By Nate Perry
TTU Sports Information
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Tennessee Tech women’s basketball got back to its winning ways Saturday afternoon, January 26, overcoming poor 3-point shooting and a first-half offensive storm from Eastern Kentucky to prevail 81-68 inside Georgetown College’s Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
“This was another great team win tonight,” said head coach Kim Rosamond. “We needed a positive response after what happened Thursday night, and I thought we accomplished that.”
“You have to credit (Eastern Kentucky) and Coach (Chrissy) Roberts. For a team that hasn’t won a conference game yet and has dealt with some adversity throughout the season, I thought they played extremely well, shot the ball well, and gave us a really tough game, especially in the first half.”
The victory moves Tech to 15-4 on the season and 7-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference, which is the program’s best start through eight league games since the 2010-11 season.
The seventh OVC win matches the highest total in Rosamond’s three seasons, and is also Tech’s seventh on the road this year, the most the program has seen since 2012-13.
Five Golden Eagles scored in double figures, led by Akia Harris and former Harlan High School star Jordan Brock (pictured in an earlier game) with 14 each. Kentoria Alexander and Mackenzie Coleman both had 13 points, and Lacy Cantrell had 10.
“That’s the way we want to play every night,” Rosamond said. “We’ve shown all year that there are a lot of players on this team who can score the basketball, and tonight we needed that balance offensively in order to win the ball game.
Tech will enjoy the friendly confines of the Eblen Center for two games next week, as it hosts Austin Peay Thursday night at 8 p.m., and Murray State at 5:30 on Saturday afternoon.
Tennessee Tech Athletics Photo by Thomas Corhern