Post play highlights win over Murray State

Junior forward Chastity Gooch (30) goes up for a layup as forward Jashae Lee (42) guards her during WKU’s 86-63 win over Murray State Saturday at Diddle Arena.

Kyle Williams

WKU (2-1) used balanced scoring and strong post play to capture its 14th consecutive victory over Murray State 86-63 in Diddle Arena on Saturday.

Junior guard Alexis Govan picked up the 900th point of her career when she scored the second bucket of the game. Her 14-point performance marked the 39th straight game in which she has scored in double-figures.  

Junior forward Chastity Gooch was WKU’s top force, though. The post player scored 24 points and picked up 12 rebounds to help her team get the win.

Gooch said that the Lady Toppers have been working on defense and rebounding and used what they learned against Murray State.

“I felt like we did a very good job,” Gooch said. “…We’ve been practicing on our defense a lot and I felt like we did a pretty good job this afternoon.”

Sophomore guard Micah Jones recorded 16 points and hit four of her six three-point attempts. Sophomore forward Jalynn McClain posted her second career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Toppers travel to Southeast Missouri State University on Tuesday for a battle with the Redhawks. WKU beat SEMO by 16 in the only meeting between the two last season.

Heard said the Lady Toppers will need to focus in order to pick up a win against a well-coached team on the road.

“They’re very well coached,” Heard said. “…They do a lot of different change-ups on defense. They have some kids that can shoot it, too…so, we’re going to have to go in on the road and focus and buckle down and try to take care of some business.”