The Murray State women cruised on Monday night at the CFSB Center to a 93-37 victory over Division III McMurray College. The Racers dominated all phases of the contest and about the only thing they didn’t do well in the contest was free-throw shooting.
Five Racers ended up scoring in double figures on the night with 12 Racers in total that scored. Every Racer that dressed on Monday ended up appearing in the victory as well. Ke’Shunan James and LeAsia Wright led MSU (6-4) with 16 points each. All 16 of Wright’s points came in the first half. Abria Gulledge added 14 points in the win while Bria Bethea and Jasmine Borders each had 10.
MSU forced the Highlanders (1-9) into 38 turnovers and scored 43 points off of MacMurray miscues. The Racers also had a huge advantage in points in the paint (48-12), fast break points (20-2) and in bench points (37-8).
For the game, the Racers shot 41.6 percent (37-for-89) from the floor, including 50 percent in the first half. MSU tied its season-high with 12 made 3-pointers and shot 32.4 percent from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, MacMurray shot just 23 percent for the game and went 4-of-17 (23.5 percent) from 3-point land. Neither team shot the ball well at the free-throw line as MSU went 7-of-19 and MacMurray was 9-for-15.
Right from the jump, the Racers held a clear advantage and led 33-7 at the end of the first period and had a 53-15 lead at halftime. MSU scored 20 or more points in three of the quarters and allowed the Highlanders to reach double figures in only the fourth and final quarter.
The Racers return to action this Friday and Saturday as they travel to Wichita State for the Shocker Winter Classic. MSU will face Incarnate Word at 4 p.m., Friday and Abilene Christian at 11 in the morning Saturday.
by Kevin DeVries


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