The Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team fell to University of Tennessee Martin, 65-39 on Thursday night.

“Proud of the team, for the way we came out in the first half,” head coach Samantha Williams said. “I felt like we put together a pretty good game plan and we executed it in the first half.”

The Colonels were able to keep up with the Skyhawks and take the lead during the first half, 25-23.

“They felt good about themselves executing the game plan,” Williams said. “We could not continue that execution in the second half unfortunately.”

EKU was unable to overcome UT Martin and lost, 65-39.

“We got good shots, they just weren’t falling,” Williams said.

Jayla Johnson scored 11 points and three rebounds.

Kendall Wingler had seven points and five rebounds on the night.

“We’ve got a game on Saturday and our strengths are going to be our numbers… I was trying to rest some of our players and get some of our younger players that experience,” Williams said.

EKU shot 26.8 percent from the field. The Colonels drop to 6-7 on the season.

The Colonels will be back in action on Saturday against Southeast Missouri at McBrayer Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+.

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