Kentucky Women roll behind star player performance

Howard drives to the hoop (photo credit Kentucky WBB)

By Lukas Witt (11 years old)

The #13 Kentucky Women’s Basketball team go to 3-0 on the season with a win over the Stetson Hatters 67-48 at Memorial Coliseum tonight. They got off to a fast start behind the play of Rhyne Howard who was in an early rhythm as she scored their first seven points. Howard has struggled early on in games to start the season but tonight she lit it up from all over the court and finished with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Kentucky’s press gave Stetson trouble from the beginning as they couldn’t buy a basket. That 40 minutes of dread is going to give teams trouble this season, tonight it forced the Hatters into several shot clock violations. Amanda Paschal continues to impress with her floor leadership and scrappy play, she isn’t afraid to take it to the basket against the bigger players. Jaida Roper had trouble finding the basket tonight, but she made plays all over the court you won’t see on the stat sheet and continues to bring energy each time she steps on the court, she dished out 8 assists in 26 minutes tonight. Keke McKinney was consistent again tonight posting a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, she gives teams trouble with her length. Tatyana Wyatt only played 17 minutes tonight but made the most of her time on the court scoring 9 points and grabbing 10 boards. We haven’t seen much from Nae Nae Cole and Emma King but expect them to find their groove soon. The Cats travel to the University of Virginia to take on the Cavaliers on Saturday, November 16th at 5 pm, watch on ACCN Extra.

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