Eastern Kentucky University athletics hit the court last week and along with competing on the court and at cheer nationals, the Colonels served the community and received more accolades. Here’s a recap of the week of Jan. 18 to Jan. 25.
The EKU all-girl and co-ed cheer teams placed third in the National Championship for Division I on Saturday, Jan. 18. The competition took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. The all-girl team faced 15 other teams and the co-ed squad faced four other teams.
EKU men's basketball picked up a road win at Tennessee State, 92-88, on Saturday, Jan. 18. Jomaru Brown led the Colonels with 37 points Brown was 18-of-19 from the free throw line in the victory. He added six rebounds, four assists and one steal.
EKU men’s basketball sophomore guard, Jomaru Brown, was voted Ohio Valley Conference player of the week on Monday, Jan. 20. Brown averaged 31 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists in last week’s game against Belmont. This is the second time this season Brown has been nominated as player of the week.
The EKU baseball team helped wash the feet of Madison County children in need and provided them with a new pair of shoes on Martin Luther King Jr. day in Alumni Coliseum. The baseball team partnered with Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide shoes for disadvantaged children. This is the fourth year that the baseball team has hosted the event. Nearly 400 children received shoes. At the conclusion of Monday’s event, the total number of students in Madison County who have been impacted reached 1,114.
EKU football kicker Samuel Hayworth was picked for the 22nd annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for the second year in a row on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Hayworth finished his 2019 season with 18-for-22 field goal attempts from the 40 yard line or more and 17-for-18 from the 40 yard line or less.
EKU women’s basketball travelled to Jacksonville State on Thursday, Jan. 23 and fell short by a final score of 68-54. The leading scorer for the Colonels was junior guard Qay Stanton with 13 points.
The EKU men’s basketball team defeated Jacksonville State with a final score of 81-77, on Thursday, Jan. 23. Sophomore guard Jomaru Brown dominated with 24 points and sophomore forward Tre King trailing behind him with 18 points.
The EKU women’s basketball team went into a double overtime with Tennessee Tech on Saturday, Jan. 25, but fell short 87-82. EKU shot 48.6 percent from the field and I’Liyah Green scored a career high of 19 points.
EKU men’s basketball also took on Tennessee Tech but came out on top 80-74, making this the third game they have consecutively won on the road. With this win in the bag, the Colonels improve 6-2 in the OVC.
The EKU men’s and women’s basketball teams will be back at McBrayer Arena on Thursday against OVC foe UT Martin. They will continue OVC play on Saturday against Southeast Missouri State.
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