Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome
Eastern Kentucky University vs. Morehead State University (Women)
Ellis T. Johnson Arena
Morehead State University
December 11, 2020
Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams started the following lineup: 5-11 Fr. Corriana Evans, 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson, 5-9 Fr. Amerah Steele, and 5-10 Fr. Kendall Wingler. Morehead State University coach Greg Todd countered with 6-0 So. Ariel Kirkwood, 6-0 So. Lauren Carter, 6-2 So. Gabby Crawford, 5-9 So. Lai’Janique Perry- Ellis, and 5-9 Sr. Jazzmyn Elston.
Eastern Kentucky University rallied from a three point deficit with 15 seconds left in the game to earn a 50-49 victory over Morehead State University. Corriana Evans hit a jumper to pull within one; 49-48 with 14 seconds remaining in the game. Eastern Kentucky fouled but Lai’Janique Perry- Ellis missed both free throws and the Colonels got the rebound. 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati hit two free throws with nine seconds remaining to give the Colonels a 50-49 lead. Morehead State had one last opportunity but turned the ball over to ensure the victory for Eastern Kentucky. The score was tied eight times and there were 11 lead changes in the game. Eastern Kentucky shot 30.2% from the field including two of 17 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 16 of 23 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 14 points off 24 Morehead State turnovers. Morehead State shot 30.2% from the field including two of 24 from beyond the arc. The Eagles connected on nine of 16 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 21 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Kendall Wingler led Eastern Kentucky with 12 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and three steals. Corriana Evans added 10 points, four rebounds, and three steals. 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati recorded nine points, four rebounds, and three steals. Amerah Steele chipped in with eight points and five rebounds. Bria Bass pulled down six rebounds.
Gabby Crawford led Morehead State with 14 points including six of eight free throws and five rebounds. Jazzmyn Elston added 14 points including two three point baskets. Ariel Kirkwood recorded four points, 15 rebounds, six assists, four blocked shots, and two steals. Lauren Carter pulled down 10 rebounds. 6-1 Jr. Ellie Jo Johnson chipped in with six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals.
Eastern Kentucky University,13,10,17,10,50
Morehead State University,16,9,11,13,49
Eastern Kentucky University (50) – Evans 10, Bass 3, Johnson 2, Steele 8, Wingler 12, Azubike 1, Jordan 3, Rosini 2, Recanati 9.
Morehead State University (49) – Kirkwood 4, Carter 2, Crawford 14, Perry-Ellis 2, Elston 14, Johnson 6, Alford 6, Moore 1.
A special thanks to the Morehead State University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.