The Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team came out with their second most points scored in program history on Monday night. The Colonels crushed Union College, 120-53 at McBrayer Arena.
“I was pleased with the team effort, I thought we shared the basketball, we did some positive things and I wanted to get our full court pressure moving,” head coach Greg Todd said. “I felt like we worked very hard and our starters came out ready to play in the first few minutes.”
EKU’s single-game record was a 122-48 win over Thomas Moore on Nov. 30, 1993.
The Colonels started off quick with the game's first 12 points. EKU headed into the locker room with a 54-26 lead. The Colonels led as much as 80-40 in the fourth quarter and set a program record with 40 points. The margin of 67 point victory is tied for the third-largest ever and the most since the Colonels took down Ohio Valley, 88-30 on Dec. 11, 2016.
“I thought overall in the first half, we had a lot of positives with the exception of the offensive rebounding,” Todd said. “We did a lot better job in the second half of keeping them off the glass.”
The Colonels had five players who scored double digits.
Jayla Johnson led with 26 points.
Alice Recanati had 19 points and led the team with six assists and five steals.
Bridgid Fox shot 12 points.
Kayra Freeman finished with 11 points.
Ariel Kirkwood pitched in 10 points, six rebounds, and three blocks.
EKU shot 59.7 percent from field goal range and 31.3 percent from three-point range.
The Colonels will host Xavier on Saturday, Nov. 27. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.