EKU Hoops rolls past Ohio Chillicothe

Eight Colonels finish in double figures, freshman Michael Moreno notches first career double-double

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RICHMOND, Ky. (EKU Athletics) – Eight Colonels scored in double figures as the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team rolled past Ohio Chillicothe, 129-43, on Tuesday night at McBrayer Arena.

Sophomore Jomaru Brown led all scorers in the game with 22 points. He added four assists, three rebounds and three steals.

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Senior Ty Taylor knocked down six three-pointers to finish with 20 points, to go along with five assists, five steals and three boards.

Making his first start as a Colonel, junior Russhard Cruickshank poured in 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting from deep. He also led Eastern with six assists and six steals.

Sophomore Tre King (14), senior Lachlan Anderson (13), freshman Tariq Balogun (13), junior Cameron Carmical (10) and freshman Michael Moreno (10) all tallied double figures on the night, as well.

Moreno finished with his first career double-double, pulling down 13 rebounds (six of them offensive).

Hayden Mink paced OUC with 12 points in the game.

EKU (2-1) forced Ohio Chillicothe into 37 turnovers and converted those turnovers into 57 points.

The Colonels shot 40 percent from deep (18-of-45) and 85 percent (17-of-20) from the stripe.

EKU returns to action on Friday night when the Colonels host in-state rival Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. at McBrayer Arena.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com