 15 UNCG turnovers in a 70-59 victory.  Eastern Kentucky shot 48.3% from the field including two of seven from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 10 of 12 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 23 points off 15 UNCG turnovers.  UNCG shot 39.6% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 14 of 17 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored nine points off 14 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

A’Queen Hayes led Eastern Kentucky with 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists.  Abby Wright added 19 points, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals.  Shay Solomon recorded eight points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  6-0 Jr. Joya Smith added eight points and two assists.  Bria Bass recorded seven points and seven rebounds.  Madison Pierce chipped in with five points and seven rebounds.

 

Nadine Soliman led UNCG with 25 points including two three point baskets, 11 of 12 free throws, five rebounds, and two steals.  Brandi Fier added 13 points and five assists.  6-0 Fr. Amesha Miller recorded eight points, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.  Ije Ajemba pulled down 11 rebounds.

 

UNCG,10,11,16,22,59

Eastern Kentucky,15,15,19,21,70

 

UNCG (59) – Soliman 25, Twitty 6, Ajemba 2, Fier 13, Pritchford 3, Willey 2, Miller 8.

 

Eastern Kentucky (70) – Wright 19, Bass 7, Pierce 5, Hayes 23, Solomon 8, Joya Smith 8.

 

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


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Monday, 20 November 2017
Kentucky State vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) November 16, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2017KSEKUM

 

 

Kentucky State vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

November 16, 2017

 

Kentucky State coach Jamaal Jackson started the following lineup: 6-7 Jr. Kevin Hayes, 6-6 Jr. Ray Croon, 6-7 Jr. Austin Sherrell, 6-0 Fr. Felix Wilson, and 6-2 Sr. Reggie Breeden.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale countered with 6-8 Jr. Jackson Davis, 6-5 Fr. AJ Youngman, 6-9 Jr. Nick Mayo, 6-2 Fr. JacQuess Hobbs, and 6-0 Sr. Dillon Avare.

 

Eastern Kentucky University trailed 36-35 at halftime but Eastern Kentucky’s depth prevailed as the Colonels pulled away for a 97-66 victory.  Eastern Kentucky held a 56-18 advantage in bench scoring.  Eastern Kentucky recorded 49.3% from the field including 10 of 18 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 21 of 27 free throws, pulled down 45 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 16 Kentucky State turnovers.  Kentucky State shot 38.8% from the field including six of 18 from beyond the arc.  The Thorobreds connected on eight of 17 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored five points off nine Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

6-4 Fr. Dedric Boyd led Eastern Kentucky with 18 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, and five assists.  6-6 So. DeAndre Dishman added 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Nick Mayo recorded 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots.  AJ Youngman also scored 14 points including four three point baskets.  6-5 Fr. Peyton Broughton added 13 points including two three point baskets.

 

Ray Croon led Kentucky State with 21 points including two three point baskets and nine rebounds.  Reggie Breeden added 13 points including two three point baskets.  6-7 Jr. David Jelks chipped in with eight points.

 

Kentucky State,36,30,66

Eastern Kentucky,35,62,97

 

Kentucky State (66) – Hayes 7, Croon 21, Sherrell 5, Wilson 2, Breeden 13, Jelks 8, Stevenson 5, Allen 2, Mattox 3.

 

Eastern Kentucky (97) – Davis 8, Youngman 14, Mayo 14, Hobbs 2, Avare 3, Dishman 18, Broughton 13, Charles 4, Boyd 18, Anderson 2, Carmical 1.

 

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


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Western Carolina (Women) November 15, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Western Carolina (Women)

Western Carolina

Cullowhee, NC

November 15, 2017

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Chrissy Roberts started the following lineup: 5-11 Jr. Abby Wright, 5-11 Fr. Bria Bass, 6-2 Jr. Madison Pierce, 5-8 Jr. A’Queen Hayes, and 5-8 So. Shay Solomon.  Western Carolina coach Stephanie McCormick countered with 5-10 Sr. Julia Brown, 5-8 Jr. Raziyah Farrington, 6-2 Sr. Sherae Bonner, 5-5 Sr. Kyia Hough, and 5-7 So. Lauren LaPlant.

 

Eastern Kentucky held on down the stretch to earn a 62-59 road victory over Western Carolina.  Eastern Kentucky shot 40.7% from the field including four of 13 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 14 of 23 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 13 Western Carolina turnovers.  Western Carolina shot 36.2% from the field including three of 13 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 14 of 19 free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored six points off 14 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Western Carolina held a 22-6 advantage in bench points but Eastern Kentucky held a 16-7 advantage in second chance points.

 

Abby Wright led Eastern Kentucky with 18 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three steals.  A’Queen Hayes added 14 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.  Shay Solomon recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Bria Bass added 10 points and four rebounds.

 

Kyia Hough and Lauren LaPlant led Western Carolina with 12 points each.  6-2 Fr. Erykah Russell added eight points and nine rebounds.

 

Eastern Kentucky,16,12,17,17,62

Western Carolina,11,10,14,24,59

 

Eastern Kentucky (62) – Wright 18, Bass 10, Pierce 4, Hayes 14, Solomon 10, T. Richardson 6.

 

Western Carolina (59) – Brown 6, Farrington 4, Bonner 3, Hough 12, LaPlant 12, Russell 8, Allen 7, Harris 3, Moates 4.

 

A special thanks to the Western Carolina Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Ole Miss (Men) November 13, 2017
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

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Eastern Kentucky University vs. University of Mississippi (Men)

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

November 13, 2017

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach Dan McHale started the following lineup:  6-7 Sr. Zach Charles, 6-6 So. DeAndre Dishman, 6-9 Jr. Nick Mayo, 6-2 Fr. JacQuess Hobbs, and 6-4 Fr. Dedric Boyd.  Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy countered with 6-7 Sr. Marcanvis Hymon, 6-4 GS Markel Crawford, 7-0 So. Dominik Olejniczak, 6-2 So. Breein Tyree, and 6-2 Fr. Devontae Shuler.

 

Ole Miss pushed the lead to 19 points with b4:46 left in the game but Eastern Kentucky University fought back to close within 10; 85-75 which was the final margin.  Ole Miss shot 47.6% from the field including 10 of 22 from the three point line.  They connected on 15 of 22 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 18 points off 12 Eastern Kentucky University turnovers.  Ole Miss also held a 21-8 advantage in second chance points and enjoyed a 42-16 advantage in bench scoring.  Eastern Kentucky shot 51% from the field including six of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on 17 of 22 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored seven points off eight Ole Miss turnovers.

 

6-2 Sr. Deandre Burnett led Ole Miss with 17 points including four three point baskets.  6-4 Jr. Terence Davis added 16 points including three three point baskets, six rebounds, and two steals.  Devontae Shuler recorded 12 points and Markel Crawford also reached double figures with 10 points.  Marcanvis Hymon added eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots.

 

Nick Mayo led Eastern Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  Dedric Boyd also scored 19 points including two three point baskets.  6-8 Jr. Jackson Davis also reached double figures with 11 points.  Zach Charles recorded eight points and seven rebounds.  JacQuess Hobbs added seven points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals.

 

Eastern Kentucky,34,41,75

Ole Miss,40,45,85

 

Eastern Kentucky (75) – Charles 8, Dishman 6, Mayo 19, Hobbs 7, Boyd 19, Broughton 2, Avare 3, Davis 11.

 

Ole Miss (85) – Hymon 8, Crawford 10, Olejniczak 6, Tyree 7, Shuler 12, Burnett 17, Davis 16, Stevens 5, Furmanavicius 4.

 

A special thanks to the Ole Miss Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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