Tech sinks EKU, two join 1,000 point club

The women’s basketball team started February with a win and two individual accolades.The Golden Eagles (5-18, 3-9 OVC) earned a pivotal conference victory over Eastern Kentucky (6-15, 3-9 OVC) Thursday night, winning 82-64.

The Tech crowd roared for Senior Meagan Lyons when she was presented as Tech’s 24th member of the 1,000 point club.

Senior Blair Bowens was quick to join her teammate, as she hit the 1,000 point pedestal early in the second half.

Bowens and Lyons also led the Golden Eagles in scoring on the team’s way to victory. Full court pressure and clutch free throw shooting were the keys.

“We’ve been very good defensively,” Coach Amy Brown said. “We still need to focus on limiting turnovers, better shot selection, and boxing out.”

In a conference where the top eight teams make the tournament, Brown was quick to congratulate and applaud her players as they pulled into a tie for seventh place.

“It’s important to get momentum,” Brown said. “You gotta take care of business game by game. Never stop fighting.”

Early season contests with top flight opponents Louisville and Georgia Tech battle-hardened the Golden Eagles for conference play.

After several difficult losses in January, senior leadership has proven to be the backbone of the team.

“We’ve learned how to handle adversity with class, grace, and dignity,” Brown said. “We have strong women who have grown not only as players but more importantly as people.”

Six regular season contests remain for the Golden Eagles – three at home and three on the road.

The OVC tournament starts March 3 at campus locations and concludes on March 6 and 7 in Nashville.