Kentucky Women overcome early drought to beat MTSU

Amanda Paschal drives to the basket (photo credit: Kentucky Women’s Basketball)

By Lukas Witt

The Kentucky Women’s Basketball team headed to the Murphy Center to take on Middle Tennessee State University in their road opener. Both teams got off to a sloppy start and found it difficult to put the ball in the basket. Kentucky went on more than a 5-minute drought before they found their rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. The Blue Raiders pushed the pace in the first half with full court pressure. The Cats gained the advantage late in the first half and took a 22-18 lead to the locker room. Coming out of the half Kentucky’s full court pressure known as 40 minutes of dread began to take a toll on the Blue Raiders as they quickly jumped out to a 20-point lead and outscoring the opponent 31-18 in the 3rd quarter. Three Cats finish in double figures and are led by redshirt senior Amanda Paschal with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Arizona State transfer Sabrina Haines added 12 points along with Ogechi Anyagaligbo’s 10 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. KeKe McKinney had a strong showing on the boards with 6 rebounds. Final score in the Kentucky win 67-52 taking the Cats to 2-0. Turnovers (16) and fouls (21) were both a problem for the Cats and they will look to clean those up as Stetson comes to Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, November 13th @ 7 pm.

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