EKU women's basketball fall to SEMO

Hailey McCoy drives to the bucket against SEMO. (Zachery Combest/ Progress) 

Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball fell to Southeast Missouri at McBrayer Arena on Saturday by a final of 52-42.

EKU led by two points in the second quarter, but SEMO controlled the rest of the game. Although Eastern kept it close, the Redhawks were able to hit crucial free throws in the final minutes.

This was a low scoring game with poor shooting performances from both teams. SEMO shot 39 percent from the field while EKU shot 25 percent.

Turnovers were high for both teams, as EKU committed 20 turnovers and SEMO had 16 in the game. SEMO scored 14 points off EKU turnovers, while Eastern wracked up 13 off of SEMO’s.

One bright spot for the Colonels was the performance by Shay Solomon. She finished with a double-double as she collected 11 rebounds and scored 12 points.

With the loss on Saturday, the Colonels fall to 2-15 on the season and 0-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Eastern women’s next game is Thursday as they face Jacksonville State in Berea, Kentucky.

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