By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer
The Lady Colonels (5-4) had their two-game winning streak stopped Thursday by Ohio University in a 69-58 loss in Athens Ohio.
The Bobcats scored the first five points of the second half to break a 34-34 halftime tie and never trailed in the second half.
The Lady Colonels cut the deficit to one at 39-38 on a basket by Alexus Cooper four minutes into the half but could get no closer.
Raechele Gray led the way for the Lady Colonels with 14 points, six rebounds and a career-high seven assists, while Alex Jones had her third straight double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds and a career-high five assists.
Senior Jade Barber finished with nine points and seven rebounds, but for the second straight game, the Lady Colonels’ leading scorer and rebounder spent most of the game on the bench in foul trouble.
Barber scored seven of her nine points in the first 10 minutes of the game, but played less than five minutes in the second half before fouling out.
Alexus Cooper had a good night off the bench, scoring eight points, while Brittany Coles added six points, seven rebounds and three assists. Jalisa Bryant had three points, Miranda Maples and LaRa’e Allen had two points each and Jasmine Henshaw had one point.
After falling behind 8-5 early, the EKU offense caught fire and the Lady Colonels went on a 17-2 run — 11 of which came off Bobcat turnovers — to take a 22-10 lead mid-way through the half.
But after the Lady Colonels went three minutes without scoring, the Bobcats chipped away at the lead, then scored eight of the last nine points of the half to tie the game.
EKU shot 48.1 percent from the floor and was 5-of-10 from behind the three-point line in the first half, but the Lady Colonels were stone cold in the second half.
The Lady Colonels shot 26.3 percent from the floor and were 1-13 for 7.7 percent from behind the arc after halftime, with Gray hitting the lone three pointer, her third of the night, with 1:47 left in the contest.
The Lady Colonels committed 26 turnovers while forcing the Bobcats into 20 turnovers.
Ohio won the battle of the boards with 45-44.
Four Bobcats scored in double figures led by Shavon Robinson with 14 points, Klyanna Black, 13, and Symone Lyles and Erin Bailes with 12 each.
The Lady Colonels will be back in action Sunday, Dec. 9 when they play the Bearcats at 2 p.m. in Cincinnati.
By Bob Flynn
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