Men's Basketball

Morehead women rally past EKU with 17-2 run

MOREHEAD — The Morehead State women finished with a 17-2 flurry over the final six minutes to rally for a 69-56 win over Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Johnson Arena.

The Eagles improved to 14-6 overall, 7-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

EKU (4-14, 1-8) lost its 10th consecutive game. The Colonels made one of two free-throw attempts, while Morehead went 18-for-26.

Winning coach Tom Hodges used only six players.

"We just feel like our starters give us the best opportunity to make the best play on any given situation," Hodges said. "I've got a lot of confidence in our bench but, especially coming off of Wednesday's game (a 76-67 loss at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville), I just felt like I wanted to keep the ball in our upperclassmen's hands."

Courtney Lumpkin led Morehead with 22 points, and Chynna Bozeman had 18, with each player dishing out five assists. Ashar Harris had a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds, and Allie Turner added seven points.

EKU, which led 33-25 at halftime, was led by Marie Carpenter with 23 points. Nadia Mossong and Alex Jones combined for 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds each.

"We weren't displeased in the first half," Hodges said. "We just felt like the ball didn't bounce our way, so we didn't go crazy or really panic at half. We knew, if we just stuck to our game plan, we'd be in business."

Linda Dixon and Harris each had six of MSU's final 17 points.