Lady Aggies continue nine-game winning streak versus EOSC, Seminole State
February 17, 2020
On Monday, February 10, the Murray State College Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Wilburton on a seven-game winning streak and looking to avenge their five-point loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College on January 9.
The Aggies, who have won six-straight regional games after dropping their first four, pulled ahead early to lead 24-17 at the end the first quarter. Led by freshman Deja Williams, who was coming off back-to-back NJCAA Div. II Basketball Athlete of the Week honors, the Lady Mountaineers rallied in the second quarter to cut the Murray State lead to 41-35 at halftime.
The second half of the game saw the Aggies recapture the momentum to outscore Eastern and widen their lead to 11 points, but the Lady Mountaineers came roaring back in the final 10 minutes of the game thanks to Williams, who led all scorers with 24 points. The Aggies were able to make crucial defensive stands late in the game to hold on and win 81-78. Murray State was led in scoring by freshman Alaijah Stewart with 17 points, Randaysha Hansen with 14 and Kes Reeves with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. Freshman Madison Roberson led the Aggies with seven rebounds and two steals and contributed nine points in the win.
After the close win earlier in the week, the Lady Aggies welcomed regional rival Seminole State College to Beames Fieldhouse February 13. The Aggies, who had won seven-straight regional games, held a slight 21-to-17 lead at the end of the first quarter and maintained that lead through the rest of the half, leading 36-32 at halftime. Murray State began the second half with a few quick baskets to gain the momentum needed to expand their lead over the next 15 minutes of the game to ultimately secure a 78-62 victory.
Leading the Aggies in scoring were Stewart and fellow freshman Macy Smith who each had 20 points, including four three-point baskets a piece, and Jillian Ingram with 10 points. Roberson led the Aggies with 10 rebounds in the win, which extends the Aggies’ winning streak to nine games and improves their record to eight wins and four losses in regional play and 17-and-nine overall. The Aggies look to extend their winning streak Monday, February 17 as they play a road game versus Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa then travel to Miami to take on Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, February 20.