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Lady Aces Fall to Murray in Home Opener


Junior Sara Dickey scored a team-best 24 points, but LeAsia Wright countered with 27 of her own to lead Murray State to a 73-54 victory over the University of Evansville women’s basketball team in the home opener on Saturday at the Ford Center.  Dickey hit 8 of her 19 attempts, including three triples to finish with 24 points.  She also had five rebounds and three assists.  Ashley Hawkins also had a good game, posting 8 points and a team-high 8 rebounds.  With the loss, Evansville falls to 1-6 on the season.  Murray State (3-5) was led by Wright’s 27-point effort as she hit 8 triples.  Ke’Shaun James finished the day with 17.  In the first quarter, Evansville took a 9-8 advantage midway through the period on a Dickey jumper.  The lead would extend to 15-11 as Dickey struck again with 2:18 left.  The Racers scored the final three in the last minute to cut the gap to 15-14 after the first stanza.  After Camary Williams hit a free throw to open up the second quarter, Wright nailed three treys in a row to put MSU on top 23-20.  Their run would continue as the outscored UE by a 24-9 margin in the period to lead 38-24 at the half.  Evansville cut the gap to ten one time in the third quarter and made it a 58-49 game on a Dickey triple in the fourth, but the Racers had the answer once again and hung on for the 73-54 triumph.  Next up for the Aces is a trip to Nebraska where they will take on the Cornhuskers on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

Courtesy:  UE Sports Information Dept., Copyright WFIE, 2015, All rights reserved.

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