Women cruise to first victory

The women’s basketball team cruised to a 101-44 win in its season opener against Robert Morris-Springfield.

The win marks the fourth time in six years the team has won its first game of the season and the 22nd time the team has scored triple digits.

Junior guard Keiona Kirby hit a layup to give the Racers an 11-point lead five minutes into the game, and the team kept a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest.

Murray State’s defense held the Eagles to 18.6 percent shooting and earned 11 steals.

Several Racers recorded their first career points or set personal highs in the victory.

Kirby led the team in scoring and broke her career-high with 25 points.

Senior Jessica Winfrey scored 15 points while also pulling down 11 rebounds for the team’s only double-double.

Four freshmen rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Racers. Julia Fox hit four 3-pointers for 12 points, while Taylor Porter, Janssen Starks and Nikia Edom scored 11 points each.

Junior Chanyere Hosey added four points and a team-high 13 rebounds.

The Racers next game is set for 7 p.m. Monday in Evansville, Ind., against the Purple Aces.

Staff Report