Madison County

Early deficit buries Lady Colonels

Eastern Kentucky fell behind 12-2 and never caught up, losing 78-57 to visiting Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois shot 48 percent from the field and outrebounded the Lady Colonels by 14. Mariah King led the Panthers with 18 points, and Paul Dunbar grad Chantelle Pressley had eight.

Freshman Marie Carpenter led EKU with 18 points. Sophomore Alex Jones (Elizabethtown) recorded her 15th career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.