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Turnovers and foul trouble were too much for the EKU women's basketball team to overcome Wednesday on the road.

Jayla Johnson had a team-best 14 points and six rebounds as the Colonels (1-2) were handed a 67-57 loss by Evansville (3-0).

EKU had an eight-point lead in the second half, but had only eight field goals in the second half.

The teams combined for 50 turnovers — 27 by EKU.

The Colonels had 26 fouls with two players fouling out — Johnson and Alice Recanati.

Kayra Freeman had 11 points and Ariel Kirkwood, finished with nine points and 10 rebounds as EKU suffered a second-straight loss. Bridgid Fox had eight points off the bench.

The Colonels trailed 33-31 at halftime and hit only 3-of-15 field goal attempts in the third quarter while committing 10 fouls.

Ally Collett had four points. Emma Hacker, Bria Bass and Kalissa Lacy each three points.

Recanati had five assists, but did not score before fouling out.

EKU was 20-of-66 from the field (30.3 percent), 5-of-23 from three-point range and 12-of-17 from the free throw line.

Abby Feit had 18 points for Evansville.

The Colonels are set to return to action Monday at home against Union College.

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