The Jacksonville State Women’s Basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with their 72-64 win over Morehead State Saturday afternoon at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
The win also broke an eight game losing skid to the Lady Eagles. Jacksonville State improved their record to 13-7 overall, 4-4 in conference play. The Lady Eagles fell to 8-12 overall, 4-3 in the OVC.
The Lady Eagles started the day off with a 5-0 run before Briana Benson hit a three to put Jacksonville State on the board at the 18:36 mark of the first half.
Both teams swapped baskets before the Lady Gamecocks took the lead. They would never trail the rest of the way. Jacksonville State ended the half on a 4-0 run where they went into the locker room with a 36-25 advantage.
The Lady Gamecocks opened the second half with a basket by Tyler Phelion to increase their lead to 38-25. From that point on, both teams shared baskets. Jacksonville State experienced their largest lead of the afternoon with 16:54 left in the game after Benson knocked down a three-pointer to push the lead to 16 points, 47-31.
Jacksonville State finished shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Benson led all scorers with 17 points. Destany McLin had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lady Gamecocks will try to increase their winning streak to two games when they host Eastern Kentucky Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.