Tre King drives the lane against Midway

Tre King drives to the hoop during the Midway game. EKU defeated Midway by a final of 107-52. (Zachery Combest/ Progress) 

The EKU men’s basketball team defeated Midway on Tuesday night in a blow out, 107-52.

This was Eastern’s second win of the season and first at home for the Colonels.

From the tip, the Colonels were on the attack. EKU caused Midway to turn the ball over 25 times in the game. The Colonels kept their energy up the whole game as multiple players were driving on the floor and hustling even with a 55 point lead in the final minutes.

Junior Lachlan Anderson came off the bench and exploded for a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky.

Head coach A.W. Hamilton said after the game that Anderson is “a changed guy.”

“Lachlan Anderson is doing what Lachlan Anderson does now. He comes in and gives us awesome minutes… He’s doing so well and he is playing with so much confidence. I’m so happy for him,” Hamilton said after the game.

After coming off of a 40 point game last Saturday against Chattanooga, senior Nick Mayo was dominate again in this game. Mayo put up 18 points in the first half, but head coach A.W. Hamilton decided to rest him for the second half. He finished with an impressive stat line of nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

“We did some really good things. We got off to a fast start. Nick Mayo was awesome right at the jump and I couldn't be happier with him and our starters did really good,”  Hamilton said after the game.

Junior Jordan Oakley added a career-high 12 points and freshman Jomaru Brown came off the bench to score 11.

Junior Kelvin Robinson dished out 10 assists on the night, becoming the first Colonel with a double-digit assist game since Jacquess Hobbs at Marshall in December of 2017.

“It feels good for the hard work to be paying off. I found my open teammates and they made shots so it wasn't just me,” Kelvin Robinson said during the post game press conference.

It is the first time EKU has scored more than 100 points in a game in nearly three years (November 25, 2015).

The Colonels will be back in action on Friday when they travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to take on Kansas State in the 2018 Paradise Jam. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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