Morehead State Dominates Davis & Elkins with Stellar Defense and Soderlund’s Career Day

In a sensational showcase of skill and tenacity, Morehead State women’s basketball soared to victory against Davis & Elkins, securing an impressive 83-28 win. The Eagles (5-6) exhibited a stellar defense that limited Davis & Elkins to just 18.6% shooting, marking the lowest point total allowed by Morehead State since 2018.

Leading the charge was the dynamic Matilda Soderlund, who delivered a career-best performance with 24 points, including six three-pointers. The Eagles showcased remarkable teamwork, with four players scoring in double figures. Hallie Rhodes contributed 15 points and two steals, while Veronica Charles achieved a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists. Katie Novik displayed an all-around game with 12 points, eight assists, and an impressive four blocks. Not to be outdone, Blessing King dominated the boards with 15 rebounds.

The Eagles’ offensive prowess was evident as they sank nine threes on 19 attempts, emphasizing their deep shooting capabilities. Morehead State’s defense was equally remarkable, amassing eight blocks and forcing a staggering 28 turnovers.

The game unfolded with Morehead State establishing an early lead, taking a 23-12 advantage in the first quarter. The team continued to build on this momentum, going on significant runs in the second and third quarters, ultimately entering the fourth quarter with a commanding 65-18 lead.

Noteworthy highlights from the game include Veronica Charles recording a double-double, the Eagles shooting an impressive 73% from the three-point range, and a dominating defensive performance holding Davis & Elkins to just 12% from beyond the arc.

As the Eagles celebrate this convincing win, they look ahead to the conference play in Cape Girardeau, Mo., facing Southeast Missouri on New Year’s Eve. After a well-deserved holiday break, Morehead State is geared up for the challenges and triumphs that conference play will bring.

Stay tuned for more thrilling basketball action as Morehead State continues to dazzle on the court!

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