The women’s Golden Eagle basketball teams picked up their third straight win Feb. 9 against Jacksonville State; as they head into the home stretch of their season.
Tech took control of the game early on and never faltered after. The Golden Eagles were up 13 to 11 with 8:13 remaining in the first half, before a barrage three pointers from Senior Guard LaShay Davis led to the team to a 14-1 run.
Davis finished the game with a career high 19 points, shooting 5 for 7 from behind the arc.
Strong performances from Diamond Henderson, junior guard and T’Keyah Williams, sophomore forward, helped keep the Gamecocks from coming back in the contest.
Henderson scored in double digits for the seventh consecutive game, scoring 19 in the game along with a team-high-five assists and adding three steals. Williams was perfect from both the field and free throw line finishing with 14 points.
Tech’s bench was one of the main factors in the blowout against the Gamecocks. Williams and Davis helped the Golden Eagle’s bench outscore Jacksonville State University’s 44 to 11.
“It is very important four our bench to stay ready to play,” Williams says. “Around this time of the season, playing back to back games can be very tiring for the team. It’s always good that we can come off the bench and bring positive energy.”
The women’s team goes on an important three game road trip starting Feb. 16 against Morehead State University; before closing out the season with two home games Feb. 28 and March 2.
“It is very important that we keep our streak going the last few games,” Diamond Henderson says. “We need to win in order to secure our number one seed in the OVC Tournament.”
Tech has improved to 14-10 on the season and 9-3 in conference play. They have now passed Eastern Kentucky as the number two team in the Eastern division of the Ohio Valley Conference.