The EKU Women’s team (8-16, 5-6), got a big rivalry and conference win last Saturday against Morehead State (18-6, 8-3), snapping their two game losing skid. The Colonels jumped out to a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never seemed to look back as they did not allow Morehead to lead at any point in the game. Lead by Shavontae Naylor’s 21 points and 9 rebounds, the Colonels made this a statement win, finally getting back up to.500 in the OVC.
Eastern had 4 players in double figures against the Eagles, being lead by Naylor’s 21 points, followed by Alexus Cooper’s 16 points, Mariah Massengill’s 15 points, and Jalen O’Bannon’s 11 points. The Colonels shot 36 percent from the floor, including hitting 5 of their 11 three pointers for 45 percent.
This was a big win EKU as they look to start back up another winning streak as they have done before in the season, after notching their 9th win of the season. The Colonels currently sit in a three-way tie for fourth place in the OVC at 6-6, and they’ll look to add another win when they host 13-0 Belmont at McBrayer on Wednesday night.