Ada — ECU falls to Roadrunners 76-50
SAN ANTONIO — Miki Turner led four UTSA players in double figures with 16 points and the Roadrunners defeated East Central by a score of 76-50 in Friday’s exhibition game at the Convocation Center.
Kamra King added 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, while juniors Ashley Spaletta and Niaga Mitchell-Cole each tallied 11. Freshman Tesha Smith pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds in 15 minutes of action.
Sophomore Ashleigh Kelman-Poto scored a team-high 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe. She also grabbed seven rebounds off the bench to lead the Lady Tigers. Alycea Price added eight point while Erin Walling and Ashley Robison chipped in six points apiece.
East Central led 15-13 midway through the first half before the Roadrunners went on a 25-6 run to close out the opening 20 minutes to take a 41-24 lead into halftime. UTSA forced 13 Lady Tigers’ turnovers and went 16-for-21 from the foul line.
King led all scorers with 10 first-half points on 3-of-4 shooting, including one 3-pointer, and Smith corralled seven rebounds, which enabled the Birds to outrebound East Central, 28-22, in the opening half.
UTSA continued to pull away after intermission by outscoring the Lady Tigers 35-26 with Turner leading the way with 10 points.
Smith continued her assault on the glass by snaring eight rebounds.
ECU went just 3-of-23 from the 3-point line and was outrebounded 69-45. UTSA finished 27-of-43 from the free throw line compared to 9-of-16 for the visitors.
East Central tips off its season Nov. 9 versus Southwestern Christian inside the Kerr Activities Center.
Tigers scare Savage Storm in 3-0 win
ADA – The East Central University volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-17) sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State in Great American Conference action Thursday on the annual Black Out night in the Kerr Activities Center.
The Lady Tigers (10-15, 7-4 GAC) had a well-rounded attack, with no player garnering more than nine kills and four with six or more. Sophomore Hayley Gerken and senior Noelle Cope led the team with nine kills each. Gerken added four block assists, one service ace and a .474 (9k-0e-19ta) hitting percentage. Cope hit .304 (9k-2e-23ta) and added nine kills.