E. Kentucky 77, Winthrop 57
Josh Taylor scored 20 points and Eastern Kentucky defeated
Winthrop 77-57 on Saturday night.
The Colonels (19-10) shot 45.8 percent from 3-point range (11 of
24), including a 5-for-8 effort from Taylor.
Eastern Kentucky shot 60.9 percent from the field (28 of 46) and
scored 18 points off 14 turnovers, snapping a two-game losing
The Colonels led 36-30 at halftime and otuscored the Eagles 18-7
to open the second half. Taylor’s 3-pointer put Eastern Kentucky
ahead 54-37 with 13:11 left.
The Colonels, who never trailed, jumped out to a 12-2 lead,
including back to back 3’s by Taylor, who capped the run with 17:12
left in the first half.
Justin Stommes scored 15 points and Papa Oppong and Dayvon Ellis
added 14 each for Eastern Kentucky.
Matt Morgan scored 18 points and Reggie Middleton added 10 for
Winthrop (15-11), which snapped a 7-game winning streak.