Another game without Howard and Wyatt, but KeKe McKinney goes for the three, misses, and Blair Green rebounds for a basket to get Kentucky on the board first. Belmont on the board and ties it up, 2-2 but Dre’Una Edwards gets a basket, but Belmont with a 3 pointer, puts them up front 5-4. Belmont is showing the tough team they are here early in the first quarter, they lead 7-4, but Kentucky isn’t backing down just yet, they get basket and then Chasity Patterson with back to back baskets and get a free throw but misses, they take back the lead over Belmont, 10-7. An 8-0 runs for the Cats, they now lead 12-7. Belmont finally breaks their scoring drought but a foul puts Kentucky at the line, she makes it, 15-9 for the Cats. Kentucky foul, their first, puts Conley Chinn at the line, she makes, but the Cats end the quarter on an 11-3 run to lead 15-10 after one.
Maddie Cook for Belmont starts the second quarter with a basket, Kentucky with only a free throw but Dre’ Una Edwards with a basket, a free throw by Belmont and then a basket, Kentucky still leads. 6 straight points for the Cats and finally a 3 pointer by Blair Green, Belmont stays close, 27-19. Kentucky closes out the first half leading Belmont 32-23, they have two three pointers. Dre’Una Edwards leads with 12 points and 6 rebounds, Blair Green follows with 5 points and 3 rebounds, and Olivia Owens with 5 points and 2 rebounds.