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

streak.

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.