Strong Defense in Second Half Leads to WKU Win Over Morehead State

By: Robert Sampson - WKU Athletic Media Relations
By: Robert Sampson - WKU Athletic Media Relations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU limited Morehead State to just five second half field goals, including one in the first 8:52 of the period, en route to a 65-52 win over the Eagles on Sunday afternoon at E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Lady Toppers held Morehead State to just 34.9 percent from the field for the game as WKU overcame a deficit of eight points or more for the second time this season to win and for the seventh time in the Michelle Clark-Heard era. WKU trailed 14-6 following a three-point field goal by Morehead State with 13:38 left in the opening half.

Postgame notes, quotes and box score are attached.

Morehead State took a 14-6 lead early by hitting 4-of-6 three-point field goals in the first 6:21 of the ballgame. The Lady Toppers chipped away at the lead for much of the first half before using a 10-0 run to take a three-point deficit at 20-17 to a seven-point advantage at 27-20. Alexis Govan’s jumper from the top of the key at 4:04 gave WKU the lead at 21-20 and Jalynn McClain’s basket at 2:58 capped the third 10-0 run of the season for WKU.

Senior Bianca McGee had 15 points and Govan added 15 points to lead the Lady Toppers. In addition to McGee’s 15 points off the bench, redshirt freshman Kendall Noble had a career-best six points to help WKU post a 30-9 advantage in bench points for the contest.

COMING UP NEXT: WKU returns to the court on Saturday, Dec. 7 when the Lady Toppers travel to Ball State to face the Cardinals in Muncie, Ind. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. CT.

The Lady Toppers return to E.A. Diddle Arena on Sunday, Dec. 15 to face Jackson State in the final home game of the 2013 calendar year. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. CT. Fans who bring a new toy to the game for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will receive a complimentary reserved ticket to the game.

Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season are currently available for purchase by contacting the WKU Ticket Office. Individuals can call the WKU Ticket Office at 1-800-5-BIG-RED to learn more about season ticket opportunities, visit www.wkusports.com or visit the ticket office in E.A. Diddle Arena. A complete look at the 2013-14 schedule, including game times, is available at www.wkusports.com.


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