Colonels record ninth consecutive home win

The Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Women’s Basketball team looked for their ninth consecutive home victory over the Osprey of North Florida (UNF) and completed the feat with a 71-41 win to UNF. The Colonels move to 10-8 overall (4-2 ASUN).

The win marks the first ever win for the Colonels over the Osprey.

The Colonels lost the tipoff and allowed two points for the Osprey with a layup by UNF’s Elysa Wesolek.

EKU quickly returned the points with a jump shot by Antwainette Walker which started a 20-0 run for the Colonels.

UNF scored back-to-back buckets for the Osprey, ending the first quarter with EKU on top, 20-7.

Scoring in the second quarter continued back-and-forth throughout the 10 minutes. The Colonels ended on top at the end of the first 20 minutes, 35-17.

Walker led the Colonels with 13 points in the first half. Danielle Rainey recorded nine points, five rebounds and four assists and Alice Recanati had seven points, six assists, seven rebounds and two steals in the first half.

The Colonels came out scoring first in the second half with a Walker jump shot and Rainey 3-pointer before the Osprey responded with a 3-pointer by Kalia Rougier.

Back-and-forth scoring continued throughout the third quarter and ended with a layup from UNF’s Maddie Millar. The Colonels led, 57-30, heading into the final frame.

The Colonels struck first again in the final quarter with a layup by Brigid Fox for two.

EKU continued holding their strong lead through the final 10 minutes, beating the Osprey, 71-41, and marking their ninth consecutive home win this season.

The Colonels continue play on Jan. 23 at Baptist Health Arena against Jacksonville University at 12 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN+ and aired on WEKY 92.5 FM.

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