Women’s Basketball returns home for Senior Night

Tech women’s basketball returns from their final road trip of the year with a win against Southeast Missouri State University Monday.
The 64 to 51 point win was vital as the Golden Eagles chase the top seed in Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The Golden Eagles started game strong with a rare fullcourt press, putting early pressure on the Redhawks. SEMOs inability to adapt to the press led to their 16 turnovers, and Tech’s 14 points off of turnovers.
“The press was very effective,” sophomore guard Diamond Henderson said. “It slowed down their transition and forced them to make costly turnovers.”
The women’s team went into the half with a 35 to 24 point lead. Strong shooting from the three point and free-throw line prevented SEMO from ever cutting the deficit down.
Four Tech players finished the game with scoring in double figures. Henderson, the team’s season leading scorer, finished with 11.
Sophomore forward, T’Keyah Williams played another solid game finishing with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Williams notched her third double-double in last six games.
“We, as players in the OVC have, have elevated our games at this point in the season,” Williams said.
The women’s Golden Eagle basketball team wraps up their regular season March 2 against Morehead State University for Senior Night.
After the March 2 season finale is the Ohio Valley Conference, March 6 in Nashville.