UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
CINCINNATI (3-4) 75, MOREHEAD STATE (4-6) 44
DECEMBER 4, 2013 // FIFTH THIRD ARENA // CINCINNATI, OHIO
Cincinnati took a 9-8 edge in the overall series with a 75-44 win over Morehead state Wednesday evening. The Bearcats have now won two straight over the Eagles since last season after not meeting since the 1996-97 season.
- UC Starters: Kayla Cook (g), Alyesha Lovett (g), Alexis Durley (g), Dayeesha Hollins (g), Jeanise Randolph (f).
- UC put together runs of 8-0 and 11-0 to account for the Bearcats' first 19 points of the contest. Hollins contributed five points during the first spurt and five during the second run. Cook added the other six points during the second run on two makes from beyond the arc.
- Cincinnati scored the most points in a half (47) since head coach Jamelle Elliott's first game at UC in which the Bearcats also scored 47 during the opening frame.
- Cincinnati's 56.0 shooting percentage (14-25) was the highest for the Bearcats during any half this season. The overall shooting percentage for the game of 51.0 (26-51) is also a season-best mark.
- UC was 6-of-9 from three-point range in the contest. Both the total makes (6) and the percentage (66.6%) are season-highs.
- The 75 points are the most for the Bearcats this season, after just setting the mark of 71 against Charlotte four days ago. The 75 points are the third-most under Elliott, tying the total against Dayton on Nov. 16, 2011.
- Cincinnati recorded assists on 19 of 26 buckets, also a season-best.
- Hollins opened the game with 10 of UC's first 13 points, helping the Bearcats build a 13-4 lead with 14:19 to play. She was 4-of-5 from the floor including one three.
- Hollins totaled 24 points in the contest, a season-high for the senior. It was the 14th time in her career she contributed at least 20 points. She also went 9-of-9 from the free throw line, a season-high total.
- Bianca Quisenberry had season and game-high totals in both rebounds (13) and assists (4). It marked the second time this season the freshman has dished out four assists, last doing so against Charlotte. Quisenberry was just three points shy of her first career double-double.
- Kayla Cook reached double-digits for the second time this season, pouring in a season-high 16 points against the Eagles. Cook went 3-of-3 from behind the arc, marking the second-straight game she totaled at least three trey's.
- Jeanise Randolph totaled 17 points for the third double-digit scoring effort of the season.