The first college basketball game played in the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center featured poor shooting all around - Lambuth won a road conference game while hitting only 29.6 percent from the floor because Pikeville found the rims even less to its liking, hitting 27.7 percent.
The team combined for 1-of-29 shooting from the arc. In fact, remove Gunter's 8-of-13 shooting and the teams combined to shoot only 24.5 percent from the field.
Lambuth, 13-6 and on the cusp of the NAIA's Top 25, got the win in its first Mid-South Conference game of the season. The game was played in the Expo Center because the MSC tournament will be held there March 2-4.
Gunter was the only Lady Eagle in double figures. Meghan Fuqua followed with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Pikeville (11-9, 0-1) got 11 points from freshman Camille Cook, thanks largely to going 7-of-10 from the free throw line. The next highest scorer was junior guard Jessica Lovell with nine. Senior Julie Yates had a solid all-around performance, finishing with five points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Pikeville will return the Expo Center for three more games, playing next against Campbellsville on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.