Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome
Tennessee State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)
Paul S.McBrayer Arena
Eastern Kentucky University
February 27, 2021
Tennessee State University coach Ty Evans started the following lineup: 5-10 Sr. Jaden Wrightsell, 5-9 Jr. Jasmine Broner, 5-11 Se. Taylor Roberts, 5-7 Sr. Andreana Wrister, and 5-7 Sr. Breannah McCullah. Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams countered with 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson, 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 6-3 So. Emma Hacker, 5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati, and 5-10 Fr. Kendall Wingler.
Alice Recanati has a flair for the dramatic as she had not scored until 3.6 seconds remaining in the game as she nailed a three point basket from the corner as time expired on the shot clock and Eastern Kentucky clinging to an 66-64 lead ensuring a 69-64 victory over Tennessee State. Eastern Kentucky led by 11 points in the third quarter but Tennessee State rallied to make it close. The score was tied four times and there were five lead changes in the game. Eastern Kentucky University shot 42.9% from the field including eight of 21 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 19 of 23 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored seven points off 14 Tennessee State turnovers. Tennessee State shot 33.3% from the field including four of 24 from beyond the arc. The Tigers connected on 18 of 20 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 19 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.
Jayla Johnson led Eastern Kentucky with 25 points and five rebounds. Johnson was eight of 11 from the field including three of three from beyond the arc, and six of seven free throws in only 26 minutes. Kendall Wingler added 21 points including two three point baskets, seven of eight free throws, six rebounds, two assists, and three steals. 5-10 Jr. Kynnedy Azubike recorded nine points and seven rebounds. Bria Bass pulled down eight rebounds.
Jaden Wrightsell led Tennessee State with 20 points including six of seven free throws, six rebounds, and four assists. Taylor Roberts added 16 points including eight of eight free throws, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Andreana Wrister recorded 11 points including four of five free throws. 5-8 Fr. London Fairs chipped in with nine points on three three point baskets. Jasmine Broner recorded 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Tennessee State University,15,18,15,16,64
Eastern Kentucky University,10,18,17,14,69
Tennessee State University (64) – Wrightsell 20, Broner 0, Roberts 16, Wrister 11, McCullah 2, Davis 6, Fairs 9.
Eastern Kentucky University (69) – Johnson 25, Bass 4, Hacker 5, Recanati 3, Wingler 21, Azubike 9, Jordan 2.
A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game