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Busy month for Golden Eagle track, basketball teams

By Britney Beaty and Nick Rogers
On March 21, 2018

Men's Basketball

Tech’s men’s basketball team is 17-12 overall, 9-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play, with a 1-3 record in their past four games. 

The Golden Eagles lost to Jacksonville State 82-65 on Feb. 8 and lost to Belmont 75-70 on Feb. 10.  Tech defeated Austin Peay 86-80 on Thursday, clinching a spot in the OVC tournament before losing to Murray State 75-65 on Saturday.

Seniors Aleksa Jugovic and Curtis Phillips Jr. lead the team in scoring, averaging 15 and 14 points per game consecutively.

The Golden Eagles are scheduled to play their final two games of the season Thursday against Tennessee State and Jacksonville State at home on Saturday. 

After their final two home games, the Golden Eagles are scheduled to head to Evansville, Indiana, to play in the OVC tournament.

Track and Field

Tech’s track team beat six school records and ranked 9th in the South Region at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Khemani Roberts placed 1st overall and tied for 2nd-best in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) in the high jump event with the school-record mark of 1.75m.

Na'Asha Robinson's time of 23.70 in the 200m dash set a new Tech record and currently is the fastest time in the OVC and is tied for 48th-best in the country.

Purity Sanga placed 4th overall in the 5000m run, 3rd-best in the OVC and broke the school’s record with a time of 17:02.18.

Sharnique Leonce, Micayla Rennick and D'Airrien Jackson also beat school records during the invitational.

The Tech track team will be participating in the OVC Indoor Championships from Friday, Feb. 23 to Saturday, Feb. 24 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

Women's Basketball

Tech’s women’s basketball team is 6-21 overall, 3-13 record in Ohio Valley Conference play, sitting 11th in the OVC.

The Golden Eagles picked up a 60-58 victory on the road against conference foe Jacksonville State, then losing three straight games to conference opponents Belmont at home, Austin Peay on the road, and Murray State on the road.

Four scorers are averaging over 10 points per game- Jordan Brock, Yaktavia “Shug” Hickson, Kesha Brady and Mackenzie Coleman.  Brock, Coleman and Hickson each average over 11 points per game.

Tech is back in action on Thursday at home against Tennessee State on Feb. 22. Their final game of the season is at home against Jacksonville State on Feb. 24.

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