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Skyhawk women’s shooting struggles resume in loss to Morehead State

Skyhawk women’s shooting struggles resume in loss to Morehead State
Skyhawk women's shooting struggles resume in loss to Morehead State | UT Martin, Morehead State Eagles, Brittany Pittman, Skyhawks, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC

Out of my way — UT Martin senior Crystal Fuller, from Huntingdon, makes a strong move to the basket against Eagle Brittany Pittman during the Skyhawks’ 70-46 home loss to Morehead State Saturday night. Fuller finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Just days after knocking off the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference on the road Thursday night, the UT Martin Skyhawk women’s basketball team reverted to the lackluster play on Saturday that resulted in a 10-game losing streak.
With another poor shooting effort, the Skyhawks dropped a 70-46 decision to the visiting Morehead State Eagles Saturday night in the Elam Center.
The Skyhawks shot just 28 percent (15-of-53) from the floor for the game.
While UT Martin struggled to find the bottom of the net, Morehead State’s Tarah Combs had no such problems. Combs connected on 7-of-12 shots from behind the 3-point arc for 21 of her game-high 25 points. As a team, Morehead State hit on 50 percent of its shots (27-of-54) from the floor and 46 percent from 3-point land (11-of-24).
The loss drops UTM’s record to 4-13 and 1-6 in the OVC, while the Eagles improve to 6-10 and 4-4 in the conference.
UTM held a 9-7 lead when Victoria Carlile nailed a three with 14:34 left in the first half.
Morehead responded with a 10-0 run to take control. The Skyhawks turned the ball over three times in that span. For the game, the Eagles converted UTM’s 14 turnovers into 29 points. UTM trailed 33-16 at halftime.
Phyllisha Mitchell topped UTM scorers with 20 points.
The Skyhawks will next face Austin Peay Thursday when they travel to Clarksville. Tipoff is set for 5:15 p.m.

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