Eastern Kentucky University women's basketball lost on the road against No. 15 Indiana University, 100-51.
“Anytime we can go on the road and play a team that's picked to win the Big Ten… I thought we did some really good things,” head coach Samantha Williams said.
Indiana took the lead to start the first quarter but forward Anysa Jordan scored the first points for the Colonels, 10-3. After the first quarter, EKU trailed, 34-8.
“Defense, we looked like we didn’t want any part of defense… they got the ball inside any time they wanted to,” Williams said.
Indiana doubled their lead against the Colonels in the second quarter, 53-22. Freshman guard Alice Recanati finished with 11 points and freshman forward Corriana Evans finished with a team-high nine rebounds.
“We are a much improved offensive team… we got off much more shots than they did… championships are won by making stops as well,” Williams said.
After halftime, Recanati had the most points for the Colonels with 11 and three rebounds. Finishing up the third quarter, the Colonels continued to trail, 85-34.
“Anytime a team is making runs like that, you better at least be trading points like that and we couldn’t do that… we looked really shy and afraid,” Williams said.
The Colonels were not able to keep up with the Hoosiers falling, 100-51.
EKU freshman guard Amerah Steele led the team with 13 points and came down with two rebounds. Guard Kynnedy Azubike scored 10 points and had four rebounds. The Colonels shot 25 percent from the field.
“I want us to go out there and fight no matter who the opponent is,” Williams said.
The Colonels will travel to No. 5 University of Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 29. Tip-off will be at 1 p.m.