The Lady Colonels (3-5) fell to Mississippi Valley State (1-6) 68-58 Saturday in the consolation game of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Tournament in Hattiesburg Miss.
EKU got a tremendous game from senior point guard Marie Carpenter who poured in a game-high 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Colonels dropped their third consecutive game.
Carpenter, who hit a trio of three pointers in the game, passed coach Chrissy Roberts for fifth place on the all-time EKU three-pointers made list with her 154th of her career in the first half.
Robert finished with 152 three pointers in two seasons as a Lady Colonel.
Carpenter was the only Lady Colonel to reach double figures.
Freshman Michaela Hunter continued to play well, finishing with nine points, five rebounds and three assists, while fellow freshman Nicole Bowers had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Miranda Maples added six points and Shelly Harper and Jasmine Stafford had four points apiece.
MVSU got a balanced scoring effort with four players reaching double figures led by Ashley Beals with 19, Jasmyne Sanders 16, Joncyee Sanders 15 and DeRita Silas with 13.
MVSU dominated the backboards — outrebounding the Lady Colonels by 21, 58-37.
EKU returns to action on Dec. 3 when it takes on Marshall at 7 p.m.
ted from Mississippi Valley State’s domination of the backboards — outrebounding the Lady Colonels by 21, 58-37.
The Devilettes had as many offensive rebounds (37) as the Lady Colonels had total in the game.
EKU shot 30.4 percent from the floor in the game and 27.3 percent from behind the three-point line, despite going 1-9 for 11.1 percent in the second half.
The Devilettes shot 40.6 percent from the field, but were only 2-18 from behind the arc for 11.1 percent.
The Lady Colonels finish their current road trip with a stop in Huntington Wv. on Dec. 3 when they take on Marshall at 7 p.m.
EKU returns to the friendly confines of McBrayer Arena for a single game against Missouri State on Dec. 5.
Following that game, the Lady Colonels play only one game over the next three weeks, a Dec. 18 tilt with Longwood in Farmville Va.
EKU opens Ohio Valley Conference play at home on Dec. 30 when in-state rival Murray State comes to McBrayer Arens.
The Lady Colonels then hit the road for its next three OVC contests, with games at Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois and Morehead State.