Written By: JMF
The Eagles first home game of the season resulted in a blowout of the visiting Shawnee State Bears. The Eagles were looking to bounce back after a 105-73 loss at Alabama. Just two days after that tough loss, the Eagles would bounce back in a big way.
The Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Shawnee State would hit a three to close the game to 6-3, and that is as close as the Bears would get to the Eagles the remainder of the night. Kalil Thomas would start a 14-0 run by the Eagles with a jumper in the lane.
Tony Webb, Jr. would hit a 3 for the Bears to end the run. After trading some buckets, the score stood 22-12 in favor of the Eagles. The Eagles would use an 11-0 run that was capped off by a Drew Thelwell layup, and the Eagles had extended their lead to 33-12.
By halftime, the Eagles were soaring away with a 49-20 lead. The Eagles used suffocating defense and held the Bears to 21.43% shooting in the first half. I
t wouldn’t get much better for the Bears in the 2nd half, as the Eagles held the Bears to 20 points in the 2nd half as well. For the game, Shawnee State only shot 25.4% from the field and 29.6% from behind the arc.
Riley Minix was a beast for the Eagles. Minix finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. Minix as 6-10 from the field and 6-6 from the free-throw line. Eddie Ricks had a very impressive game as well. Ricks finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Eddie was 8 of 13 from the field and 2 of 5 from three. Kalil Thomas had 13 points and shot 3 of 4 from three-point range and was 5 of 6 from the field.
The Eagles shot 56.5% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. The Eagles scored 52 points in the paint and scored 29 points off of turnovers.
Martin County standout and redshirt freshman, Brady Dingess played 4 minutes and was 1 of 2 from the three-point line and finished with 3 points in the win.
The Eagles return to action this Friday night when they travel to West Lafayette, IN to take on #3 ranked Purdue. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and will be on the Big10+ network.
Photo Courtesy of Morehead State University Athletics