Women’s basketball downs Chicago State behind another double-double from McKee

McKee leads MSU with Double Double - Photo MSU Athletics
McKee leads MSU with Double Double – Photo MSU Athletics

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MOREHEAD, Ky. – Morehead State women’s basketball (4-2) bounced back from its first road test of the season with a 63-55 victory over Chicago State (0-5) on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena.
“We did some good things,” said head coach Greg Todd. “We played hard against a well-coached team.”

The Eagles were led by junior forward Eriel McKee, who posted her second double-double output in three games. The 5-foot-10 Lawrenceburg, Ky. native dropped 16 points and 13 rebounds, marking her second straight performance of at least 12 boards.

“Eriel fights every possession for rebounds,” Todd said. “She’s in a good groove right now, and playing very well for us.”

Morehead State held Chicago State to just 35 percent shooting from the field, and outrebounded the Cougars 42-35. The Eagles made their living in the paint today, where they won a 42-20 scoring battle.

Seniors Aaliyah Wells and Brianna McQueen poured in 12 and nine points respectively, while McQueen dialed in eight assists and Wells added five steals. Junior reserve Brooke Todd logged eight points, eight rebounds, and five blocks in 25 minutes.

Morehead State will return to action next Monday when Kentucky Christian (5-4) visits Johnson Arena at 7 p.m. ET.